Starter Kit, Lathe, 3/8" Tool Bits 

Starter Kit, Lathe, 3/8" Tool Bits
  • 0-1/2" drill chuck & Standard 2MT to 33JT arbor
  • Fits lathes with standard 2MT tailstock taper
  • Four center drills, sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Five 3/8" M2 HSS tool bit blanks
Part Number: 1796
Weight: 2.61 lb
$38.95 Value Price

Purchased individually $45.64

In stock
Lathe starter kit with 3/8" tool bits provides the basics to get started with a small lathe.

The kit contains:

0-1/2" drill chuck and key

Standard 2MT to 33JT arbor

Four center drills, sizes 1,2,3,and 4

Five 3/8" M2 high speed steel tool bit blanks

This starter kit is appropriate for lathes with a standard 2MT tailstock taper.

Chris Chris' Tips
This kit includes a stub arbor that does not need to be cut off.

We have two lathe starter kits. One starter kit (PN 1261) has 5/16 tool bits which are the correct size for 7x10, 7x12, and 7x14 mini lathes. This kit includes a 2MT short arbor which gives you full use of the tailstock stroke on the mini lathe.

The other starter kit (PN 1796) has 3/8" tool bits which work for most other small lathes. This kit includes a standard 2MT arbor which works in most lathes with a 2MT tailstock taper.


This product works with lathes with a 2 Morse taper tailstock taper and a 0.375 to 0.5 inch tool bit size including:

  •   Harbor Freight 44859 Central Machinery 8x12 Precision Mini Lathe
  •   Grizzly G0768 8x16 Benchtop Lathe
  • 3536 HiTorque 8.5x16 Bench Lathe
  •   SIEG C4 8.5x16 Bench Lathe
  •   SIEG SC4 8.5x16 Bench Lathe
  •   Travers Tools OT218410 OTMT 8x16 Bench Lathe
  • 3540 HiTorque 8.5x20 Bench Lathe
  • 3595 HiTorque 8.5x20 Deluxe Bench Lathe
  • 7500 HiTorque 8.5x20 Bench Lathe
  • 7550 HiTorque 8.5x20 Deluxe Bench Lathe
  •   BD-920N Jet 9x20 Lathe
  •   Grizzly G4000 9x19 Bench Lathe
  •   Harbor Freight 45861 Central Machinery 9x20 Bench Lathe
  •   Busy Bee Tools CX705 Craftex 10x21 Lathe Mill Combo
  •   Grizzly G0516 10x21 Lathe Mill Combo
  •   SIEG M6 10x21 Lathe Mill Combo