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Forum topic by NightOwl posted 02-21-2010 05:02 PM 5788 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NightOwl

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02-21-2010 05:02 PM

Hi everyone.

I’m hoping someone might be able to help me out. I recently purchased an old Delta/Rockwell 46-450 wood lathe and it is missing the quill/ram for the tailstock. I’m not even 100% sure it is the original tailstock as it doesn’t appear to be exactly the same as ones I’ve seen in photos.

Does anyone have any insights has to where I can find a replacement tailstock assembly for this lathe?
The tool deck gap is 1.5 inches and the distance to center is 6 inches (12 inch swing).

I’ve been searching the internet but I can’t seem to find replacement tailstocks and I don’t know enough about other manufacturers to know if I could, for example, use a tailstock from a Grizzly 12” lathe.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

-- Bill


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WayneC

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 05:14 PM

Did you check on eBay?

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 06:17 PM

WayneC – Yes and nothing specific for this lathe and not enough descriptions on what is listed to know if they would be compatible. There is a Sears/Atlas 6×18 listed but again, not sure if it would work or not.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 06:21 PM

How old is the lathe? You might check on www.owwm.org in the bring out your dead section. If nothing is listed join the site and place a want to buy ad for what you are looking for

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 06:47 PM

Try this link for info. There may be something similar. I’m assuming there are a number of 12” tailstocks that would work.

http://www.owwm.com/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=1141&tab=3

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 02:41 AM

MedicKen & WayneC – The lathe is old and I would say 1950-60ish. I took your advice and have a post out on owwm as well since there appears to be other people in the same boat. So far I’ve heard that any Delta 12” tailstock from any model will work on this, Yates-American J-line 12” series tailstocks should work, and even JET 12”. However, I still haven’t seen any replacement ones listed anywhere.

Best I’ve seen is the replacement ram part I’m missing (assuming nothing else is wrong) will run about 167-170 from companies such as Ace and eReplacement. Hoping to find lower cost options or some prices for newer full assembly tailstocks.

-- Bill

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 02:45 AM

If your not in a hurry, you can check craigslist and ebay for a while. I have seen 12” tail stocks on ebay before.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 02:31 PM

I’m not in a rush and checking around on the lists/auctions and local shops to see what turns up. Searching around yesterday it would appear that I’m not the only one looking for 12” tailstocks.

-- Bill

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