Hold Fast Live Center and Pen Mandrel

Watch the Hold Fast

Locking Pen Mandrel video

with Dave Hout

Hold Fast

A881 Live Center

Self-Locking Mandrel Collet


A882 Precision Mandrel system



A881 Live Center

with Self-Locking Pen Mandrel Collet


Key Features

  • Precision double row ball bearings for the highest precision and long life.
  • Unique collet system locks pen mandrels so there is NO bending or warping that creates misalignment.
  • Optional inserts make a great value. Inserts can be ordered as a complete Kit or as separate items.
  • The A881 Live Center Complete kit includes:
    • Live Center body and knock out rod
    • Locking Pen Mandrel Collet
    • Cup Center
    • 60 degree Cone Center


Note: Pen Mandrel Collet is designed to be loose in the live center body to be able to lock when moving the tail stock forward.


A882 Pen Mandrel Driver and Mandrel Rod

(shown with optional Non-Stick and Slimline Bushings)

Key Features:

  • Precision centering "Driver" - the most precise way to hold a mandrel, no tools required to lock mandrel into driver.
  • Precision .246 Mandrel that fits most bushings
  • Standard .242 Mandrel for all other bushings available.


Note: .242 mandrel has a black dot on each end

Existing mandrels will work with Mandrel Driver and A881 Live center.


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