Originally Posted by Mr. Shookie
If you have a squared peice of metel, I.E. a small carpenters square.
Here is a link...
the part number is 103-547
It only costs $16.00
You take the metel piece and make sure your guides are square to the base.
If they are out even a little then your cut will be cone shaped.
I hope that makes sence. PM me if you need any more info.
I have a cobra lathe myself and that was at first a problem for me too. If you have the pin for the brush hood alignment tool set. Use it to help align your lathe (or press a rod out of a old armature).
1) Lay it on the lathe as it were the comm.
2) Work cutting bit back and forth as close as possible to alignment rod.
3) Once you can tell which setting block is off. Loosen the two bolts from underneath to adjust it.
What you are looking for is to have the tip of the bit almost touch the rod as you it pass the glide left and right. Try to adjust it until the bit tip til it is almost touching the rod as if the rod were the comm you were going to cut. It is fairly easy to do. Mine work like a champ since I adjusted the setting blocks. Hope this helps.