My Rockwell 25-700 has a taper attachment with a telescoping cross slide lead screw. There is a nut that secures the lead screw to the taper attachment. The pencil is pointing at it in this picture.
I want to tighten the nut as much as possible to minimize backlash but when I do the nut binds while turning the lead screw. Then when I back the lead screw off, the nut loosens or sometimes comes off. How are telescopic lead screw normally attached? Is this a factory install?
Anyone have an idea how to prevent the binding and backing off of the nut?