Excelsior Mini Lathe Quill Issue

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Nov 9, 2022
Lancaster, OH
I’m having an issue with my tailstock quill not tightening down. It tightens down with enough pressure that the blank closet to the headstock doesn’t rotate on the mandrel, but I can rotate the blank closest to the tailstock by hand.

I’ve had this issue before but was always able to resolve it after resetting the set screw into the groove on the quill. No such luck this time. Thought maybe the tailstock wasn’t locked down good and tight, so I cranked down on it a little more but that didn’t help.

Possible the set screw is worn and isn’t sitting right in the quill? Not many parts to the tailstock so I’m hoping it’s a simple fix.
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