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Posted on Help with lathe live center, chuck, etc.

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#1 posted 08-13-2017 08:37 PM

According to several owners accounts I’ve been able to find, that lathe is similar or the same as the older Harbor Freight 14×40 lathe (although some also had an outboard sanding disc). Buffalo Tool company was just an importer, and the Buffalo brand was a trademark of the TAB Merchandise Corp (now defunct), so it’s very possible they were identical with just different colors. Those had a 3/4” X 10tpi spindle.

That is the same spindle size as on my old Delta… which I used (and still do) without the need of a chuck or faceplate and turned some really nice stuff. If you have a reasonably complete tap and die set, you might already have the tap for it. My old Craftsman set had one, which saved me the $10 or so to buy one :)


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