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This simple tool is a double-ended taper that can be used on any woodturning lathe with a sliding or rotating headstock that has a 2MT spindle and tailstock fittings. Simple to use, just insert the tool firmly into the headstock spindle taper as you would a drive centre, loosen the headstock clamp, bring the tailstock up to the other tapered end and insert into the tailstock barrel. Lock the tailstock to the bed, then tighten the tool into place by using the tailstock barrel hand wheel, but not too much! Lock the headstock onto the bed. Your two tapers are now aligned as near as they can be on a woodturning lathe. Slide the tailstock back and remove the tool from the headstock spindle taper. Made from EN8 carbon steel.