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About the Standard 1⅝” Handwheel
The 1⅝” handwheels are the standard handwheels that ship with many of our machines, including the lathe tailstock and our 4″ rotary table. They can be used on either a lathe or a mill. See Figure 1 for proper handwheel-to-axis orientation for each machine.

When upgrading handwheels, consider also the adjustable “zero” handwheels. They are available in 2″ and 2½” diameters and can make keeping track of dimensions easier.

Handwheel graduations

  • Inch: 50-divisions
  • Metric: 100-divisions

FIGURE 1: The engraved numbers on the handwheels are oriented differently for ease of reading depending on the axis onto which they are mounted. For example, if you mount a handwheel designed for the mill X-axis on the mill Y-axis the numbers will appear upside down (handwheels shown in FIGURE 1 are not necessarily those that will ship with your order).

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.

Download PDF 40050 Instructions

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