Lathe Drive Center????

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Forum topic by ShannonRogers posted 08-13-2008 01:01 AM 1177 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-13-2008 01:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe drive center spindle turning

Anyone have any good experiences or recommendations for a high quality after market lathe drive center? I am still using the one that came with my Jet lathe and it holds about as well as scotch table when it comes to spindle turning. Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 08-13-2008 01:10 AM

i know that Lee Valley has a sorby one. you might want to check that out. its a beginner one that stops holding if you cut to deep. its cool. you’ll have to check it out.

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#2 posted 08-13-2008 01:51 AM

I swear by the Steb Centres which I believe is what teenagewoodworker is talking about. The centre point is springloaded and, instead of having 2 or 4 spurs, it has many small spurs which will slip if you get a huge catch.

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