Sherline Riser Plate for 8 Inch Crosslide 1294
Riser Plate for 8 Inch Crosslide
Sherline designed the headstock riser plate P/N 12940 at the request of several customers who replaced their 6″ crosslide with the thicker 8″ crosslide P/N 60880 (manual) and P/N 67036 (CNC). Most of these customers are using the Sherline lathe as a chucker lathe with gang-tooling. The problem that they were facing was that Sherline only makes two tool posts that are shorter so they will be on center when using the 8″ crosslide or 13″ mill table in place of the 6″ crosslide.
NOTE: We do not recommend using the 13″ mill table as a crosslide.
By using this riser plate, they have raised the headstock to match the additional thickness of the 8″ crosslide. Therefore, all of the Sherline standard tool posts will now be on centerline with the headstock.
Be advised that the tailstock will not align with the headstock when using this spacer. Therefore, you will not be able to turn parts between centers. Additionally, some of Sherline’s other accessories, such as the thread cutting attachment P/N 3100, will also NOT work when you are using this spacer.