Remember when you had maximum versatility with your wood lathe. Take on projects of all shapes and sizes with the WEN MT2 Revolving Live Center. with a crown measuring in at 3/4 in. Dia, this versatile center helps woodworkers meet the needs of a variety of turning applications. Internal ball bearings provide a smooth, concentric ride for your workpiece. The MT2 taper allows for compatibility with all the WEN MT2 lathe models, including 3424, 3424T, 34018, 3427, 34027 and 34034.
- Crafted with maximum precision for high accuracy performance
- Internal ball bearings provide a smooth, concentric ride for your workpiece
- Spacious multi-tooth live center provides support to larger projects
- Crown measures in at 3/4 in Dia
- Taper fits perfectly into any lathe with an MT2 tailstock
The 3/4 inch MT2 crown revolving live center for wood lathes does a very good job for letting your wood spin and not letting it bore a hole in your wood. My son really loves it for his woodworking. I know he is going to have many hours of enjoyment out of it. Yes it meets my expectations and I have had it for a few days now. Any one that does woodworking would really enjoy getting this .
When I ordered 3/4 IN. MT2 CROWN REVOLVING LIVE CENTER FOR WOOD LATHES I thought it looked kind of strange with the teeth on the live center. It actually works much better then the original live center I received with my wood lathe. It grips the wood strong with no slippage. I have used it on hard white oak and I tried it on some maple that was cut down just a few weeks age (very wet) and had no problems in either wood. The bearing spins freely. It will work on any wood lathe set up for an MT2 live center. I’m very happy with it.
Solid, good quality.
This is a very sturdy, very smooth, well constructed, live center for the tail stock of your wood lathe. It will work best with wood stock of one inch or greater diameter because that is the diameter of the crown of this live center where it will bite into the wood you are turning. With this live center, you do not need to oil or otherwise lubricate the wood at it’s contact point with the tailstock. Even after lubricating the piece I was turning with my old (not live) center, it would sometimes get very hot, and begin to squeal loudly, especially when turning very thin long spindles. This will cure most of those issues. One note: this will not fit in my very old Craftsman lathe tail stock. Although both use a Morse taper, the old Craftsman uses a smaller diameter piece.
The 3/4 in. MT2 Crown Revolving Live Center for Wood Lathes is a valued addition to my collection of wood lathe accessories. The 3/4 inch size is perfect for turning smaller objects allowing additional access to the work piece.It provides a firm, secure grip on the turning blank without leaving a significant center mark on the piece. It’s one of my new favorites for spindle turning.
Only giving this a 4, as I have not actually used it yet. But, out of the box, there are no blemishes, and the bearings are incredibly smooth. It will be interesting to see what happens under a little pressure and while turning.
This is a live center which holds the the non-motor side of a project on a lathe. My husband is using this with his Jet lathe.What is especially nice about this center, is that in addition to the point, it also has a crown which helps hold the project tighter and more securely.It is well made and works well with his lathe. It has become his go-to center primarily because of the crown.