Distinguish between dead center and live center in a center lathe tool when this terms are used in the context of work holding in a lathe

  • $\begingroup$ Workshop what. ? $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 1 '20 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ I have updated my question $\endgroup$
    – user24815
    Mar 1 '20 at 17:49

A center holds the work during rotation at the tailstock end of the lathe. A live center is mounted in bearings and rotates with the work, while a dead center does not rotate - the work rotates about it.

Live center Rotates while dead centre center does not rotate..

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    $\begingroup$ the dead center is also preferred for high-precision work. $\endgroup$ Mar 1 '20 at 21:45

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