I just picked up a nice used lathe but am fairly new to using one. I am trying to determine what the Morris tapper in my tail stock is. The hole in the tail stock measures just under 1" so I am thinking I have a #3 tapper. Am I correct? I figured one of you fellas would know. Thanks
here you go
.9380 So yes it's a #3.
By the way, it's a Morse taper, not Morris. Morris was a cat in cat food commercials years ago!
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