Solid cast iron construction with superior strength and stiffness.
Our faceplates are manufactured from either stainless steel, carbon steel, or cast iron. All our faceplates are extremely strong and durable. They are available in the most popular thread sizes (refer to Table 1 & Table 2 for available threads). Our faceplates are available in five different sizes:
There are currently two styles of 3" faceplates.
The first is made from stainless steel (shown), which is for the woodturner who turns a lot of wet, caustic woods like cherry and oak. Making them from this rust proof material gives a lasting faceplate which does not need to be painted, as paint can sometimes stain or mark the wood.
Alternately a 3" Faceplate made from carbon steel is also available. These faceplates are powder painted for a hard wearing, resilient coating.
Available thread sizes are listed in Table 1 (below).
These faceplates are similar in construction to our 3" faceplates. They are manufactured from a solid block of carbon steel then powder painted to resist corrosion. Eight holes are available to accommodate screws for securing the piece of wood to the faceplate.
Our 6" Faceplates and larger, are constructed using cast iron. This enables us to re-enforce the outer diameter with a 1" wide x 1/4" thick rim. This rim is connected to the hub with four ribs tapered to the full length of the hub.
A superior faceplate that has maximum stiffness with minimum weight. Eighteen holes are then drilled to take up to #10 screws, resulting in what we feel is a breakthrough design for the best face plates available anywhere.
Our 10" No-Flex Faceplates now utilize a taper-lock adaptor to attach to your spindle (same adaptor as the Stronghold Chuck). Our large selection of adaptors means this faceplate can be used on pretty much any spindle.
A list of the adaptor thread sizes currently available can be found here.
The 10" Faceplate uses a Taper-Lock Adaptor (insert) to connect the faceplate to the spindle. This is included in the price.
Click here to find out more on the 10" Faceplate.
All other faceplates are tapped to the required thread size (for your spindle).
Click here to see what thread sizes are available for each Faceplate size.