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I am interested in purchasing the Powermatic 3520A lathe and have been told that the tailstock is hollow and would allow the drilling out of a center hole in the piece   being turned.  Can anyone confirm this?  I am planning to turn some lamp bases and wonder if a 3/8" bit can be used to drill out a hole in the lamp base for an electrical cord.  I assume this is done while the piece is rotating on the lathe?  Are there any special parts or options that might be required to do this?

lwj2's picture

(post #93085, reply #1 of 1)

WMH site:

Spec sheet for the Powermatic 3520A

Leon Jester, Roanoke VA

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