Holds dies in alignment when threading on the lathe
2 Morse taper shank fits the mini lathe tailstock
Tommy bar provides torque for larger thread sizes
This 2314 industrial die holder goes in the tailstock of the mini lathe, or any other lathe with a 2 Morse taper tailstock. It has a short Morse taper for the mini lathe so you may need to put a ball bearing or such like behind it so it will eject from lathes that expect a standard length taper.
The arbor is made of steel. The body is aluminum for low mass, so it spins easily when you release it. This prevents small parts from twisting off.
This lathe die holder tool does not work with hexagonal dies. Hexagonal dies are not made for creating new threads, they are for maintenance work.
Chris' Tips Put the tapered arbor in the tailstock and position (and lock) the tailstock so that the die is just off the end of the workpiece.
Turn on the lathe at slow speed.
Grab the knurled body of the die holder and move it into the workpiece. As the die threads the workpiece, the body slides on the arbor.
When you reach the end of the area you want threaded, simply let go of the body and it will start turning with the workpiece.
The tommy bar is used for larger threads and can be set on top of the compound. You will probably have to turn the lathe chuck by hand as mini lathes don't have enough torque.
Die Holder Unassembled
This product works with lathes with a 2 Morse taper tailstock taper and a short 2 Morse taper tailstock taper including:
Enco 110-0803 7x10 Mini Lathe
Harbor Freight 33684 Central Machinery 7x10 Mini Lathe
Harbor Freight 93212 Central Machinery 7x10 Mini Lathe
MSC 0192857 Enco 7x10 Mini Lathe
Bolton CQ9318 7x12 Mini Lathe
Busy Bee Tools CX704 Craftex 7x12 Mini Lathe
Cummins (Tools Now) 5278 7x12 Mini Lathe
Grizzly G8688 7x12 Mini Metal Lathe
Harbor Freight 93799 Central Machinery 7x12 Mini Lathe
Homier 03911 Speedway 7x12 Mini Bench Metal Lathe
Northern Tool 49656 KLUTCH 7x12 Mini Lathe
Princess Auto 8507659 Powerfist 7x12 Mini Lathe
SIEG C2 7x12 Mini Lathe
Tormach 30689 7x12 Duality Lathe
Travers Tools OT222300 OTMT 7x12 Mini Lathe
Warco 3004 7x12 Mini Lathe (Metric)
Warco 3005 7x12 Mini Lathe (Imperial)
WEN 3455 7x12 Mini Lathe
Micro-Mark 82500 MicroLux 7x12 Mini Lathe
LittleMachineShop.com 4200 HiTorque 7x12 Deluxe Mini Lathe
LittleMachineShop.com 4100 HiTorque 7x12 Mini Lathe
SIEG SC2 SIEG 7x12 Mini Lathe
Micro-Mark 82710 MicroLux 7x14 Mini Lathe
LittleMachineShop.com 4959 SIEG 7x14 Mini Lathe
SIEG C3 7x14 Mini Lathe
Big Dog BD-0618Ax300 7x14 Mini Lathe
Big Dog BD-0618x300 7x14 Mini Lathe
Warco 4820-350 7x14 Mini Lathe (Metric)
Warco 4800-350 7x14 Mini Lathe (Imperial)
Grizzly G0765 7x14 Mini Lathe
Micro-Mark 84631 MicroLux 7x16 Mini Lathe
LittleMachineShop.com 5200 HiTorque 7x16 Mini Lathe
LittleMachineShop.com 7350 HiTorque 7x16 Mini Lathe
LittleMachineShop.com 5100 HiTorque 7x16 Mini Lathe
Prazi SD400 7.5x16 Lathe
Harbor Freight 44859 Central Machinery 8x12 Precision Mini Lathe