View Full Version : Atlas Lathe Collet Dimensions

03-18-2006, 08:18 PM
Can someone with an Atlas 10" or 12" lathe give me the distance through the spindle, or if you have a collet set up the length of the draw tube.

I picked up most of a collet set, but the draw tube is goobered up. The threads are bad and I think it has been shortened. I will have to make a new one.

03-18-2006, 08:30 PM
Distance through spindle is 10.875" from the left edge to the right end of the threaded spindle nose.

My drawbar isn't original, so I have to use some spacers ( until I get busy and cut it down ), with the spacers I'm using, it's 9.5" from the edge of the last spacer to the end of the tube.

p.s. I also don't know if the collet holder that goes in the nose piece is original or not.

sorry this isn't more definitive

03-18-2006, 08:30 PM
My 10" measures aprox. 11" with no chuck on. Also my homemade drawbar is 11".

[This message has been edited by irontoart (edited 03-18-2006).]

03-18-2006, 08:32 PM
J.C. I just went and removed the chuck on my atlas and measured the spindle length. Mine is I think a seventies model 12 inch unit. Spindle lenght is 10 7/8". That is from the face of the spindle at the threaded nose to the rear face where the bearing collar is. Hope that helps.

03-19-2006, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. It looks like 10-7/8" is the answer.

I appreciate the help.

03-20-2006, 12:46 PM
the collet setup from a s-b 9"is the same you only need a spacer for the draw bar as it is longer for the s-b. but everything else works i used one for years on my craftsman 12"