Live Center


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Product Description

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.

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


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Live Center Body Material 12L14 Steel
Body Coating Black Oxide
Live Center Point Material Case Hardened and Finish Ground 12L14 Steel
Part No. Description Quantity
10910 Live Center Body 1
10920 Live Center Point 1
10930 3/8″ Bearing 1

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1191 Live Center 3D IGS Model (Chuck not included)
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