H. D. Cross Sliding Table
This heavy-duty compound slide table can be used for several applications e.g.
positioning, milling, line drilling & optical viewing.
Table surface: 5 1/2" x 12"
Table Cross Travel: 5"
Table Longitudinal Travel: 8"
T-Slots: 2-1/2" Centers
Base size: 8" Dia.
Height: 4 1/2"
As per all reviews of low cost Chinese machines, I followed the recommendation to disassemble, clean, oil and reassemble. I was surprised to see how poor the metal and machining was in the areas not seen. Sort of out of sight out of mind as the top surface of the table was perfect. The lower castings were not complete and some ends were simply not there but were machined over anyway. One machined way had small air holes in the casting that were machine over. There were also bristles from the paint brush in the paint (very sloppy but not really functional so I guess that is how it is made).
I reassembled and greased it then adjusted the gibs and screws. I was able to get most of the side to side rotational slop out of the x & y planes but to reduce screw back lash, I had to sacrifice ease of turning the cranks. I'm not sure if the X & Y are exactly 90 degrees but there does not seem to be any way to adjust if not.
The small knobs on the turn wheels unscrew when turning CW. I guess some loctite will secure them.
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