H-M Supporter-Premium Member
- Mar 10, 2012
So talking to a guy at work the other day I found out he's a home hobby machinist. He just picked up some Asian lathe, whose name escapes me att. He said he wanted to get an MT5 dead center for it. I suggested since he's already got MT3 dead center to just get a MT5/MT3 spindle adapter since he's already got other MT3 tooling. So we talked about that for a while and he then said "Yeah, but the MT5 center should be more accurate." Now guys, this may be true but I don't think a well made adapter should provide that much runout to make a difference compared to an MT5 center that fits the spindle taper, no? The only difference I could think would be ability to hold heavier workpieces in the MT5 dead center, compared to an MT3 in spindle adapter. Am I missing something here?