The ST 54 is a follow rest used to support parts during turning operations. Long and small diameter parts will have a tendency to flex under the force of the cutting tools. This tool uses 2 adjustable bronze riders which follow the cutting tool from the opposite side of the cut to prevent this flexing. PLEASE NOTE: The follow rest was a standard feature on BRIDGEMILL and TRI POWER machines. It can be purchased as an upgrade for SHOPTASK 17-20XM,XMTC, GOLD series and SHOPMASTER 2000 machines. Early machines may require a shim plate to raise the follow rest to match the lathe center height.
THE BLUE PICTURED UNIT FITS ONLY PATRIOT VFD AND MILL TURN MACHINES FROM 2009-PRESENT.
THE YELLOW UNIT FITS MACHINES FROM 1991 TO 2008 NOTE: THIS STYLE FOLLOW REST WILL REQUIRE DRILLING AND TAPPING HOLES ON SOME MACHINES AND MAY NOT CLEAR THOSE WITH DRO MOUNTED. PLEASE INQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.