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how do i find out what MT i have in my lathe a #1 or #2 or ?.................

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Forum topic by bob koller posted 2474 days ago 694 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bob koller

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2474 days ago

i’m trying to find a way to measure or know what MT i have in my 1935 sears lathe to get a tailstock livecenter….............bob


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Karson

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#1 posted 2474 days ago

Take the tailstock off the lathe and take it to a machine shop they might have a gauge to measure it.

I would guess a MT #2. I would think a MT#1 would be on a mini lathe or something small.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 2474 days ago

Take the tailstock to Rockler or Woodcraft )or someplace near you that sells lathes) and trial fit it.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 2474 days ago

I would also guess MT #2.

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bob koller

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#4 posted 2472 days ago

thanks guys….on another site they said all older sears lathes were #1….they also gave me a site that gave measurements up to a #6 MT….mine mic’ed to be a #1 MT….................bob

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#5 posted 2472 days ago

Sears lathes are #1 generally. You can find out for sure by taking your MT dimensions and figure it out with this link:

http://www.laymar-crafts.co.uk/info5.htm

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