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live centre

/ laɪv /

noun

  1. a conically pointed rod mounted in the headstock of a lathe that locates and turns with the workpiece Compare dead centre


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But even in this case the weight of the work will aid to spring it, and relieve it from contact with the live centre.

A cutter, like a fluted reamer, such as is shown in Fig. 1271, is then put in the live centre of the lathe.

On the live centre d is a clamp for securing the work or mandrel holding dog.

If the live centre does not run true the following difficulties are met with.

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