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Jet Live Center MT-2, 708331

Item #
24186
Rating:
96% of 100
Get greater turning speeds with this Jet Live Center MT-2, 708331. Ideal for use on your wood lathe allowing for center variations so it won't damage your work piece.

Features:
  • Delivers greater turning speeds
  • Ideal for a CNC lathe or general machining operations
  • Adjusts for center variations so it won't damage your workpiece

(1) Jet Live Center Mt-2, 708331
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 708331
Weight 0.5500
Type Center
4.8 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Just what I hoped it would be
August 7, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Does exactly what I needed
January 1, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
solid
very secure hold on the end of a work piece, yet does not penetrate too deeply because of the ring.. That leaves less waste wood, and reduces risk of splitting a small piece
August 11, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great need 1 more
May 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
Works great. Very quiet compared to my old cheapo one.
December 26, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Solid built
Love the gripping ability.
November 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Good quality and good price
Working great so far
March 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Just what I needed...........
Up til now I've been using a Craftsman live center that just had a point. It just never felt stable, and sometimes on narrow stock it would start to split the wood. I knew it needed a cup along with the point. The MT-2 solves all my problems....Thanks, Jet.....
January 22, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Winner: Best/Most Obscure Tool Award!!!
First and most important, your employee, Michael, at the Pasadena store, led me to this when I had no idea anything like it even existed. He deserves my and your appreciation.
This thing is amazing. The beveled ring around the point prevents the tool from piercing the work too deeply and provides extra stability. It may not sound like much, but it makes a huge difference. It's tolerances are precise, with zero resistance, or any hint of unwanted movement. It's versatility is clear, as seen here, installed on my Circa 1957 Shop Smith. Wonderful!
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August 3, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
live center
I bought this live center a while back and figured to give a review I would have to at least use it for a while to give an honest review.

Well I can say I have been very pleased with the quality and performance from this live center. I have been using it for about a month now turning down EVA handles for fishing rods. I use a 3/8" and 1/2" mandrel and have been very pleased with the results. I have done some wood turning as well, making thread spools and it shined in this application as well.

I would recommend this product to all!!
June 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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To hold things on the lathe
mark s on Sep 15, 2019
I had this live center once before with my jet mini lathe and liked it.<br />I now have a nova 1624II lathe, and I wanted a better one.This works nice
Anthony on Jan 17, 2019
To hold things on the lathe
mark s on Sep 15, 2019
I needed a new center for my mini lathe
Gary H on Jun 15, 2019
I had this live center once before with my jet mini lathe and liked it.<br />I now have a nova 1624II lathe, and I wanted a better one.This works nice
Anthony on Jan 17, 2019
My current lathe end does not have bearings and when turning 8" diameter x 30" long oak table legs the wood eventually wears enough I get wobble. I have other Jet tools and this looked good at a decent price.
Rick S on Jan 14, 2019
Good, reliable reputation
Dean G on Dec 10, 2018
Improved turning capability
Edwin H on Aug 19, 2018
I had 2 of these for over 10 years and had great luck with this product.
Larry P on Aug 10, 2018
I'm trying to restore an old wood lathe, I hope this fits.
Alison A on Aug 6, 2018
You had what I wanted, at the lowest price<br />You are a reputable Company
Reid T on Jun 26, 2018
Needed a new one
Michael B on Jun 15, 2018
Lathe work
Robert V on Jun 2, 2018
lost mine
GARY S on Nov 24, 2017
Replacement for current.
Dave D on Oct 19, 2017
It should fit as a replacement for my Craftsman Pro Lathe.
Mitch on Sep 12, 2017
Broke mine needed replacement
GEORGE S on Apr 29, 2017
My cone live center is causing a few splits, and this should take care of the problem.
DrJ on Jan 28, 2017
My second hand wood lathe did not have a live center which works better than the stationary center.
Richard M on Jan 26, 2017
I have a craftsman live center, but it only has a point. If I was turning small diameter stock, it would sometimes cause the wood to split. I'm hoping this center, with the cup, will solve that problem. Even on thick stock the point would continue to drive into the wood as it was turning. The cup should also help with this.
Raoul L on Dec 31, 2016
Turning wood bowls on a lathe.
MATTHEW O on Sep 27, 2016
Had a need for
David H W on Sep 17, 2016
not ordered
grandpaJohn on Jul 28, 2016
Needed to replace the original one that came with the used lathe I got.
JULES on Jun 25, 2016
Rockler was the only game in town for this product. <br />the Jet company refused to fill an order on this item, Rockler gave me their number and part number in less then 45 seconds, had a choice to order then or as the customer service suggested, look at the item first online, then if it is what I needed order from the net. Not everyone would have taken the time. Thanks to Rockler they did. Will shop there again. Larry Swope, Phelan CA
Larry S on May 9, 2016
personal work
Reed H on Jan 25, 2016
Just exactly what I was looking for, Rockler always has all of the small accessories in stock, which I appreciate
Doug C on Dec 6, 2015
Replacement for old live center on lathe (bearings going after several years). Works great; ring provides additional stability for turning projects.
Shane B on Nov 27, 2015
Tool type is what I needed. This live center has a outer ring that secures stock better than type that doesn't have this outer ring.
John J on Apr 27, 2015
I needed a new center for my mini lathe
Gary H on Jun 15, 2019
My current lathe end does not have bearings and when turning 8" diameter x 30" long oak table legs the wood eventually wears enough I get wobble. I have other Jet tools and this looked good at a decent price.
Rick S on Jan 14, 2019
Does mt- 2 have a ball bearing head?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a live bearing head. It freely rotates on bearings.
What is the length and top and bottom dimensions?
Delores O on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine measures 3-1/2" long plus the point, for a total of about 3-3/4". The large dia. is 1.475". The shaft is a #2 Morse Taper.
Is the center tip removable?
Jeff Bartenfeld on Jan 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes the center pin is removable. The bearing needs to be pressed back to expose the set screw to release the center pin.
is this good for a jet 1014 mini?
sam c on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not own a mini. I have the 1021 midi
Can the tip point be removed so it can b e used a hollow live center?
Richard Y on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't appear that the point can be removed.