Midi-Lathe bed extension adds an additional 25-1/2-inch of length between centers to accommodate longer turning applications
Modular design allows you to connect multiple extensions
1 extension = 42-inch of length between centers
2 extensions = 67-1/2-inch of length between centers
DELTA recommends the use of no more than 2 extensions total
Includes Midi-Lathe Bed Extension - 46-463.
Tools & Home Improvement
Tools, Auto & Industrial
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This extension is one of the things that make the 46-460 such a great lathe. The versatility of being able to expand your center is great. The only down side is that unlike the old Delta la200 lathe, you now have to line up the lathe, extension, stand, and stand extension. Takes a lot of patience to get everything lined up right. If it is not all perfect the tail stock will not glide on the table.
The extension unit is every bit as heavy and solid as the lathe bed itself. Installing the unit went a bit easier than I thought it would. I loose mounted the extension to the bed, then positioned the tool rest holder to straddle the opening between the bed and extension. Then tightened the tool rest holder to help align the extension. With the holder in this position, I snugged up the extension to the bed. The tool rest glides perfectly from the bed to extension and back.
While turning a couple of projects that were longer than the original bed, I found the extension to perform exactly as expected.
The one big shortcoming in the extension is that the stand for the extension seems to be unavailable. To support the extension, I picked up a 10' piece of 1" electrical conduit from the local hardware store for $8.90 (hardly the cheapest place to buy it). From this I cut a piece of the conduit just long enough to angle down from the holes in the end of the...
It works as expected. Really increased the capability of the lathe. I had to shim the end up with a couple of washers when I mounted it on the modular stand (with extension) but that was easily done. Used a straight edge to make sure that it was all good. My tailstock slides back and forth with no problems and I love the "new" increased length of the bed.
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