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Forum topic by Bompa posted 09-28-2017 12:06 AM 284 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bompa

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09-28-2017 12:06 AM

Hi People:
Just picked up a Rockwell beaver 3400 wood lathe. It’s in excellent shape but it has a dead center and I would like to have a live center. Found the Manual and it has a #1 Morris Taper to it. Before I buy one from Amazon I’m hoping someone will advise me on a live centre before I buy it.

Woodstock M1034 Live Center for M1015

Thanks
Bompa

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 09-28-2017 12:33 AM

That one is as good as any… lots of manufacturers out there with essentially the same. And don’t downplay the dead center – it’s perfectly usable… I’ve been using one on my Delta for years.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 01:29 AM

So it’s not better to have a live centre instead of a dead centre?

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#3 posted 09-28-2017 01:52 AM

Live center will allow you to run at higher speeds without constantly tightening your tailstock, although you will probably still have to tighten it sometimes.

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#4 posted 09-29-2017 12:04 AM

Thanks for the help guys.

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