About the 13″ Crosslide Assembly
This 13″ lathe crosslide is for those who want to convert their Sherline lathe into a “Chucker Lathe” or gang-tooling lathe. The 13″ crosslide can hold multiple gang-tooling tool posts.
This 13″ lathe crosslide is .870″ thick (as opposed to the standard 6″ crosslide which is .625″ thick) and is not recommended to replace your lathe crosslide for normal use. The extra thickness of this crosslide requires a headstock riser plate (P/N 1295) to put tooling on center with the headstock. When you switch to a gang-tooling setup using the 13″ crosslide along with a riser plate, you will no longer be able to use your tailstock! We make a riser for the headstock but not one for the tailstock, so parts cannot be turned between centers. Some of our other accessories, such as the thread-cutting attachment, can also not be used with this thicker crosslide.
The DRO crosslide includes a leadscrew, a DRO handwheel, and an encoder unit with cable.