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Morse taper repair/refresh

Discussion in '++ Q & A THREADS OF INTEREST ++' started by oldmachinegary, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. oldmachinegary

    oldmachinegary United States Iron Registered Member

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    I've got a used second operations lathe with a worn Morse 2 taper in the tail stock. Has anyone ever had one of these re-ground? It doesn't hold a chuck very securely so I wanted to get it repaired.
    Thank you.
    Old Machine Gary
     
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    Alphonse United States Active Member Active Member

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    The Morse taper bore of the tailstock can often be re-dressed, or reamed with a Morse taper reamer [a #2 MT in your case.] They are quite pricey new, but can be found on Ebay and such in a good used one. Just a slight hand reaming may all that is needed to seat the tool shank to hold fully.
     
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    oldmachinegary United States Iron Registered Member

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    Hi Alphonse;
    Thank you for your reply and I apologize for my late response - I was out of town on business and didn't check the site.
    I appreciate the options and will look into those.
    Thanks again.
    Old Machine Gary
     

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