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Forum topic by JADobson posted 05-22-2016 02:29 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JADobson

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05-22-2016 02:29 AM

Hi, I’ve got a Harbor Freight Lathe (34706) and I’ve lost the point for the live centre. It fell out while I was turning a bowl and it got swept up with the shavings. I’m hoping someone has an extra one that they would be willing to sell. I know it’s a long shot but I thought I’d ask.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany


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WhyMe

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#1 posted 05-22-2016 02:36 AM

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#2 posted 05-22-2016 03:01 AM

I’d just make a new point for it.. but not everyone has that capability. Doubt you will be able to find a direct replacement sold individually, so your next best bet is to purchase a new MT2 live center. The HF one is about $20. Unfortunately, it’s probably not stocked at your local store, so will have to be ordered through the web and shipped. Or you could take the opportunity to upgrade to a quick change system like the Nova (teknatool).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 05-22-2016 03:08 AM

This came off my old Harbor Freight lathe:

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#4 posted 05-22-2016 08:38 PM

That lathe takes a standard #2 Morse taper center, available from any shop supplier, such as Enco, Grizzly, MSC, McMaster-Carr, etc.

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#5 posted 05-24-2016 12:37 PM

I use this one for the same lathe

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#6 posted 05-24-2016 01:36 PM



I use this one for the same lathe

- OSU55

That’s the same center I purchased for my HF lathe. I had forgotten where I got it, but it was PennState.

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#7 posted 05-24-2016 03:56 PM

Thanks everyone. One just appeared on my local kijiji (Canadian cragislist). Turns out it will be a bit cheaper.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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