|Lathe Model||Spindle thread||code|
|Old Record, Coronet, (except red paint Major) Most Drapers, Carba-Tec. Latest Record lathes are 33mm x 3.5||¾" x 16 TPI||MC1|
|Axminster M330/600/900/950/AWVSL/Perform, Delta, small Jet and Fox.||1" x 8 TPI||MC4|
|Draper, Nu-Tool, Clarke, Naerok, Rexxon, Seally, Hilka and other importers of far-Eastern lathes use either ¾" x 16 or 1" x 8 TPI and you need to check which it is||¾" x 16 or 1" x 8 TPI||MC1
|Latest Record lathes, Hegner, Axminster and Jet commercial.||33mm x 3.5mm||MC22|
|Woodfast, some Sorby, Killinger, Wabeco, Hapfo, Hager, Flott, Konig, Emco, Sheppach and most German lathes use this thread but please note the register size varies and specials may be required.||33mm x 3.5mm||MC22|
|Harrison Graduate, Apollo Professional, most Poolewood, Axminster Superlathe||1½" x 6 Whit||MC2|
|Apollo (except professional), some Sorby, Astra, Tyme Avon, Selbix||25mm x 2mm||MC30|
|Harrison Jubilee, Arundel E5||1" x 10 BSF||MC12|
|Al-ko HDM 850||30mm x 1.5mm||MC34|
|Arundel K450/K600/M230, Luna||24mm x 3mm||MC21|
|Clarke (pressed steel bed)||¾" x 10 TPI||MC10|
|Coronet Major(Red)pre 1977||7/8" x 16 Whit||MC8|
|Electra Beckum HDM800/1000||20mm x 1.5mm||MC39|
|Elu DB180||18mm special||MC27|
|Nova DVRXP, Modern Woodfast with Record badge, Nova, General 260||1¼" x 8 UNC||MC23|
|James Inns (Sherwood)||¾" x 10 Whit||MC10|
|Multico||20mm x 1.5mm||MC39|
|Multico Supershop||5/8"Plain shaft||MC5M|
|Myford ML8, Turnstyler||1" x 12 Whit||MC3|
|Myford Mystro||11/8" x 12 Whit||MC20|
|Sorby lathe (old models)||25mm x 2mm||MC30|
|Tyme Cub/Gem||20mm x 2mm||MC29|
|Viceroy (Denford)||1½" x 8 TPI||MC6|
|Old Vicmarc, Nova||30mm x 3.5mm||MC13|
|Left Hand Threads|
|Harrison Graduate/Woodfast||11/2" x 6 Whit||MC2B|
|Myford ML8||7/8" x 12 Whit||MC3B|
|Rockwell Delta||1" x 8 TPI||MC4B|
|Harrison Jubilee||1" x 10 BSF.||MC12B|
|Naerok/NuTool||3/4" x 16 UNF||MC40B|
|Please note. Patriot and Supernovachucks in 33mm x 3.5 thread and 1,1/2" have to be specially made with the thread cut in the body, as there is not enough room to take an insert. The Patriot 1,1/2" version is dual threaded left and right so it can go on either end of a Harrison Graduate spindle. Unthreaded chucks are available from suppliers if you can arrange your own machining. The thread in the Patriot and Supernova where the insert fits is 38mm x 3mm. Robert Sorby make "Exerts" to adapt chucks to fit large threads such as Viceroy 1.5 inch x 8 t.p.i.|
|The above list is only a guide and lathe makers vary the thread they use from time to time. The Peter Child shop is now closed and the information is left here in the hope it will be useful|
Hint on measuring your thread size
It is often possible to guess at common thread sizes with an ordinary ruler. Examples are :-
1 inch x 8 tpi. The outside diameter of the thread is a tiny bit below 1 inch. 1/8 inch divisions on the ruler will exactly line up with the peaks of the thread.
3/4 inch x 16 tpi. The outside diameter of the thread is a tiny bit below 3/4 inch. 1/16 inch divisions on the ruler will exactly line up with the peaks of the thread.
24mm x 3mm pitch. The outside diameter of the thread is a tiny bit below 24mm. Every third 1mm division on the ruler will exactly line up with the peaks of the thread.
And so on.
Some threads described as "Whitworth" have the 55 degree thread form of the standard Whitworth threads but have non-standard tpi which can confuse!