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tailstock

[teyl-stok] /ˈteɪlˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a movable or sliding support for the dead center of a lathe or grinder.
Origin of tailstock
1860-1865
1860-65; tail1 + stock
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  • An end-cutting rest is fitted to the tailstock, which is adapted for operating on flanged couplings and similar work.

  • The tool rest is clamped to the base the same as the tailstock.

  • This drill is flat and the right end has a large center hole for receiving the center of the tailstock.

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  • These reamers are held while in use in a socket inserted in the tailstock spindle, as when using a twist drill.

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  • After the tailstock center is withdrawn, the emery wheel is adjusted for grinding.

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  • The tailstock center is next set over by guess and a caliper tool is clamped in the toolpost.

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  • A hole is next drilled in the end of the rod by using a twist drill in the tailstock.

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  • When a reamer is used in the lathe, the outer end is supported by the tailstock center and should have a deep center-hole.

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  • The tailstock or poppet-head screw is a right hand because the nut moves in this case.

  • The lathe is run very slowly for reaming and the reamer is fed into the work by feeding out the tailstock spindle.

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British Dictionary definitions for tailstock

tailstock

/ˈteɪlˌstɒk/
noun
1.
a casting that slides on the bed of a lathe in alignment with the headstock and is locked in position to support the free end of a workpiece
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