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PSI Woodworking LCENTSS22 No. 2 MT with 1-Inch Crown Super Wood Lathe Drive Center

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  • The PSI Super Center Crown compatible with headstocks with #2MT spindles
  • Get a better bite on your spindle with more teeth for a strong grip while still providing equal pressure and a positive drive
  • Spring loaded point simplifies spindle centering and retracts to avoid spitting your work when tailstock pressure is applied
  • Ships in plastic production sleeves at 4.8-ounces
  • 4.5-by-1.5-by-1.5-inches with 1-inch crown
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Product Description

Get a better bite on your spindle with PSI's new 1' Super Center. More teeth give a better bite while providing equal pressure and a positive drive. There is no need to hammer your drive center into the work piece and risk splitting your work. The PSI Super Center Crown compatible with headstocks with #2MT spindles. Spring loaded point simplifies spindle centering and retracts to avoid splitting your work when tailstock pressure is applied. Ships in plastic production sleeves at 4.8-ounces. 4.5" by 1.5" by 1.5" with a 1-inch crown.

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Technical Details

Part Number LCENTSS22
Item Weight 8.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
Item model number LCENTSS22
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description 2 year limited warranty

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ASIN B000KICD52
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4.7 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #12,679 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#3 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tool Parts & Accessories > Lathe Parts & Accessories > Accessories
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available November 10, 2006

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I have used a Sorby and another similar model and I think this one is every bit as nice as the Sorby, biggest difference is the size of the "teeth", Sorby's are smaller. I don't think this difference affects usage.

In all honesty I was amazed when I opened the plastic case it comes in and saw it. The construction and fit and finish are extremely good.

Update 12/08:
We now have 2 of these at the facility where I teach as well and they have held up great. Many of my students are so pleased with them they end up buying them as well.
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First off, you should understand what this type of drive is intended to do and how it works. If you don’t already know that, then this may not be the best drive for you.

These drives are meant for production work.

The spring under the center pin is very powerful. It’s supposed to be! Production turners back off the tailstock until the spring center causes the teeth to release and the spindle stops or slows down. Then they pull the spindle and mount another piece…while the lathe stays on. The new spindle is tightened in by the tailstock until the teeth catch and then it’s back to turning again. It’s amazing to watch a pro use this drive for production work.

The teeth don’t catch as well or as deeply as two or four teeth drives. Again, this is by design for production use. I don’t use mine for production work. I like to use these drives for smaller spindle work because there is reduced risk for splitting the spindle. They also leave less damage to the end of the spindle. I like to cut my spindles to exact size before I mount them so the impression left by these drives looks a little better on finished work than the ones left by a two or four-spur drive.

These drives aren’t for extra heavy objects like very thick columns, blocks or bowls. If you get a catch or take too aggressive a cut, then the drive may spin on the stock. For my use, it helps to be careful how I seat the drive.

When I seat the tailstock I knock the drive into the end of the stuff. I’m very careful not to let the drive move from the impression left by the teeth. If I remove the material from the lathe, when I remount it, I carefully reseat the drive exactly into the original impression. Is that a bit of a pain to do?
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Much of the challenge in wood turning is holding the wood. You can use a heavy center after cutting cross slots and a drilling a hole; 3 finger chucks to squeeze the wood; face plates after drilling holes. But if you want something quick to hold 1-2 inch stock with no preparation, this is it. I use it at least 50 percent of the time. Its spring loaded center and fine teeth allow me to mount wood quickly in about 30 seconds. The scar that it leaves is usually less than 1/32 inch. Best of all, I've never had it split the wood like my other centers.
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Overall it's a good tool. Center is accurate within +/- .002, the retracting pin retracts smoothly and the chuck offers better grip than the standard, came with the lathe, drive center.

A downside; when working with softer hardwoods like oak and hickory, etc, the drive center offers great bite. When working with very dense wood like african blackwood and mopani any excess above the normal amount of stress on the piece will cause the spur center to slip requiring you to remove the workpiece and brush the spurs to get a good bite back. Kind of annoying but not a deal breaker. If every other spur were removed I believe it would be an exceptional tool. Either way, my standard drive center is a permanent bench warmer.
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Nice, cleanly made tool. The retracting center pin works well to solve the problem of securing a piece of hard wood (by which I mean both hardwood and hard wood) without making a big guide hole or risking splitting the piece. The spring provides plenty of pressure to secure the piece between the centers as you crank the tailstock. However, after a few uses the pin stuck all the way in and could not be coaxed back out. This looks like a rare problem in other reviews, some of which cite long service life, so I requested a replacement, which I hope will hold up. The "crown" of multiple teeth is a mixed success. As hoped, it provides a stable center and gets a grip without needing to penetrate the wood deeply. On the other hand,the tradeoff is that if it slips in face grain it instantly mills itself a groove in which it spins. The usual four-tooth design digs in better (albeit deeper/with more difficulty) and holds better, but is harder to use with hard wood. Because there are multiple small teeth, it looks like you might work very close to the edge of the crown with less risk of the consequences if you goof and the tool encounters a tooth.
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I thought this was supposed to be a NEW Drive Center. The one I got looks like its been banging around in a tool box for a couple years. The one I've been using for the last 3 or 4 years looks a lot like this one does. Fortunately none of the dings and scratches are bad enough to keep it from running on center or keep it from seating like it should. Other than looking like its used and not a new Drive Center its ok. Its quick and easy to use and I like the spring loaded center point that retracts instead of making a hole in the wood. After trying it out the spurs on it do not leave very deep marks on the wood either. At least it didn't on the piece of Elm I tried it on. It might leave some marks a little deeper on soft woods but still no worse than the usual or near as bad as the drive center that came with my lathe. So even though the one I got looks like its used, I can still recommend these over the usual drive center.

UPDATE
After using this drive center a few times the spring loaded center point has got stuck pushed into the body of the center. The first time it happened I removed the set screw on the side and it came back out. Now its stuck again and I cant get it to come back out. It pretty much makes it useless when it cant be located on the center point of my turning piece. Evidently some small wood chips got down into the hole with the center point while I was turning with it and the center point was pushed in against its spring. Now even taking out the set screw on the side and trying to pry it out through the hole wont get it back out. It's pushed in as far as it will go and I cant see anything blocking it. So now I have another useless tool. It won't even make a good paper weight since it can roll off what ever I put it on.
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