Lathe-crosslide mounting procedure
Installation of the crosslide requires no tools. First, make sure the bottom of the crosslide has a light coat of grease on all the sliding surfaces. This will have been applied at the factory, just make sure it has not been wiped off and that it is evenly distributed.
Next, see that the gib is in the proper position on the saddle. (See Figure 2.) It is taped into position for shipping. Remove the tape holding it in place. If the gib has come off, position it on the gib lock as shown.
Set the dovetail of the crosslide over the gib and matching dovetail on the saddle. Slide it onto the saddle about 1/4" (6-7mm) until it stops. (See Figure 3.)