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Setup and Features

To set up your Mark V in the lathe mode, follow the instructions in the Owners Manual that came with your machine.

As you work in the lathe mode, you'll find that the Mark V is an extremely capable lathe with several special features.

  • It has swing of 8-1/8", so that you can turn stock up to 16-1/4" in diameter. It will hold a spindle up to 34" long between the center-long enough to turn table legs.
  • The quill feed holds the spindle in place between the centers.
  • The tool rest is 8" long and swivels a full 360 degrees. It adjusts up or down with the table height mechanism and sideways by sliding the carriage along the way tubes. The Model 510 tool rest arm has a center post position that is used when turning heavy stock.
  • The speed dial provides a broad range of speeds for a variety of lathe operations from rough shaping to finish sanding.
  • The tailstock has an eccentric mount to aid in turning tapers.
  • A lathe steady rest is available that helps to reduce whip and vibration of the spindle stock.

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