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Harbor Freight 14" x 40" lathe model 45276

by goodman59
posted 02-23-2017 01:28 AM


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#1 posted 02-23-2017 02:10 AM

Might check with Penn State Ind.?

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#2 posted 02-23-2017 03:29 AM

So the output shaft is not hollow to take a M1 or M2 tapered drive center?

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#3 posted 02-23-2017 03:40 AM

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 04:01 AM



I just purchased this well used lathe but didn t realize that it was missing the drive center. That s the piece with a female 3/4” x 10 tpi fitting that screws on the output shaft and actually drives the wood. Before I spend a lot of time and money trying to jury rig a new drive piece, perhaps someone may know where this piece might be available. Harbor Freight doesn t carry any parts for this model (surprise). Thanks for any advice!

- goodman59

Hi,
I had the same problem. I found what I need at Pennstate Industries. I needed to have a 1”-8 so I can put a pen mandrel on it. You need to buy this adapter (LA341018) which is 3/4-10 female to 1-8 male. They also have other adapters. you may call them and they are very helpful. Ask for JERRY in Tech support. He knows all this. Here is a link to their web site:
https://www.pennstateind.com/store/spindle-adapters.html
Good Luck
Sam

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 05:26 AM

It’s a shame that lathe doesn’t have a spindle with a taper… so you are left with only stuff you can screw on that 3/4”-10tpi spindle nose. I imagine that if HF no longer sources the drive center, then you are pretty much stuck trying to find one at places like ebay.

The cheapest and easiest way to get going would be to get a thread tap like Waho shows above. If you already have a tap/die set, you might already have the tap (3/4”-10tpi). You could use it to make a drive center as well as all sorts of other stuff (faceplates and direct threading glue blocks, screw chucks, jam chucks, mandrels, etc…) out of scrap 2×4’s:

The other option would be to get a chuck…

Cheers,
Brad

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 01:24 PM



It s a shame that lathe doesn t have a spindle with a taper… so you are left with only stuff you can screw on that 3/4”-10tpi spindle nose. Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Well… that answers my question.

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#7 posted 02-23-2017 07:54 PM

Thanks for all the information, fellows, but Penn State can’t offer any real assistance. As it looks right now, if nothing turn up on eBay (nothing so far) pretty soon, I’ll have to get something custom made to handle a tapered drive center.

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#8 posted 02-24-2017 01:09 AM

Here’s a spindle adapter to get you to 1X8 from the 3/4X10.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lathe-Spindle-Adapter-Connects-3-4-10-Machine-Spindle-to-1-8-Threaded-Chucks-/291895190754

Then may be you could get this when available.
https://www.pennstateind.com/store/LCENTSET.html

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#9 posted 02-24-2017 01:16 AM

Here’s a spindle adapter to get you to 1X8 from the 3/4X10.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lathe-Spindle-Adapter-Connects-3-4-10-Machine-Spindle-to-1-8-Threaded-Chucks-/291895190754
- WhyMe

You can get that same spindle adapter at Penn State for almost half that e-bay price…
Penn State 3/4-10 Spindle Adapter

I have that exact adapter, purchased from Penn State… and I can say for certain that it is a very nicely machined piece of steel.

Cheers,
Brad

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WhyMe

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#10 posted 02-24-2017 02:01 AM


Here’s a spindle adapter to get you to 1X8 from the 3/4X10.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lathe-Spindle-Adapter-Connects-3-4-10-Machine-Spindle-to-1-8-Threaded-Chucks-/291895190754
- WhyMe

You can get that same spindle adapter at Penn State for almost half that e-bay price…
Penn State 3/4-10 Spindle Adapter

I have that exact adapter, purchased from Penn State… and I can say for certain that it is a very nicely machined piece of steel.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Only a couple dollars cheaper. You got shipping from PSI. The seller on eBay shipping is free.

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#11 posted 02-24-2017 05:01 AM

See another option here by grinding your own spur drive center from a threaded rod coupler

http://www.jax-design.net/2014/06/how-to-make-mini-lathe.html

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#12 posted 02-24-2017 05:13 AM

If you buy the above spindle adapter from PSI, they also have a 7 Piece Multi Spur Drive Center Set that should work with it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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