A 3.5″ (90 mm) diameter part is the largest part that can be accommodated in the standard Sherline lathe. Yet, occasionally it may be necessary to work on something larger. The Sherline headstock spacer block increases the maximum working diameter of the lathe to 6″ (152mm). This set includes a 1-1/4″ (32 mm) spacer block to fit under the lathe headstock and a riser-rocker tool post that raises the cutting tool by a corresponding amount. This useful accessory greatly expands the capability of the lathe.
If you wish to turn parts between centers with the headstock riser in place, you will also need to raise the tailstock the same amount with the tailstock riser block.
NOTE: While parts up to 6″ in diameter can be turned with the spacer block kit in place, it should be remembered that the horsepower of the lathe has not been increased a corresponding amount. Spacer blocks are intended for easy-to-machine materials, or for an occasional job requiring more clearance. If the work you intend to do is of a size that consistently requires spacer blocks, you might want to consider a larger lathe.
Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.
Riser Rocker Tool Post
|Tool Post Body Material||Aluminum|
|Body Coating||Black Anodized|
|Body Dimensions (H x W X D)||2.75″ x 1.25″ x 1.25″|
|Rocker Center Material||Aluminum|
|Riser Block Body Material||Aluminum|
|Body Coating||Black Anodized|
|Body Dimensions (H x W X D)||1.25″ x 2.5″ x 3″|
|Pivot Pin||Case Hardened 12L14 Steel|
|Alignment Key Material||Precision Ground Steel|
|12950||Headstock Riser Block||1|
|12980||1/4-20 x 3/8″ Flat Head Machine Screw, Slotted||1|
|12990||Riser Pivot Pin||1|
|40260||Precision Ground Head Key||1|
|40330||10-32 x 5/8″ SHCS||2|
|40540||5/16-18 x 3/4″ Cone Point Set Screw||1|
|40660||#10 Washer 3/16||1|
|12850||Rocker Riser Tool Post Body||1|
|11990||Rocker Tool Post Rocker Center||1|
|12860||10-32 x 3/4″ SHC Screw||2|
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Tailstock Riser Block
For those customers interested in turning larger diameters between centers, the Tailstock Riser Block will raise the tailstock to correspond with the riser block kit, allowing you an additional 1-1/4″ (31.7 mm) of clearance. The Tailstock Riser Block has a … Continued
Quick-Change Tool Post Riser
Your Sherline quick-change tool post system can be used with the riser blocks in place when turning larger diameter parts. This 1.25″ riser base brings the cutting tool up to the proper height when the headstock riser block is used … Continued