About the Riser Plate for the 8″ Crosslide
We designed the headstock riser plate at the request of several of our customers who replaced our 6″ crosslide with the thicker 8″ crosslide. Most of these customers are using our lathe as a chucker lathe with gang tooling. The problem that they were facing is that we only make two tool posts that are shorter so they will be on center when using the 8″ crosslide or 13″ mill table in place of the 6″ crosslide.
NOTE: We do not recommend using the 13″ mill table as a crosslide.
By using this riser plate, we have raised the headstock to match the additional thickness of the 8″ crosslide. Therefore, all of our standard tool posts will now be on centerline with the headstock.
Be advised that the tailstock will not align with the headstock when using this spacer. Therefore, you will not be able to turn parts between centers. Additionally, some of our other accessories, such as the thread cutting attachment, will also NOT work when you are using this spacer.