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Forum topic by SaltyStame posted 10-09-2012 01:09 AM 723 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 10-09-2012 03:57 AM

Generally, you have two options for mounting something on a wood lathe. Either a threaded spindle or a Morse taper. There are a variety of spindle sizes and threads. My wood lathe has a #2 Morse Taper and a 1”x8tpi threaded spindle same as the Rikon. Fairly common.

That particular chuck (According to Penn State Industries web page) has a 1”x8tpi threaded bore and a reducing bushing to allow you to mount it on a 3/4”x16tpi spindle.

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 02:37 AM

Speed control is very important on a lathe. Cheap ones don’t have very good speed control.

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