Suitable for reducing a Morse taper 3 tailstock or headstock to accept male Morse taper 1 fittings
A fully hardened and ground sleeve that will fit many lathes
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Some notes about Morse taper sizes
Some people are unsure what size Morse taper fitting they need for their lathe or even what is a Morse taper. The Morse Taper is the "hollow tapered hole" in the centre of the Headstock and in the Tailstock of Lathes (as well as some Pillar drills and Milling machines) morse tapers are made to common diameter sizes with a universally recognised standard tapered profile. A Morse taper fitting is standard on just about every lathe made in the world since the 1950s.
Morse Tapers come in eight sizes. The taper size is normally identified by a single digit ranging from 0 to 7 (0 being the smallest) the words Morse Taper are commonly abbreviated to the letters MT, or MK in Europe (Morse Kone), a MT1 or a MK1 is a Morse Taper Number 1. MT2 or a MK2 being a Morse Taper Number 2.
It is fairly easy to identify which MT size you need as there is quite big difference in the hole diameter. Simply measuring the hole diameter in your tail stock. The approx Morse Taper hole sizes is written below, but if you are not sure then please send me a message.
MT1 = 12mmMT2 = 18mmMT3 = 24mm(MT1 & MT2 being the most popular).
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Heavy - Duty Drill Chuck
A good quality general purpose Heavy Duty Chuck suitable for Engineering and Woodturning Lathes. The jaws will grip up to 13mm and close down to almost nothing to grip very small drill bits.
Supplied complete with a Chuck Key and Standard Morse Taper Arbor in either MT1 or MT2
Please remember to let us know if you require a MT1 or MT2, if you are not sure just let us know and we can help.
These chucks are all brand new and boxed and originaly sold for £27.00 & Vat
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I can recommend these Drill chucks because I have used one myself for many years without any problems on both my Harrison and Axminster lathes and found the chucks to well made, solid and are reliable. Whilst the same cannot be said for some expensive chucks that I have bought over the years, which have long since jammed or seized up solid. We have sold 100's of these chucks without any problems at all, please read our excellent feedback about them. One of the things that confuse many people about lathes is the Morse taper, how the Morse taper works or simply what size Morse taper they need for their own lathe, so I have written a few brief notes below to try and help, but If have any questions then please ask. Alan
What is a Morse taper? The Morse Taper is the " hollow tapered hole" in the centre of the Headstock and in the Tailstock of Lathes (as well as some Pillar drills and Milling machines) made to common diameter sizes with a universally recognised tapered profile. Morse Tapers come in eight sizes, the taper size is normally identified by a single digit ranging from 0 to 7 (0 being the smallest) this is normally just abbreviated to the letters "MT" so a MT2 is a Morse Taper Number 2. It is generally easy to identify which MT you need by simply measuring the hole diameter in your tail stock, the approx Morse Taper Tailstock hole sizes are:
MT1 is 12mmMT2 is 18mmMT3 is 24mm(MT1 & MT2 being the most popular) whilst there are other tapers, these are thankfully very rarely found on lathes! Of these "odd tapers" the most common is a Jacobs taper, but these tapers are generally only found on some Pillar drills.
How does a Morse Taper work? Lathes by their nature, operate in a rotary manner and normally a rotating workpiece comes into contact with a fixed tool, i.e. a drill bit held in a drill chuck in the tailstock, the chuck must be held firmly in place, properly centred in line with the axis of rotation, but also able to be quickly and simply removed. The best way of achieving this was found to be using a tapered metal bar (similar to a ice cream cone with the top cut off) fitted into a hollowed tapered hole (or sleeve) in the head or tail stock. The large tapered surface area of the cone holds the shaft securely in place through friction; hence the invention of the Morse Taper was born (invented 1864 by A. Morse) and the Morse Taper soon became universally accepted as the standard Machine Taper throughout the world.
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Round Bar - Centre Finder
Perfect for Pillar, Bench drill and Lathe use
The best ideas are often the most simple! this tool is one of those brilliant ideas and easy to use ! After using one you will wonder how on earth you ever managed before!
Placing the centre finder in a drill chuck (or a machine spindle collet) and align legs of the centre finder perpendicular to the work piece, which is held firmly in a vice. Then move the machine spindle down until the legs contact the workpiece. look at the pointer and line scribed on the shaft of the finder to see if its centred. Then take the centre finder out and replace it with your drill bit, its that simple! Full instructions with illustrations are included
. The Centre Finder is suitable for use on any material (metal, wood, plastic etc) and is ideal for drilling Bars, Pipes or dowels with a diameter between 1/2" (13mm) up to about 21/2" (63mm) approx.
This tool is exactly the same as one currently being sold by a national chain of DIY shops for £14.88 !
Shank Diameter; 3/8th (9.5mm)
Overall Length 4 1/8th (105mm)
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