Always the first thing.

by Deus Machina

Make sure the tailstock's true. Measure a cut on a long piece at the headstock and the tailstock. If it's larger at the tailstock end, move it toward you. Smaller, move it away.
It doesn't rule out a warped bed or an angle at the head, but it's the most common cause and can correct some very minor issues there if you're making low-precision parts.
Repeat the test cuts with longer or shorter bars to check for bed issues along the length.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017, 7:22 PM

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