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Face plate doesn't fit Axminster C2-300. What do I need?

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asimpleparson08/12/2019 15:10:05
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Hello all.

This afternoon I removed the 100mm 3 jaw chuck on my Axminster C2-300 lathe in order to fit the 160mm face plate, and lo and behold, there seems to be no way of fitting it! It looks like I have the wrong face plate. Can anyone one tell me which one will fit this lathe? Or is there an adaptor plate?

If you need me to supply measurements of the various bits I can do that if it helps.

I still have the receipt for the face plate, although I've de-greased it and lost the plastic wrapper. I wonder if they will accept it back? If not, Ebay?

My apologies in advance for my being the 'veriest beginner'...



asimpleparson08/12/2019 15:35:24
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Ah, I've got it. There's a face plate for the 4 inch spindle plate. Wow do I feel stupid now!

Brian G08/12/2019 15:44:34
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Can you measure the recess in the back of the chuck (or the register on the spindle)? Axminster say the C2 Lathe has an 80mm chuck which would normally have a 55mm recess (the register) which is what I assume the 160mm faceplate to also have, but if your machine has a 100mm chuck it may have a larger register, perhaps 72mm.

Brian G

(edited to remove rogue emoticon)

Edited By Brian G on 08/12/2019 15:45:19

Edited By Brian G on 08/12/2019 15:45:36

asimpleparson08/12/2019 16:47:19
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You're eactly right Brian. My lathe has a 100mm chuck and a 72mm register. I shall order the correct face plate and return the last one to RDG if possible. Lesson learned!

Brian G08/12/2019 21:22:03
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If your lathe has enough swing, Arc Euro Trade list a 180mm faceplate for the SC4 which I think (I'd suggest ringing first rather than trust me) has a 72mm register.

Brian G

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