Help !! Craftsman wood lathe parts

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Forum topic by Mikey458 posted 03-25-2017 12:23 AM 1433 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2017 12:23 AM

I purchased a used craftsman lathe and the spur center is stuck in the spindel I’m afraid it’s hopeless , the spindel is obsolete at sears where can I find one ? Model 113.23801. Part no.56611. Thanks for your time Mike

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 12:33 AM

That’s the tube lathe made by Emerson electric. Go to the Ridgid web site and look for parts for the Ridgid Lathe. Same thing. Usually just spray some WD40 into the spindle then stick a rod through and drive out the spur. It is a #1 morse taper.

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 12:45 AM

Seems to be a common problem lately :)

Check this thread from just a few days ago – same lathe (basically), same problem:
Spur Stuck in Headstock of Older Mastercraft Lathe

Can’t use a knockout rod like suggested above – the spindle is not hollow, and you use the nut on the spindle to back out the drive spur. Shouldn’t be any need to replace the whole spindle.

Just in case you need it, manual can be found here.


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#3 posted 03-25-2017 01:00 AM

Thanks guys !! Really appreciate the help, the info on the manual is a big help, I’ll be putting your advice to work this Sunday,

Thanks again ,mikey458

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#4 posted 08-07-2017 10:19 AM

I inherited the same lathe and need the same spindle as mine has run out problems. The craftsman spindle is no longer made – does anyone know the model of the Rigid lathe that used the same spindle? I’d like to see if they still make it.


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