Bent Bed Bars??????
Hello, I purchased a new Record Power CL3 Lathe recently, and i have had problems with the Centres lining up, i was told that it was the fact that i was using it on a Wooden Bench???? I have had 3 Lathes, and they have all been on a Wooden bench with no problems, i was advised to purchase the metal bench that you can purchase from Record Power. I done this, and still had the same problem, i got a fellow Woodturner to take a look at it for me as an extra pair of eyes incase i was doing something wrong. He checked everything, and found that the Bed bars that the head and tail stock sit on are bent, making the tail stock sit higher than the head stock. If you slacken off the end bolts and roll them, you can see them move up and down, letting the head stock go up and down. I contacted Record Power and they sent me two new bars, one is perfect, the other is bent like the other two. I contacted them again, and was told that they do come bent, to allow you to ajust the setup????????????????????
I cannot get it set up because of this reason, there bent and the head and tail will not line up. I always thought they had to be perfect, so you can line the Lathe up properly. Any advice you can pass on to me would be great.