Hello All

I have a Hare and Forbes AL-51G lathe with is very similar to the 9x20 lathe. A while ago I dismantled my saddle and apron in order to fit a DRO. I gave all parts a good clean and then assembled it.

All seems to work well, but I have a problem in that the longitudinal feed lever is hard to disengage while taking a cut. The deeper the cut, the harder to disengage. The lever engages very easy. I have again dismantled that apron and had another good look over every thing and and gave it a good going over with lubrication, however the problem is still there.

This lathe is only a couple of years old and I have had it since new, but seldom used. Sadly I can't recall trying the longitudinal feed lever disengagement before I dismantled it :-(

Please find attached two pictures of the apron showing threading and longitudinal feed levers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Keith

9x20 Lathe - longitudinal feed hard to disengage-screen-shot-2018-04-16-7-06-a 9x20 Lathe - longitudinal feed hard to disengage-screen-shot-2018-04-16-7-05-a

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