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Forum topic by Fish22 posted 09-26-2010 12:43 AM 1823 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fish22

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09-26-2010 12:43 AM

I have been looking at different lathes over the past week or 2. It seems that a #2 Morse Taper is the way to go because it allows for easier and more abundant accessories or upgrades. I am looking at one lathe that has a #2 Headstock Taper and a #1 tailstock. So now for my questions:

This doesn’t seem correct to me, or is this even possible? What problems could I have with the different MT? When it comes to the madrels, which one would I base it off, the headstock or the tailstock?

Any help would be appreciated.

-- Bryan, South River, NJ


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#1 posted 09-26-2010 12:52 AM

Sounds new to me. Most lathes are either a #1 or a #2 taper. Never heard of them being together on the same lathe. I like the #2 because it is a little bigger and in my opinion less vibration. Just like the difference between 1/2 shank router bits and 1/4 shank.

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#2 posted 09-26-2010 01:05 AM

you can easily get an adapter to let a #1 fit into the #2, check HF, Grizzly, Enco etc

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#3 posted 09-26-2010 01:42 AM

Accessories are far more common for morse taper #2. That would deter me from that lathe.

This one is set up that way.
http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed-bench-top-wood-lathe-65345.html

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