Lathe Dog Set, 0-40mm 

Lathe Dog Set, 0-40mm
  • Set of 5 lathe dogs for material up to 1.5" (40 mm)
  • M6 and M8 drivers
Part Number: 4464
Weight: 1.96 lb

Price: $35.95

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This lathe dog set will handle material sizes from very small up to 1.5" diameter.

It includes driver pins for lathes with an 80 mm spindle flange (including mini lathes), and lathes with a 100 mm spindle flange.

Chris Chris' Tips
The photo shows how to use a lathe dog and drive pin with the mini lathe.

Lathe dogs are the perfect solution for turning between centers. (That's where you mount a dead center in the headstock and another center -- usually a live center -- in the tailstock. You then mount the workpiece, which has a small divot machined into each end, between the centers.) To drive the workpiece, you place a lathe dog on it; the lathe dog is pushed around by a driver pin screwed in to a faceplate or the spindle, as shown above.

Sounds complicated, right? So why turn between centers instead of just chucking your workpiece?

  • It's very concentric, accurate (less runout than a chuck), and repeatable. That means you can remove your workpiece, measure it, test it, even flip it end for end -- and then put it right back on center.
  • Because of this accuracy, it's easier to blend cuts that you make from both ends.
  • It's easier for long or irregular workpieces that don't easily fit in a chuck.
  • By offsetting the tailstock, you can accurately turn tapers.