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Vega Midi Lathe Duplicator

Midi Lathe Duplicator

You can Easily Turn: Pens and Pencils, Chess Pieces, Fishing Lures, Candle Sticks, Mini Baseball Bats, Christmas Ornaments, Duck calls, Doll House parts, and many others

Vega Duplicators produce a wide range of turnings quickly, easily and accurately, on your lathe, with minimal turning experience.  Its fun, fast and easy to use.  They are designed and constructed to withstand production turning environments.  The Midi Lathe Duplicator will fit most any Mini or Midi lathe on the market.  If you happen to be familiar with the Vega Pro Duplicator you will be familiar with this tool.  It is essentially a small version of that very successful design.  For specific application information and technical support is just a phone call away.

 

Product Description

WHAT WILL THE DUPLICATOR DO?

For all but the most experienced hand turners, the Vega Midi duplicator will give you much faster stock removal, good surface finish on most woods and the ability to produce multiple parts that are exactly the same.  The duplicator will give you superb tool control, making turning safer, faster and more accurate.  Making identical parts becomes fast and easy!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The duplicator works on the same principle as a key cutter.  You either make a template (which has the profile of the turning cut into it) or mount an original turning that you wish to copy (2 inch diameter maximum for original turnings).  Excess material is quickly removed by locking the cutters in out motion and turning the handwheel of the duplicator to move the cutter along the axis of the lathe bed.  Then the last cuts are made, with the stylus following the template or turning, working from the high points of the turning down into the coves.  Copies parts up to 10 inch long.

CAN I STILL USE CHISELS?

Yes.  The first option is to remove the duplicator by loosening 2 bolts.  The second option is to mount the duplicator on the back side of the lathe and turn the cutter upside down.  This gives you access to the front of the lathe for hand turning.  The third option is available only to those with a reversing lathe.  This option is to mount the duplicator on the front and hand turn from the back side of the lathe with the spindle reversed.  Note that some lathes may be constructed in such a way as to prevent mounting the Vega Duplicator on the rear of the machine.

HOW DEEP A CUT CAN I TAKE?  

It can reduce the diameter by up to 1/2 inch per pass.  To obtain this deep a cut, a stout workpiece that will not deflect under load is necessary.

DUPLICATOR CUTTER  

The standard Duplicator cutter is ground from M2 high speed steel.  The design of this cutter lets the duplicator operator remove material very quickly (up to 1/2 inch per pass), do very intricate turnings (1/16 inch tip radius) and cut in either direction.  Resharpening is achieved by honing the sides of the cutter  on a wetstone and touching up the tip in the same manner.

STANDARD EQUIPMENT  

Duplicator Assembly Mounting Hardware
Exclusive Cutter Master Turning Holders
Operating Information Fits most Midi/Mini Lathes

OPTIONAL CARBIDE CUTTER

Great for Hardwoods and exotics.

 

Midi Lathe Duplicators - Made in the USA
8500 10 inch Travel Midi Duplicator
8562 24 inch Travel Midi Duplicator
Accessories for the For Midi Lathe Duplicators
8503 HSS Cutter  For Midi Duplicators
8557 Diamond Vee Cutter Kit  For Midi Duplicators
8558 Insert for above  For Midi Duplicators

STANDARD EQUIPMENT - Included with the MIDI Lathe

Duplicator Assembly Mounting Hardware
Exclusive Cutter Master Turning Holders
Operating Information Fits most Midi/Mini Lathes

 

8500
Mfg. item #: 8500
VEGA8500
Ships FREE via UPS to lower 48 states.5
$254.95

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8562
Mfg. item #: 8562
VEGA8562
Ships FREE via UPS to lower 48 states.5
$339.95

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8503
Mfg. item #: 8503
VEGA8503
FREE FREIGHT on orders over $200 from this manufacturer200
$59.00

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8557
Mfg. item #: 8557
VEGA8557
FREE FREIGHT on orders over $200 from this manufacturer200
$96.00

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8558
Mfg. item #: 8558
VEGA8558
FREE FREIGHT on orders over $200 from this manufacturer200
$24.00

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