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A Common, but Often Overlooked Cause of Bad Parts: Tailstock Repair

Every lathe and grinder operator has at one time or another struggled with workpieces that are out of round, tapered, or have poor finish. The “quick fix is typically replacing centers or replacing spindle bearings. The problem goes away initially only to reoccur a short time later. More often than you’d think, the problem can be traced to wear and tear on the machine’s tailstock. Riten has repaired, rebuilt and redesigned dozens of tailstocks, and can show you how to isolate the troubRead more

Repair and Remanufacture of Live and Dead Tailstocks

Here at Riten we can get your tailstock back in working order, upgrade it to handle more weight or redesign it to better suit your application. In the case of repairs, whether you have a live tailstock or a dead tailstock, a common problem is a worn ID taper. While it’s relatively simple to grind OD tapers, ID tapers require more specialized equipment, and they’re considerably more difficult to measure. We’re one of the few companies that can grind ID tapers just as well as OD tapers.  WhRead more

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Riten is the world's largest manufacturer of Live and Dead Centers and Face Drivers. These products are our only business. We've been in business manufacturing quality work holding since 1933, and no other company can match our experience and engineering skill. We have the industry's broadest line of standard products, and can also design custom specials to meet a customer's unique needs.



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