Here is the ultimate alternative to wrestling with a heavy tailstock when you need it out of the way. With the Powermatic Tailstock Swing Away, you just slide your tailstock onto the swing away, lock it down, unlock the swing away, and gently ease your tailstock out of the way. All with a small fraction of the force needed to lift it the old fashioned way. This robust swing away is designed to fit Powermatic 4224B lathes.
Easily swing the lathe tailstock down and store it out of the way
Quickly locks to the lathe bed with a few turns of the handle
Does not interfere with bed extension mounted in lower position