|Before you make any measurements, be sure the slide is mounted to the Hardinge without any dirt, burrs, or assorted stuff under the slide.Removing the tooling plate from the slide:
|If the tooling plate is too high:Surface grind the top of the tooling plate down to the correct height.
If the tooling plate is too low:
Shim the plate up at the 5 points shown below
|Putting the tooling plate back on:The most important part is to make sure all surfaces are clean. Then the plate just goes back in place and gets screwed down. Be sure to use the 4 shorter screws in the nut housing. Do not tighten the 4 sets of screw to the bearing blocks until the plate has been indicated square to the face of the spindle. To do this, mount an indicator in the spindle or on the head stock. Bank the indicator against the face of the slide. Travel the slide back and forth in X and tap the tooling plate until the indicator does not move. Then finish tightening down the bolts to the bearing blocks.|