AzB Silver Member
Glade that you got it solved. The real lesson is finding out the adjustment that actually made the difference. You can often just change one of the carriage grubsrews/setscrew for a cap head screw or get a longer screw and put butterfly nut type wings on it, for tightening the carriage for the operation that needs a locked carriage, and then release it so that the normal running clearance is there. Those headstocks are just fine for the most part, unless you need the bigger through diameter. Chris and few others used to sell the adjustable height tool posts, that make setting up the tools , so much easier than having to use shims etc as well. The Taig mini lathes are a great little machine, especially for the small footprint that they take up.Yeah that carriage doesn't lock but I did tighten the tension down so it takes good force to move it.
One or the other did move and it wasn't cutting 90°. Hour worth of adjustments and sharpened bit again and it cut straight, tried 3 different squares to be sure lol. So far it's holding and even just feels solid on hit vrs the last tip.
I am going to find me a head that'll fit on the lathe to avoid this situation again