Deals for PSI Woodworking LCENT4 4 Piece Wood Lathe Center Set for #2 MT

Ordered the set for my wood lathe. Amazon shipped it fast and received within two days. The centers come in a wooden box with foam inserts. All looked nice and shiny. The two spur centers are sharp right out of the box, and seems high quality. I’m not sure if they are high speed steel as I haven’t used them long enough to tell. But the cup live center is a different story. Right out of the box, I notice the bearing is not turning smoothly. As you rotate it by hand, you will feel a click once per every rotation. It seems that the bearing has a defect in the bearing track. I didn’t bother putting them on the lathe, as the rough bearing will certainly ruin a work piece. I returned it the next day.
I purchased this set for my Jet 1442 wood lathe and I will review the most important aspects of these tools.1. overall finish of the tools are rough and gritty. Tolorances are not real high…2. Bearing in the live center is gritty as if the bearing grease is contaminated with chips or sand..3. Bearing tolarence is average to poor. Grease seems to be too light.3. Center pin in the live center is not removable..4. Small live center has no center pin at all..5. One reviewer wrote that the units were hollow and the drift rod got stuck in the hole. I found this not to be the case as my standard drift rod was larger than the holes.You get what you pay for….overall I give this unit 4 stars for the price…..If I disregard the price I give this unit 2 stars…mainly because of the drive spurs

4 piece Center Set containins hard to find replacement centers for wood lathes equipped with a #2 MT headstock and tailstock5/8-inch diameter headstock spur center for narrow spindles1-inch diameter headstock spur center for standard spindlesLive ball bearing tailstock center with cup and pointHollow center for drilling 5/16-inch (#2 MT) through holes (for lamps, etc)Packaged in 2 wood boxesOrdered the set for my wood lathe. Amazon shipped it fast and received within two days. The centers come in a wooden box with foam inserts. All looked nice and shiny. The two spur centers are sharp right out of the box, and seems high quality. I’m not sure if they are high speed steel as I haven’t used them long enough to tell. But the cup live center is a different story. Right out of the box, I notice the bearing is not turning smoothly. As you rotate it by hand, you will feel a click once per every rotation. It seems that the bearing has a defect in the bearing track. I didn’t bother putting them on the lathe, as the rough bearing will certainly ruin a work piece. I returned it the next day.
I purchased this set for my Jet 1442 wood lathe and I will review the most important aspects of these tools.1. overall finish of the tools are rough and gritty. Tolorances are not real high…2. Bearing in the live center is gritty as if the bearing grease is contaminated with chips or sand..3. Bearing tolarence is average to poor. Grease seems to be too light.3. Center pin in the live center is not removable..4. Small live center has no center pin at all..5. One reviewer wrote that the units were hollow and the drift rod got stuck in the hole. I found this not to be the case as my standard drift rod was larger than the holes.You get what you pay for….overall I give this unit 4 stars for the price…..If I disregard the price I give this unit 2 stars…mainly because of the drive spurs

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