Sherline Compound Gib 12770
Sherline Compound Gib
This is a replacement part for the Sherline Compound Slide. Part no. 1270.
About the Compound Slide
A Compound Slide is used to cut angles or tapers that cannot be cut by “swinging the headstock” (See the Assembly and Instruction Guide, P/N 5326, under the section on Taper Turning). The slide has 1.25″ to 1.75″ of movement, depending on the angle. The cutting tool can be held on either side or across the end of the compound body. NOTE: Our 3/8″ shank, insert tool holders will not work with the compound slide.
The actual use of the compound is quite straightforward. Use a properly sharpened tool bit which lines up with the center of the part being cut as there is no adjustment other than shimming to raise or lower the tool. The tool is mounted “upside down” with the cutting tip downward and the compound is used on the “back” side of the part. Four T-nuts are provided to hold the base of the compound to the table for a very secure mount without over-tightening. Make sure the base is mounted square to the table so the laser engraved angle scale will provide accurate readings.
Compound Slide Riser Block
A riser block for the compound is available as P/N 1272. When using the riser block, the cutting tool is reverted to the normal orientation rather than using it upside down