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Wood Lathe Tailstock Center, MT2

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Precision ball bearings bring you the smoothest possible turning with greater speed capabilities, and no need to lubricate. Live centers also allow greater clamping pressures while still retaining their incredibly smooth rotation. This center is precision machined to a 60 degree point and includes a #2 morse taper. Also available for #1 morse taper (#43470, sold separately).

  • Live center (revolving center) features sealed ball bearings for smooth, maintenance-free operation
  • Precision machined to a 60 degree point
  • Includes #2 morse taper (permanently attached)
(1) Wood Lathe Tailstock Live Center, MT2
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TATC-2
Weight 0.8500
Discountable Yes
Type Center
4.8 / 5.0
65 Reviews
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No complaints
Works fine. No noise
February 19, 2020
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
A quality product
A well-made precision lathe accessory. I used it to turn a rolling pin for my daughter.
January 19, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
Great addition to my lathe set up. Definitely quality at a fair price.
January 11, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very satisfied. Works exactly as expected.
January 6, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great tool
missing on lathe now complete
January 1, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Necessary for the Lathe
High quality, spins true. I needed something with a little fatter diameter to hold certain things in center.
December 25, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very smooth
Very smooth. Works great.
September 10, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I like this live center but it is sharp i poked it into my hand so watch out. it works just fine my fault all the way.
July 22, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Live center.
Works like it's supposed to.
May 16, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
nice live center, but
The first one i got was so stiff that it wouldnt turn, (not much good as a live center, I called Rockler and they sent me a replacement right away. That one worked just fine.
Thanks Rockler!
April 8, 2019
12 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
needed live center
Jim B on Feb 7, 2020
Hoping its a live center as the reviews state.
bruce m on Jan 2, 2020
needed live center
Jim B on Feb 7, 2020
needed larger center
CHARLES C on Jan 2, 2020
Hoping its a live center as the reviews state.
bruce m on Jan 2, 2020
Beginning wood turning and needed this for my lathe.
Thomas H on Dec 28, 2019
good reviews
george g on Dec 18, 2019
Good product for a good price.
Mike D on Sep 27, 2019
Like this one Bette than the one I have.
Danny K on Sep 10, 2019
need for my new lathe for supporting turning projects
Dan H. on Jul 26, 2019
Needed to allow closer turning on small spindle turnings. Original cupped tailstock too large for some turnings. Rockler equipment is always high quality.
Jerry B on Jul 21, 2019
Needed one for my new lathe.
robert w on Jun 3, 2019
For jewelry making
Juan A on Mar 31, 2019
saw video that said this was more stable.
john k on Feb 15, 2019
I prefer this style in luie of the type provided with my new lathe.
Mike M on Jan 22, 2019
Higher quality than what I have
Mark C on Jan 5, 2019
End clearance
Howard W on Jan 2, 2019
I don't have one.
Larry S on Jan 1, 2019
I want to update my lathe and thought this would work great for a tailstock piece.
Mike L on Dec 25, 2018
This type of tailstock is necesary for making screwdriver kits.
H I on Dec 21, 2018
Upgrade for my Shopsmith lathe.
Richard Myers Y on Nov 24, 2018
I have a central machinery Lathe 14"x40" and it need one I hope it works
Harold D on Nov 6, 2018
Rockler always has quality merchandise.
Corena R on Nov 1, 2018
I'm trying to restore an old wood lathe, I hope this fits.
Alison A on Aug 6, 2018
I need to get in closer than with the stock center.
David H. D on Jul 13, 2018
This pointed style will work better on smaller turnings than the cup center that came with my lathe.
Paul S on Mar 30, 2018
Fits my lathe, well I hope so
John B on Mar 4, 2018
needed one, good deal
Lynn G on Feb 26, 2018
i have a standard one with the point and cup but some things i just wanted to get in a little closer and this looks like it wont be in the way as much
david m on Dec 27, 2017
More versatile live center. Old one has a little pin in the center. Need this one for making tool handles.
Rick W on Dec 11, 2017
Needed a large live center for my lathe.
Edward O on Sep 25, 2017
I will be able to face down more than with my old cup center.
Don B on Aug 15, 2017
I chose this style center because I turn legs for chairs and the cup center I have causes me to waste too much wood, I like to turn all the way to the end of a leg.
Wayne T on Jun 6, 2017
Need it for my lathe.
David E on Apr 2, 2017
Needed for lathe upgrade.
Steven K on Feb 21, 2017
Needed a new tailstock
Jeff P on Jan 27, 2017
To help better center spindle turnings.
Dennis S on Jan 2, 2017
Needed for new Lathe purchase
Dale J on Dec 31, 2016
Christmas gift
Tim P on Dec 25, 2016
to use with a Jet mini lathe
robert s on Dec 23, 2016
Needed a center looks good for price
Michael A on Dec 4, 2016
have old lathe with dead center
Ted M on Oct 18, 2016
Works great
Eric W on Sep 29, 2016
I needed the profile of the tool to accommodate small diameter turnings.
Ebed Jeshus on Sep 25, 2016
I think it will expand the use of my lathe.
Dave L on Sep 18, 2016
Need a new one
Scott W on Jul 31, 2016
Need it mostly for pen turning and other projects.
JULES on Jun 25, 2016
Because I need one
Richard M on Apr 17, 2016
Need it
Ken B on Jan 13, 2016
to use on my Shopsmith lathe
B S on Dec 24, 2015
Changed from stationary center to live center
bj on Dec 12, 2015
I chose this tailstock to replace my original tailstock from my first lathe. So far it was an excellent decision. it has yet to fail me and holds up decently well if my turning chisel catches it on accident.
Noah L on Nov 29, 2015
needed larger center
CHARLES C on Jan 2, 2020
Beginning wood turning and needed this for my lathe.
Thomas H on Dec 28, 2019
What is the OD of the #2 live center ?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The outside diameter of the #2 live center head is 1.480 inches. The head length is 2.3 inches from the shoulder to the point.
Has anyone else had a problem with the locking ring coming lose all the time ? Should come with a spanner to keep it tight
BRyan on Dec 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Bought this item in 2015 and as of yet have not had a problem with the locking ring.
Will this fit a Shopsmith multi-tool?
Gary Z on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Fits perfectly and works great!
Is this what I use if trying to turn a baseball bat on a vintage 1942 lathe?
Tom E on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Tom, It doesn't matter what you are turning. If you want smooth, vibration free tailstock with no burning on the piece you are doing, then this is what you want.
I have a old delta46-111 wood lathe will this work with it ?
Steve H on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes , providing it has an MT2 size tail stock on your lathe . But to make sure just bring in another accessory that you know fits your lathe. Or look up your lathes manual. To find out the tail stock size.
Will this fit the tailstock of a Jet 1236 lathe?
David J on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, #43472 will work the the Jet 1236 lathe
I have a Jet JML 1014. The MT1 is too small. Will this work?
Richard H on Jan 7, 2019
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