When turning the pen between centres the pen mandrel / shaft is normally supported by the use of a rotating centre fitted to the tail stock, which is pushed up to recess in the end of the pen shaft of the pen mandrel. Over a period of time this can cause some damage to the point – tip of your valuable rotating centre.
The new pen mandrel support designed and manufactured by the team at Planet Plus, the pen mandrel support enables the pen mandrel & shaft to be held securely between centres without any unnecessary force being applied to the pen shaft, the pen mandrel support is simply fitted to the tail stock as you would with the rotating centre and the pen shaft is then inserted in to the pen mandrel support, the pen mandrel eliminates any shake in the pen mandrel shaft as it rotates between centres during the pen turning process. The pen mandrel support will also reduce any unnecessary pressure being added to the lathes motor, especially with the smaller lathes
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