We've compiled our top lathe accessories based on sales, customer reviews and our tech team's recommendations. These innovative lathe accessories improve your lathe's versatility, efficiency and allow for easier, faster set-up. From their innovative cutting edge features to their overall value, these lathe accessories rise to the top of our list with good reason. Watch as tech team member Kurt Repsher demonstrates these lathe accessories and elaborates on each tool's features!
top lathe accessories
This inexpensive live center with interchangeable points allows you to hold a variety of workpieces steadily on your lathe. The (7) interchangeable points provide unparalleled versatility and the ability to handle a variety of turning applications with a single tool. The hardened and ground tool steel body ensures the tool is as durable as it is versatile, and the special taper mount allows you to change the points quickly with ease. Accuracy is guaranteed to .0012" to .0039" at center head, with precision needle bearings used throughout for increased tool life and precision.
Travers Tool Order #69-209-002
This innovative center lathe gage allows you to quickly set up your tool height in reference to your workpiece's center height, ensuring the proper cutting of your workpiece. By monitoring the bubble level on this gage, turning and facing tools can quickly be set on the spindle axis for optimum cutting conditions. Machinists love that you can eliminate the 'nub' that occurs after performing a facing cut with poorly set tools, using this gage to ensure tools are set right, every time. The precision glass vial level (with 30'/2mm sensitivity) is safely housed within the gage's high strength aluminum body, complete with an anodized finish for added durability.
Travers Tool Order #99-008-193
This pro lathe gage allows you to quickly set turning, boring and facing tools on spindle axis for optimum cutting conditions. The gage's hands free design allows you to maximize your efficiency and allows for easy use. The gage's high strength aluminum body is complete with an anodized finish for added durability, protecting the precision glass vial level (with 30'/2mm sensitivity).
Travers Tool Order #99-008-192
Indexable tools allow for a cost effective means to change the cutting edge, radii, coating, substrates or precision of insert quickly. This external turning set offers a ton of versatility with (1) EVAR04-2, (1) EVAL04-2, (1) EVBR04-2, (1) EVBL04-2, and (1) EVEN04-2 holder included, all which fit ANSI/ISO standard TCMT style inserts, allowing you to perform a variety of turning, facing, boring and chamfering applications. Plus, the set comes complete with (10) TCMT2(1.5)1 APC5T inserts and (1) T-01 Torx® key.
Travers Tool Order #22-150-298
This versatile 3/8" shank external turning set includes a (1) AR-6 Tool Holder, (1) AL-6 Tool Holder, (1) BR-6 Tool Holder, (1) BL-6 Tool Holder, (1) E-6 Tool Holder, and (5) TCMT2(1.5)1 C5 Uncoated Inserts. The holders fit ANSI/ISO standard TCMT style inserts, allowing you to perform a variety of turning, facing, and chamfering applications. Plus, the set comes complete with (10) TCMT2(1.5)1 APC5T inserts and (1) T-01 Torx® key.
Travers Tool Order #22-594-406
A best-selling customer and tech team favorite, this set is a cost-effective alternative to a DRO (it's actually often referred to as a 'poor man's DRO'!). Simply set up a dial indicator with this powerful magnet along your axis to indicate the carriage travel on your lathe. Ideal for the home machinist and a must-have for boring or drilling applications, this set allows you to save time and increase your accuracy. The strong, universal magnet packs up to 45 lbs. of holding power, while the dial indicator is made to exacting American Gage Design (AGD) specifications and is complete with satin chrome finish, interchangeable hardened contact point, .001" graduation, and nearly a 2" dial size for easy reading.
Travers Tool Order #57-080-017
This magnetic base has a slim profile, allowing it to be set on both flat or curved surfaces. The innovative and unique 5-axis, 3 dimensional, metal holder with fine adjustment at the base offers maximum rigidity and versatility. The mag base fits dovetails and 3/8" and though compact, has 63 lbs. of holding power. Complete with a central locking mechanism for easy set-up, and featuring the ability to swivel a full 360°, this mag base is a must for any machine shop.
Travers Tool Order #99-001-131
This dial drop indicator is used for measuring clearances, carriage travel and other measurements involving the distance between two surfaces or small amounts of component travel, making these ideal for set-up applications. Ideal for the home machinist and a must-have for lathe applications, this indicator allows you to save time and increase your turning accuracy. Complete with satin chrome finish, interchangeable hardened contact point, and lug back with 1/4" hole integral with the case. 0-100 reading and and easy-to-read, nearly 2" dial face.
Travers Tool Order #57-029-990
This must-have mag base features a multi-nimble joint for instant fixation in any position, providing firm and solid fixation of all five joints by tightening just one knob! The mag base fits dovetails and 3/8" or 8mm stem indicators, provides a long 10"-12" reach, and 110 lbs. of holding power! Complete with these heavy duty features and articulating arm, this mag base provides as much versatility as it does value. Ideal for any machinist.
Travers Tool Order #57-080-002
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