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Wood Lathe Tailstock Live Center, MT1

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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 #1 morse taper. Also available for #2 morse taper (#43472, sold separately).

  • Live center (revolving center) features sealed ball bearings for smooth, maintenance-free operation
  • Precision machined to a 60 degree point
  • Includes #1 morse taper (permanently attached)
  • 1-1/4" overall diameter
(1) Wood Lathe Tailstock Live Center, MT1
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TATC-1
Weight 0.7200
Discountable Yes
Type Center
4.8 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Works very well
December 21, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quality product!
Absolutely flawless rotation with NO resistance in the bearing at all. Quality product and I would definitely recommend it.
September 22, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Wood lathe tailstock live collette
Great product. fair price. Made a huge difference in working the pieces
August 26, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I needed a précision made tail stock. Completely satisfied with the part supplied and the way my order was handled.
August 19, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Really great tool!
It is much larger than I imagined....much larger than a"cup center" . Very sharp I punctured my forearm on it accidentally. This turn very, very smoothly. Really nice!
July 1, 2019
8 months ago
Live end
Having a live end like this takes away the burn. It never lets go and is as smooth operating as can be.
June 9, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very happy with the tailstock and your quick service!
May 6, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A smaller version of one I have had for a while. Works very well without burning the piece being turned. I would recommend this live center for any level of skill.
April 27, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
wood lathe live center
love it, this one has a bearing built in the one the lathe came with was fixed, this works a lot better. Would recommend this one.
November 19, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
It made my old craftsman lathe perform like a brand new one I’m so glad I bought that tailstock .
May 2, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I needed one.
Andrew B on Jan 22, 2020
I needed something smooth and accurate
D.J. C on Jul 10, 2019
I needed one.
Andrew B on Jan 22, 2020
Did not have one.
Earle F on Nov 10, 2019
I needed something smooth and accurate
D.J. C on Jul 10, 2019
Have this for my big lathe and wanted one for a lathe I recently acquired. They work very well!
Sherwood N on Apr 6, 2019
Upgrading my old lathe.
Dustin H on Nov 19, 2018
To get tighter/smaller radius than my live center I have now
chris t on Jul 16, 2018
I have an older lathe that didn't come with one
Tim K on Jun 18, 2018
This tailstock should work with my 40 plus year old Sears lathe, time will tell.
Mark S on Feb 27, 2018
Because it will fit on my old Sears lathe
Linda S on Nov 11, 2017
Looks like it should fit my Sears Craftsman lathe. Had good reviews.
Francis K on Nov 7, 2017
I chose this because it says it is compatible with older lathes.
Donna R on Oct 27, 2017
It will fit older Craftsman and is reasonably priced.
Chris S on Oct 12, 2017
Rick with tech support helped me out with so much and he is a wealth of knowledge.
Tison j on Aug 9, 2017
Purchased used lathe and the original owner lost so I needed a replacement
kevin s on Jul 13, 2017
reviews indicated that it is the correct one for an older Craftsman lathe
Dennis F on Mar 22, 2017
Because I needed it and have been searching to find one for a while. My friend has a machine shop and helped me find you.
Thomas R on Feb 21, 2017
Only one I could find!
Wayne H on Jan 16, 2017
was on my husband's birthday list!
Thom P on Jan 9, 2017
Needed a new one
Bobby W on Dec 28, 2016
Only thing I could find that fits my older Craftsman lathe. It works great.
KENDALL P on Dec 26, 2016
Have an old Craftsman lathe that had a non-turning tailstock
Tim P on Dec 25, 2016
I like the quality products Rockler provides
George F on Nov 24, 2016
needed a live center for my tailstock that would last
Clarence R on Nov 16, 2016
Pen making hobby
David B on Nov 16, 2016
best choice for what I wish to do
charles h on Oct 26, 2016
cant find in stores
robert s on May 18, 2016
Always wanted to try a live center- Liked the reviews on this one
Ronald F on Feb 8, 2016
Works well on my Sears lathe.
DadGran on Dec 24, 2015
I have an old (~50+ years) Craftsman wood lathe. I lost the live center when I recently moved. The technician at Rockler said that this would do the job for me. By the look of it, it's a considerable up-grade to the old one that came with the lathe.
Gary C on Jul 21, 2015
Needed part
Thomas G on Jun 29, 2015
Needed a live center for a mini wood lathe. Good price. Rockler quality is always good.
Hal P on Jun 4, 2015
I use some soft woods in my lathe and the live point is necessary to keep from burn on tail end of wood.
Curt S on Jun 3, 2015
Did not have one.
Earle F on Nov 10, 2019
Have this for my big lathe and wanted one for a lathe I recently acquired. They work very well!
Sherwood N on Apr 6, 2019
Please explain difference between #1 & #2 live points... why would I use one over the other...?
Earl C c on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: MT1 & MT2 only refer to the size which will fit your particular lathe. Like tryin to put a Cadillac wheel on a Toyota! Your lathes owners manual should tell you if it takes mt1 ot mt2. If you dont havea manual, you can Google your lathe model number and find out. Hope this helped!
Why will this fall out when advancing?
CAMERON C on Dec 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When a taper is properly engaged, it can only be removed mechanically; backing against an internal stop, tapping a pin through a hollow shaft, or a tapered drift through a side slot. I suspect your taper is not matched. Check this by inking the taper with a marker, & twisting in the chuck. A good fit should remove most of the ink. A thin line indicates a mismatch. Tip Wobble also indicates mismatch. If the chuck is not deep enough, you will need to cut your live center shank shorter. Be careful, too short may be difficult to remove! Hope this helps.
Is there any roughness, grinding, or bumpiness in the bearing? I need a smooth rotation with no resistance.
Matt T on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There isn't any roughness at all. Extremely smooth solid rotation
What are the different dimensions between the #1 & #2?
Chris K on Mar 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: MT stands for Morse Taper, you can find more details about the different sizes by searching "morse taper dimensions" on google.
work with shopsmith?
james k on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This live center has a MT1, morse taper 1. Not sure what shop smith has. I would contact shop smith's website and ask them what size morse taper is in your model tail stock.
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