If a lathe is a 9 X 24, how is that measured. I know the 24 is distance between centers and the 9 is swing. How is the 9 measured???? How about lathe spndle height from the bed? Is that also measured and reported? Wow, so early and so many questions. Old minds want to know!!! Thanks for the help.
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The swing is the dimension diameter of the largest part you can turn in the chuck either over the bed, over the carriage and through the bed-gap, if you have one.
The different dimensions are in Dia. in US/Can and in Rad. in UK and other parts.
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