Robust Drive & Live Centers

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Robust Drive & Live Centers

Robust Live Center

Robust Live Centers use bigger bearings, and warrants them for five years.

A precision 40 degree angular contact ball
bearing, sealed & lubricated for life, carries both the thrust load and rear radial load.

Combined with a precision radial bearing in the nose, this two bearing setup will deliver long lasting service and accuracy.

The tip of the center extends and reverses to accommodate your turning.

The flat end is useful when reverse chucking using a vacuum chuck or jam chuck. The center will support the work without marking the bottom of the piece.

The cup center is threaded 3/4‐10 for standard accessories.

A 5/16” thru hole accommodates drilling.

#2 Morse Taper shank is tapped 3/8-16 for draw bar applications.

The center body and shank are plated for corrosion resistance.

Cone Set

Aluminum Tip and Reversible 4″ Bull Nose Set

Fits other manufacturer’s centers with 3/4-10 threads.

Drive Centers

The Robust cup style drive center is perfect for safely driving spindles and small bowls.  If you get a catch, the wood just spins on the center. Like our Live Center, the tip is adjustable and it is threaded ¾-10 for any accessories you may want to add.

The Bowl Drive threads onto the cup center and provides more surface area for driving larger work.  When properly seated in the wood, the ring center allows the wood to spin if you get a catch.  If you think you need a little more bite, you can file a few small notches in the ring.

Jointly developed with noted turner Alan Lacer, the Robust ring style drives are based on German and Japanese style drives that have been used for centuries.  If you never tried a ring style drive before, you will be pleasantly surprised by how well they work.

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