Headstock & Tailstock

The terms "Headstock" and "Tailstock" are used in the context of equipment used in welding and fabrication. In this context, they may refer to components that hold and support the workpiece during fabrication and welding processes.

The Headstock is a component located at one end and its position opposite the Tailstock. The primary function of the Headstock is to support the main spindle, which holds and rotates the workpiece. Headstock contains the motor, gears, and other components that drive the spindle. It provides the rotational power needed for turning. The Tailstock serves as a support for the opposite end of the workpiece; it has idler spin which can be adjusted to accommodate different lengths of workpieces.