Crosslide Accessory Plate


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Product Description

Use of the Crosslide Accessory Plate

The table on the mill is thicker than the table on the lathe because of the greater forces transferred to the table in milling and the requirement for stiffer setups. When using the vertical milling column on the lathe, the table can be “beefed up” by adding this plate, which adds 1/2″ of thickness to the table. It also serves as a tooling plate that protects the surface of your lathe table from damage. The plate attaches to the table utilizing four recessed cap screws and T-nuts. It should be removed for lathe turning to maximize the diameter of the part that can be turned so that the standard tool post can be used.

The Crosslide Accessory Plate Works Well on the Mill

  1. On the mill, it can be used to extend the length of the mill table. This extension is used mostly for mounting the rotary table vertically without losing usable travel on the table.
  2. If you use the crosslide accessory plate on the mill table with the rotary table and you are using the adjustable tailstock, you can use two of these (one on each end) to keep the centerline height of both the rotary table and the adjustable tailstock the same.


The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

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Crosslide Accessory Plate
Plate Body Material Aluminum
Body Coating Black Anodized
Body Dimensions (H x W X D) 2.75″ x 6″ x 0.5″
P/N Description Quantity
30171 Crosslide Accessory Plate 1
30565 10/32 Modified T-nuts 4
40510 10/32 x 3/8″ SHC Screws 4