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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-19-2017 11:18 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2017 11:18 PM

I want to get a wrench for my lathe face plate, it a 10×18 from HF it measures 1 1/4, or a hair above is it 1 1/4 or metric if metric what size thanks

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 11:38 PM

Just use an adjustable wrench (crescent)

-- Putty

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 12:06 AM

I would go with a strap wrench like these. Go with a good one to last a lifetime, not a plastic one. Will work with chucks and non-turning needs also. At a quick look the Titan at $13.13 looks like it would do the job but shop around.

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 01:39 AM

my cresant wrenches are to small, thanks for the tip on the strap wrench didn’t think of that.

another question is the face plate thread 1 inch 8 or is that metric aswell

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#4 posted 04-20-2017 06:55 AM

1-1/4” and 32mm wrenches are the same size, doesn’t matter which you buy.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 04-20-2017 01:20 PM

Does your face plate have set screws on the threaded section? If so, just lock the spindle, screw on the face plate until it stops and then tighten the screws. If it’s on too tight it will be hard to remove.

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#6 posted 04-20-2017 02:27 PM

I’ll check but I don’t remember any thing like that it just screws on and off. I couldn’t even find away to lock the spindle

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#7 posted 04-20-2017 02:40 PM

Maybe they tell you somewhere at the web site or manual could not find it. At one time did list MT 2, 1” x 8 TPI headstock spindle and MT 1 tailstock, but was MT 2 looks like they updated the manual. They did sell a smaller MT1 lathe but don’t see it listed now.

Feel safe saying if you have this lathe your spindle thread is 1” x 8 TPI. According to manual wrench supposed to come with the lathe.

-- Bill

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#8 posted 04-21-2017 12:18 PM

That lathe looks to be identical to the Rockler Excelsior Mini Lathe that I bought on sale for about the same price as the HF version. I actually downloaded the HF manual because the Rockler manual was awful and even wrong on the belt speed diagram. The Rockler lathe does not have a locking spindle. It came with a steel rod that doubles as a drive center knock out tool and spindle lock (lever?) but did not include a wrench for the face plate. I recommend that you just get a large adjustable wrench because if you buy other face plates for it, they may not use the same size wrench as the included face plate. I am sure that HF has one cheap, though I doubt it is any cheaper than this one on Amazon. Just make sure that it can handle at least a 1-1/4” nut.

-- 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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#9 posted 04-21-2017 06:18 PM

jobHi, I was a a used goods store, junk shop realy, asked the owner he came up with a cresant that will do the job, never thought of other face plates

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