It has an mt3 taper and top-notch bearings for precision. Highly accurate (to .0003 inch).
Expensive compared to some other choices.
Precise, smooth turning. Suitable for heavy-duty work. Machine is true.
Occasional complaints about quality of bearings and a high-pitched noise emanating from the live center.
Works with many lathes. Steel is high quality stainless. Bearings are smooth; the live center has a washer built in to shield bearings from grime.
Very rare complaints of inaccuracy.
Suitable for 2MT tailstock lathes. Performs six different functions. Quick and easy to use.
Occasional complaints about the bearings; they may not turn as well as expected.
The center of a lathe is crucial for getting an accurate position on a workpiece. A live center is one that has a revolving bearing so the tip can spin with the workpiece. Compared to a dead center (one that does not turn), a live center doesn't need any extra grease or oil for lubrication. The tip can spin at high speeds and maintain its accuracy without any difficulty. This results in a more accurate lathe that will keep the workpiece balanced as it turns around. High-end live centers will have high-quality barings that create a near-frictionless spinning point for many uses.
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