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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-20-2017 03:08 AM 476 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2017 03:08 AM

I just realized my HF lathe is metric, is the face plate thread metric or 1 inch 8 thanks


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#1 posted 04-20-2017 03:19 AM

Did your lathe come with a manual?

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#2 posted 04-20-2017 03:42 AM

I thought we had determined quite a while back that your lathe has a 1”x8tpi spindle. If you are referring to the faceplate that came with the lathe, then I would think it’s the same… doesn’t make much sense to ship a faceplate along with a lathe if it won’t work.

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Brad

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 04:42 AM

I didn’t it was determined but assumed, I just put a wen bandsaw together it was metric as was my table saw a nd the lathe. why would the lathe have metric bolts and american spindle. I just want to know before I pay ten bucks for a tap and find out it is wrong. Just my wife’s paranoia rubbin off. actually I am almost as paranoid as she is and over think . things I’ll go with 1×8 thank you all for your patience

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#4 posted 04-20-2017 06:50 AM

1-8 will be obvious if you have an inch ruler

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#5 posted 04-20-2017 01:28 PM

There are a couple of Youtube videos on the 10×18 HF lathe and they say that your headstock is 1” x 8tpi.

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#6 posted 04-20-2017 01:35 PM

I had the HF midi lathe and it was a 1”-8 thread.

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#7 posted 04-20-2017 02:25 PM

ok thanks I looked in the manual and I could not find thread size anywhere, I have the 10×18. I just thought if it is metric it would be close enough to work any way. Thanks for your help now I know what to get and putting up with my old fart syndrome

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#8 posted 04-20-2017 02:58 PM

No metric threads are compatible with US threads. But that lathe being made for sale here in the US would have a standard spindle because all of the US based accessories are that way. HF is not big on providing accessories.

I have the smaller HG lathe and it has a standard spindle.

Brian

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#9 posted 04-20-2017 03:36 PM

The 10×18 is the same one I had. IIRC, I had a hard time finding the thread size and the MT in the manual but, the spindle is 1”-8 thread and head and tailstock both have MT2 tapers.

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#10 posted 04-20-2017 05:51 PM

ok thanks

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#11 posted 04-22-2017 01:19 PM

I have 3 all 3 hf lathes and the all are 1- 8

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#12 posted 04-22-2017 03:33 PM

ok thanks

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