|LATHE RACK DRIVE|
|Warco WMT300/2 (similar to the Clarke, Grizzly 4015 and Smithy 1220)|
↓ Part of the problem is the state of the gears and the meshing.
↓ I took it apart to investigate further.
↓ This is the shaft that the handwheel is attached to.
↓ I remember reading somewhere that the shafts in these Chinese machines are a standard bearing size.
↓ As an experiment, I temporarily increased the radius of the handwheel to see what it felt like.