Craftsman Six Inch Lathe Dials
For Craftsman Six Inch Lathes which also suffer from difficult-to-read dials this is a solution. Dial sets for the larger lathes are too large, but the small lathes can have up to a 1-1/4" dial for the crossfeed and 1-1/8" for the compound. These dial sets are simpler in that they are not zero-settable but they are noticeably easier to read. No modifications to the lathe are required. Each slide has two pieces, one of which is the dial itself and the other a flange to provide the larger fiducial (zero) mark.