Use of the Hardinge TT Tapping Head??
I just bought a Hardinge TT Tapping head and have been having a problem. (The lathe is a Hardinge DSM 59.) I can tap the hole fairly well, however, I have to stop the machine, grab ahold of the part of the tapping head that spins, turn the spindle backwards by hand, in order to get the tap to start backing out. After a few turns, I can back it out under power.
I think I am doing something wrong. Does anybody have any instructions, can point me to some instructions, or can tell me how to properly use this thing? (I have already searched this forum...and may have missed the thread, if it exists.)
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