Universal Index Attachment - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Shops, Jigs, Fixtures & Tools Show off and discuss your workshop and everything in it.

Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX, NM or on the road
Posts: 1,424
Photos: 0

Default Universal Index Attachment

Does anyone use the PSI universal indexing system? Universal Index Attachment at Penn State Industries
It looks like it will fit any almost any lathe that has the 1-8TPI spindle. My question is will it fit an old lathe that is no where a mini lathe, I can turn 20" diameters. Will the stand reach that high?
dogcatcher is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-08-2012, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
scotirish's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Macomb Twp., Michigan, USA.
Posts: 525
Photos: 6


Good Morning & A Happy Easter to you and your's.
I have on, have not used it yet so it does a great job of collecting dust. That being said I pulled it out and set it to the maximum height I felt was safe and measured. It will take a blank of about 17" dia. Keep in mind that PS mainly sells for midi lathes so if used on a larger one it is possible to be dangerous.
One of these days I am going to try it out but only on my midi lathe.
Happy shaving making!

Work safe!
Likes: (1)
scotirish is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-08-2012, 07:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
Robert111's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Posts: 1,129
Photos: 355


I never noticed that in their catalog! Just ordered one! Always wanted something like this!
Visit Robert's Galleries
Robert111 is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
juteck's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 861
Photos: 49


This is what I use:


I haven't used it often, mostly because I only had a temporary setup with clamps. But it works well.

I need to take the time and build the right indexing pin & support to make it more solid. Instructions are good to do this though - I'm just a big procrastinator.

Sent from my iPhone using Forum Runner
John U - Charlotte, NC
Likes: (1)
juteck is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX, NM or on the road
Posts: 1,424
Photos: 0


Thanks for the comments, sounds like it maybe too small. Maybe I need a new lathe?
dogcatcher is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 04-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Jacksonville, NC, USA.
Posts: 1,331
Photos: 4


Seems silly they do not tell you more at web site they do in catalog. Fits lathes with 10” to 16” swing. Simple to increase swing with a spacer where attaches at ways.
Wildman is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2018 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy