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Live center - 11-14-2019, 07:01 PM

What centers are you guys using? I have a #2 Morse taper tail stock and the body of my live center is bulky and itís hard to get close to the centerline, like if you were cutting a shaft. Iíd like to find the long Cnc style point but usually metal lathe centers are tight and donít spin freely. Any suggestions? Thanks mike
  
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11-15-2019, 04:11 AM

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What centers are you guys using? I have a #2 Morse taper tail stock and the body of my live center is bulky and itís hard to get close to the centerline, like if you were cutting a shaft. Iíd like to find the long Cnc style point but usually metal lathe centers are tight and donít spin freely. Any suggestions? Thanks mike
Rohm slim with the Cnc long point, works great.



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11-15-2019, 07:29 AM

Royal makes a good live center.

For cutting shafts a long Dead center and a little oil works best.

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11-15-2019, 07:34 AM

Thanks guys! What kind of oil do you use on the dead center?
  
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11-16-2019, 08:01 AM

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For cutting shafts a long Dead center and a little oil works best.

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What he said.... a little oil or cue wax


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