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Old 11-11-2015, 05:27 AM
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Default Bridgeport Table Locks?

I found a newer BP on CL and it appears to have two X axis table locks? Any idea why?
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:49 AM
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Ambidextrous? Is one of them added on after-the-fact?
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Looking at pics, a lot of them seem to have two.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:47 AM
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Probably a good idea. I bet the ham fisted kids wouldn't crank the feed if both of them were locked. :-) On the other hand maybe they would. :-(
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Probably a good idea. I bet the ham fisted kids wouldn't crank the feed if both of them were locked. :-) On the other hand maybe they would. :-( ...lew...
They still would try, and then really break something in the process.

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My Taiwanese clone has two locks on the X axis. Thinking about all the mills I've seen or used over the years I can't think of one that didn't have two locks...
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:01 PM
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We have 4 Bridgeports and none of them have two locks.
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My Grizz 0755 has two on the X, two on the column, one on everything else (Sometimes I actually remember to LOOSEN all of 'em before using power feed on X or "up" )...Steve
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We have 4 Bridgeports and none of them have two locks.
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Thats why I was asking, mine only has one. Seems to work just fine and its a clapped out pile. One would really have to reef on the handwheels to overcome the lock.
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My clone has two table locks the Bridgport We had at the machineshop I owned had two locks as well. Like Keith I can not remember using a mill with only one lock.
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