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Old 04-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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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?
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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.
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I never noticed that in their catalog! Just ordered one! Always wanted something like this!
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This is what I use:

http://www.ironfirellc.com/


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.

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Thanks for the comments, sounds like it maybe too small. Maybe I need a new lathe?
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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.
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