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#2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center

Item #141060
$18.50
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4.0

(9 reviews)

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Product Information:

It's time to replace your worn out or solid tail center with an affordable live center! This value-priced #2 Morse Taper center has a removable point center and features smooth ball bearings for long life.


  • #2 Morse Taper
  • Removable point center
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    3.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (6)
    • Well built / quality (2)
    • Attractive (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (5), Business (2)

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    4.0

    Works as advertised?

    By  Glenn

    from Brooklyn Mi

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    Tried to remove the center pin and found it would not come out. A call to Woodcraft and a replacement was on the way. It worked as advertised.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    2.0

    It works...but...

    By  AK

    from Sierra Mtns, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Low cost
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Poor design
    • Poor Quality Bearings

    Best Uses

    • Short Term Occasional Use
    • Small Projects

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    The bearings in mine wore out after about two years of moderate use. The point is supposed to come out (which would be usefull as a hollow center for drilling lamp holes), however, my 12 ton hydraulic press was not able to remove it. This is a single bearing design and I noticed the bearing used was the lowest cost and lowest quality available for purchase from various sources online. Also this bearing type cannot handle both axial and radial forces (which is a serious design flaw for a live center). A better design would be to employ a double bearing set that can handle both axial and radial forces. I was able to remove the old bearing and replace it with a bearing made of better quality materials. I may get another couple years of use out of it before the bearing wears out again. All that being said, it does indeed function at low cost. Would I recommend it? Depends. You get what you pay for. If you don't do alot of turning and you have a small budget, it fits the bill. Expect to repair or replace it periodically. However, if you can afford better, I would recommend something with better quality and design.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Centers things well, but is very noisey

    By  Ron

    from Davenport, Iowa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    Centers and supports the piece okay but the bearings are very noisey. I would suspect that the beqrings will not hold-up very long.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I would recommend this to anyone

    By  robjack

    from Dunn, North Carolina

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    Well made and solid construction. Center is a bit difficult to remove but it would be too loose if it was easy. Great product

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Excellent item

    By  Old Professor D.

    from Forest, VA.24551

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    I am a retired Psychology Professor who makes shawl pins for ladies who wear scarves and shawls. Wood is fascinating because of what is hidden until someone makes its beauty evident. I see wood like people, you cannot work with all types the same way. Also God hid so much beauty underneath the bark and I love revealing it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Works well! Difficult to remove point.

    By  Wood Art for Living

    from Severn, MD

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    It's a well made, free turning tailstock cup center with removable point. It works very well in that role. But it's extraordinarily difficult to get the removable center out -- at least the first time -- and there are no instructions to tell you that brute force is required. I use it regularly and wouldn't be without it, but the removability of the center is a drawback. It would be much better if it were threaded.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Works Great

    By  Dead End Calls

    from Ivanhoe, VA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    I make custom turkey calls and this piece was a great replacement for my lathe.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    works well, at a reasonable price

    By  bob

    from gloucester, va

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    works well, at a reasonable price

     
    5.0

    Glad I found this product

    By  jbhillman

    from Cleveland, Texas

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about #2 Morse Taper Live Tail Center :

    I bought this because the original lathe live tail stock center failed in less than 6 months. This was a good, inexpensive replacement.

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