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08-15-2015 04:20 PM

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So, I have the HF (General Machinery) 10in. x 18in. 5 speed 1/2 HP Benchtop Wood Lathe. Today I went to Woodcraft to get a Nova chuck. They had the chuck in stock but we couldn’t identify the size adapter I would need. The clerk even thought it might be in metric. Anyone else have this problem? I even took the face plate with me to ensure I get the right size, but no such luck. Help? What do I need to mount a Nova chuck to my HF lathe?

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#1 posted 08-15-2015 04:45 PM

There’s a review from “TurninPoint” on the HF site that says it has a 1”x8TPI headstock.
http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed-bench-top-wood-lathe-65345.html

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#2 posted 08-15-2015 04:48 PM

I have harbor freights larger lathe (34796) and it has a 1”x8tpi spindle or whatever it’s called. I looked yours up and came up with the same.

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 08:54 PM

Your 1X8 faceplate should have threaded onto the Jet, Nova, Rikon mini lathes in the store.

Chucks are fine but be leery of inserts for Nova at Woodcraft. In particular the 1X8 and 1.25 X 8. Teknatool/Nova inserts comes in a red Teknatool box, if it is not in a Teknatool box it is a knock-off and can cause a lot of run out. Woodcraft is the only company I know of that sells their own knockoff of a Nova insert.

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#4 posted 08-16-2015 12:16 AM

If it don’t say Nova – it ain’t!

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 06:47 PM

When first saw this thread thought why not just go to manual or HF web site. So I did and information about spindle threads not in the manual or on the web site. Normally here in US; when see an MT2 mini lathe headstock spindle we think 1” x 8 TPI. That might not be true for other parts of the world.

At one time lathe listed MT2 1” x 8 TPI for headstock spindle & MT1 for tailstock. Like other folks here believe your lathe’s headstock spindle is MT2 1”x 8 TPI. Looks like they made a change & deleted headstock information at web site & manual. You can always call tech support toll free and ask them what is spindle size and threads per inch.

http://manuals.harborfreight.com/manuals/65000-65999/65345.pdf

If they have any lathes LeeMills mentioned at the store your faceplate should work.

Depending upon NOVA chuck you buy may not need and insert. NOVA Percision Midi comes with 1” x 8 TPI direct threaded.

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#6 posted 08-16-2015 08:18 PM


Depending upon NOVA chuck you buy may not need and insert. NOVA Percision Midi comes with 1” x 8 TPI direct threaded.

- Wildwood

I didn’t get a chuck yet. I’ll wait until I find the right adapter.

Thanks for all the input guys.

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