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Nova Simple Live Center

Item #
46420
Rating:
96% of 100
This is the standard live center included with all Nova lathes—use as a replacement or as an upgrade for another lathe. With heavy-duty sealed bearings, precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel construction, and a solid steel point to dig into the wood blank, the center provides a long useful life, and solid workholding capabilities. The #2 morse taper fits most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size.


Features:

  • 2MT Center, suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.
  • Heavy-duty sealed ball bearings for long life
  • Steel point for a solid bite into the turning blank
  • Precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel
  • Standard equipment on all Nova lathes
(1) Nova 2MT Simple Live Center (2MTLC)
More Information
Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 2MTLC
Weight 0.4500
4.8 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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High speed stability
Works like a charm. Could not have turned these balusters without it. The ball bearings never got hot while high-speed turning black cherry, so the pieces’ ends remained stable.
Black cherry balusters
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May 8, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
great product
This live center works great. Allowed me to complete a very small project part.
July 27, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Exactly what I was looking for!
May 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Live Center
I love my new center. With this center, I am able to cut right down to the point which is important with smaller turns.
February 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Live Center
I have turned a couple of items using this center. It has performed very well. I would recommend it.
January 29, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nova Simple Live Center
I bought my wood lathe used and the Live Center was all worn out and could not properly hold wooden object. My new one that I purchased from Rockler works just fine!
January 12, 2015
Does what is supposed to do. A good simple tool.
June 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
April 19, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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my lathe only had a very small live center and I needed a more stout one for holding the pen mandrel
chris h on Feb 5, 2019
nice stuff
richard j. h on Jan 25, 2018
my lathe only had a very small live center and I needed a more stout one for holding the pen mandrel
chris h on Feb 5, 2019
I wore out the last one after 20 years.
Tony W on Jan 11, 2019
nice stuff
richard j. h on Jan 25, 2018
Part worn Need replace
Edward A R on Nov 7, 2017
Good addition to my lathe.
William J on Jun 26, 2017
wanted a live center
micah r on Feb 9, 2017
to replace dead center
Michael F on Dec 21, 2016
The name brand
Marilee W on Dec 12, 2016
Needed a new center, barrings in mine finally gave out.
Brian F on Nov 11, 2016
Have Nova chuck
Ron L on Aug 23, 2016
lost my other one
Johnny S on May 7, 2016
Necessity, I needed a new live center
Joe C on Mar 23, 2016
I lost my old one
CLIFFORD L on Feb 6, 2016
Need to upgrade my lathe
Keith on Jan 8, 2016
I need it
Lori M on Jan 7, 2016
wanted live center
Travis C on Jun 19, 2015
I made a error and ordered this instead of the mt1 type live center!
Curt S on Jun 3, 2015
I wore out the last one after 20 years.
Tony W on Jan 11, 2019
Part worn Need replace
Edward A R on Nov 7, 2017
will this item fit excelsior mini lathe?
pat a on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use this on my Excelsior lathe!
will this work on a central machine mini lathe 8 x 12?
Lane R on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes if the lathe has a #2 Morse taper tail stock.
Will it fit my Shop Smith Mark 5?
Al K on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the tailstock. This live center is a 2MT( #2 Morris Taper). You will need to check your owner's manual to see what yours is. If it is a 2MT then it will work.
? I have an old Delta Rockwell Home Craft lathe will this fit
Alan W on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will work great! The taper on the shaft allows it to work on several different brands.Good Luck! Ted Boling (Cecil)
will this fit as replacement for my delta 46-700?
brian h on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Brian, Delta 46-700 has a Morse Taper -2 (MT-2) spindle / headstock and tailstock. As long as you order an MT-2 it will work fine. I have the same lathe and use the same live center.