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Forum topic by Stevan posted 06-11-2018 09:29 AM 803 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2018 09:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: delta lathe 1460 tail

I just inherited this lathe from an old master. It has been in use as late as last year. I am pumped to add it to my shop, but when setting it up I discovered the tail center is really bunged up and needs replaced. That sucker will not budge. Any special trick to getting the tail center out?

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 11:09 AM

Hello Stevan, a picture of the tailstock would help. If you have applied something to cut the rust and it won’t budge, then there are a number of ways to remove it. More than likely you’ll need to take the handle off the tailstock and remove set screw that should be on the side of the center post. Need a picture first though.

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 03:13 PM

I am assuming that you have already tried penetrating oil but if you don’t already know about it, Kroil works like magic.

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 05:21 PM

Sometimes retracting the moving part all the way
will push the tail center out.

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 05:36 PM

I had the same issue with my old craftsman, I placed a large wrench as a spacer between the talistock and the center and as I retracted the center all the way the wrench put pressure on it and popped it out

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#5 posted 06-12-2018 01:16 AM

Thank you all! I was out of penetrating oil (use a lot of it on our farm). Picked some up on my way home from work, let it work for about an hour, then I retracted it harder than I was comfortable with yesterday. Viola! thank you very much for the help.

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