MT3 - MT2 Spindle Adapter for Southbend 9A
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    Default MT3 - MT2 Spindle Adapter for Southbend 9A

    I recently acquired a late 1946 South Bend 9A and I am trying to get up to speed on tooling.

    It's my understanding that the 9A requires a spindle adapter to use MT-2 tooling. The used lathe I purchased did not come with this. Can any adapter be used such as this one from Grizzly or is is an original South Bend one required?

    Thanks in advance.

    --Joel

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    Taper list says .6024 per foot. SB says .602. Big end .938

    Sounds like a standard MT2 to MT3 "sleeve" might be workable

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    yes, as Mr. Oder noted standard.
    you can just use MT3 and forget the sleeve too. it might stick out a little too far depending on your set up, but if you buy the cheap centers and view them as consumables you can cut them down and repoint them in-situ to suit....scrap them when they get too short.


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