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    Good evening David,I have just stripped down my Tailstock and given it a good clean. I have re-assembled it and tried to install a centre.The centre is tapered 26.82mm in length. It was in the original Boley accessory box and looks a genuine part not an operator made one. the Tail stock draw bar( if that is what it is called) will not accept the centre. I t only goes 6.68mm into the Drawbar. the hole in the draw bar is 11.41mm from the end of the draw bar. Is there a Collet in the draw bar which has been pushed down? When I try to look through the hole I can’t see through to the opposite hole. Does this mean that a new Tailstock Drawbar is needed.
    I look foward to your post.