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WoodRiver JJX162
Item 149174

Multi Tooth Drive Center 5/8" Diameter #2 MT

$26.99

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The multiple drive teeth and spring loaded center point benefit both novice and experienced turners. The spring loaded center point holds your workpiece exactly where you want it and then retracts...

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The multiple drive teeth and spring loaded center point benefit both novice and experienced turners. The spring loaded center point holds your workpiece exactly where you want it and then retracts as tailstock pressure is increased. This keeps the point from drifting with the grain or splitting the workpiece. Because the center retracts, less pressure is needed to engage the teeth, especially helpful in hard woods where a traditional center would have to be driven in to engage the spurs.

  • 5/8" Diameter
  • #2 Morse taper
  • Spring loaded center point
  • Superior bite

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews
  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Use threalocker on the set screw

    This is a great tool, it grips well and the teeth are sharp. I've owned two of them, and find one problem: Since the point is spring loaded and held with a set screw, if the set screw comes loose, the spring shoots the point out, usually to some place where it will never be found! This has happened to me twice. So I asked the local store manager if they sold a repair kit with the spring and point. They don't, but he referred me to the technical phone number (on the catalog), and Woodcraft sent me the replacement parts gratis. So I would suggest either using threadlocker on the set screw, or maybe using a file to damage the treads just enough so the set screw won't back out.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great product

    I got two of these. One I cut in half to fit a live centre system. I got a multi tooth drive and live centre for less than half the price of a dedicated live centre.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    works great

    works great

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent tool to hold small stock

    Great tool for holding small stock in spindle turning. Don't have to worry about splitting small pieces like when using a spur drive.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent product!

    Well-made, beautifully machined.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent drive center

    Use this on a Delta 46-460 to mount and turn wood for stoppers, grinders and bowls.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Wood gripper

    Excellent steb drive. In my opion it works a well as the more expensive ones.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works in a collet chuck too!

    While it has a #2 morse taper, it also can be held in a 3/4" collet. Great for pen turning!

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works Great

    Very good drive center. The retractin point keeps the wood from splitting. Good heavy piece of steel. Well worth the low price.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great product

    This is a great product. I now have both the 1" and 5/8" drive center for different sized spindles. The salesman was right when he told me "you'll eventually end up with both sizes" when I asked which size was better for general spindle work. The teeth are sharp and easily grip hard woods like hickory and purpleheart. I no longer have to hammer in a drive center to ensure a good grip on a spindle; a small center tap and tailstock pressure to engage the teeth is all you need. I will never use my old spur again.

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