Author Topic: Live Tail centre  (Read 3361 times)

Tim Davies

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Live Tail centre
« on: March 27, 2011, 01:16:15 PM »

Can anyone recommend a thin good quality live tail centre please.  The body of mine is about 35mm diam. and restricts access for small work (finials, chess pieces and the like).  MT 2 with good reliable bearings.

Offline Dave Atkinson

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Re: Live Tail centre
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 09:12:13 AM »
Hi Tim

Axminster do a range of live centres - one is thin (22mm) and another has multi tips.  I have a similar version to teh multi tip and the small tip is very useful for the dort of work you describe

Cheers Dave

Tim Davies

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Re: Live Tail centre
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 03:32:20 PM »
Thanks Dave
I will have a look at them and perhaps ask Axminster to take one along to Daventry.
Tim

Andy Coates

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Re: Live Tail centre
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 04:47:41 PM »
The Axminster multi-tip is a good centre. I use mine a lot.

There are other options, the Oneway is a great centre, but pricey, and I know someone who swears by the Planet centres.

Tim Davies

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Re: Live Tail centre
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 07:42:47 AM »
Thanks for the advice Andy ( and everyone else).  I needed a small long centre without all the other bits and pieces.  I have finished up buying the Multistar mini centre.  It looks a fine piece of kit for small work.