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Monthly Special for May 2017
Monthly Special for May 2017

Product #: 1191/1182/1201/1182PC

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Save 20% on any Live Center for your lathe

 

About the different live centers...

 

 

New! P/N 1182PC Pool Cue Live Center New!

regularly $88, save $9.60, now $70.40

We designed this center at the request of some of our customers who use our machines (or modifications of our machines) to make pool cues. They needed a live center with an extended nose, to give them room for their cutters. This would allow them to start cutting from the tip of the pool cue without needing extra material to hold onto.

The center body itself is case harden steel which turns on two preloaded sealed ball bearings. It is fitted with a #0 Morse taper to fit our tailstock. The run-out of the 60-degree tip of the live center is .002″ or less. The sealed bearings are permanently lubricated and require no maintenance.

NOTE: The bearings are pressed in at the factory. Preload on the bearings is adjusted before the nose piece is installed. Once assembled, the Pool Cue Live Center is not considered user-serviceable.

Click here to watch a video of a billiard cue being turned on a custom-built Sherline lathe using the 1182PC Pool Cue Live Center. Video courtesy of Joel Hercek, Hercek Fine Billiard Cues.

 

Download PDF 1182PC Instructions

 

1191_Live-Center

 P/N 1191 Standard Live Center 

regularly $42, save $8.40, now $33.60

The Sherline lathe comes equipped with two dead centers that fit the headstock and tailstock. These centers are used for holding parts that are mounted “between centers.” This system of mounting work in a lathe has been in use for many years. However, since the tailstock center is held stationary and does not turn with the part, it is a point of friction and requires frequent oiling and attention. Also, because of thermal expansion caused by friction generated heat, the pressure of the tailstock center must be checked frequently. This is especially important for parts made from thermal plastic materials which have a tendency to soften and even melt as a result of the heat.

The Sherline live center is designed to eliminate these problems. The center is ball bearing mounted so that it can rotate with the part. This reduces wear and heat and makes machining much more pleasant. The sealed bearings are permanently lubricated and require no maintenance.

Download PDF 1191 Instructions

 

1182_Bullnose-Live-CenterP/N 1182 Bull Nose Live Center - 
regularly $84, save $16.80, now $67.20

A live center is the best way to support the end of a long piece held between centers in a lathe, but sometimes the piece may have a hole in the end that is too large in which to index a standard live center. The bullnose live center will support parts or tubing with an open end as large as 1-5/8″ diameter. Its solid steel bullnose center turns on two preloaded ball bearings. It is fitted with a #0 Morse taper to fit the tailstock spindle. Rather than turn a sleeve to size down a hole, this special live center can be fitted up in seconds when needed.

NOTE: The bearings are pressed in at the factory. Preload on the bearings is adjusted before the nose piece is installed. Once assembled, the Bullnose Live Center is not considered user-serviceable.

The bullnose live center on the right is cut away to show the two preloaded internal bearings.

 

 

 

 

 Download PDF 1182 Instructions 

 

1201_Adjustable-Live-Center

P/N 1201 Adjustable Live Center - 
regularly $68.25, save $13.65, now $54.60

A live center is held in the tailstock of a lathe and supports the unchucked end of the work while allowing it to rotate easily on a bearing, as opposed to a standard “dead” center that does not rotate. If the point of the center is not in perfect alignment with the shaft, or if the center mark on the part is not dead-on, the part will “run out” (wobble), making precise machining impossible.

An adjustable live center allows you to precisely position the center point. The center is attached to one plate, while the shaft is part of another. Two slightly oversize holes in one side allow adjustment screws to be loosened, the center located and then locked down where you want it. In this manner, highly accurate centering can be achieved. If the ultimate in accuracy is your goal, the adjustable live center will help you achieve it.

The Purpose and Use of the Adjustable Tool Holders -

The accuracy that is attainable by adjustable tailstock tools is governed by the amount of skilled effort you put forth. Only someone new to the machine trade would talk about “perfect” alignment. In the machine business, you talk tolerances even if you can’t measure an error because now the error has to be assumed from the tolerances of your method of checking.

These holders are simple to use. The holders are divided into two parts with flanges. These flanges are bolted together with two screws. The clearance holes for these screws allow the front to be adjusted in relation to the rear. The rear section has a witness mark (groove). This mark should always be located at the top so the holder is located the same way in the tailstock each time.

Download PDF 1201 Instructions

 

NOTE: In the event we run out of a product offered on special, we may change the special or put the items on back order at our discretion.

Dealers are not eligible for the monthly special pricing




 

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