Steady Rest For Wood Lathe
Solid cast iron
1 1/2" base plate
3/4" sealed ball bearings
Capacity: 3 1/2" approx.
Suitable for 12" and 14" lathes
Works good i am happy with it
Base not compatible with lathe bed width
I didn’t receive the proper-sized item for the gap between rails in bed. Perhaps, calling in an order would be better. The rest’s wheel leave marks on the wood and are very loud when turning. You either have to leave stock roughed round until you need to turn at the centre of your piece, or consider buying better wheels than what arrives with this system. Positives: Price was why I bought it. I thought I’d see how helpful it would be. Aside from what I’ve mentioned above, it is very solid and after I grinded the correct bed gap into the pieces, it is very easy to use. Other than the marking and the incredibly loud working wheels, it does the job when needed. Go directly into other brand names for a better experience and outcome.