Works great with Harbor Freight Mini Lathe
Posted July 11, 2014
I purchased this from Rockler on sale & free shipping! Bolted up to HF lathe perfectly. This extension & the Lathe together is quite heavy! It takes a little bit of wiggling to get the tool holder across the junction. Other than that the weight which actually makes the lathe more sturdy and stable this is a perfect bed extension! I had no problem with the rubber feet or balancing.
I bought this for my Central...
Posted April 6, 2012
I bought this for my Central Machinery 5 speed lathe. Bolted right up. bed and slots match up pretty well. Now, I had to use a 8-1.25mm tap to clean and finish the threads in the bed for the feet pads to fit well in there. They only went in so far and were too tight. Then, after chasing the threads I put them on with 8mm washers and lock nuts not the ones supplied. Ones supplied were way too big for the feet pads. Finish is overall pretty good and does what it is supposed to do. So, if you have an Excelsior or Central Machinery lathe 5 speed, and want a nice bed extension, this is it.