Made in the USA except for the China made dial indicator

 A cast iron holder with a 3/8" square headed clamping screw to fit your #253 3/8" South Bend wrench you use

every day to clamp the carriage, eliminates the need to hunt for another wrench. The cast iron holder easily slides

along the the front "V" way for easy positioning.

Measuring range:  0-1"

Graduations:  0.001"

Reading:  0-100

Lug back:  1/4" hole

Dial diameter:  2-3/8"

Stem diameter:  3/8"

Accuracy (1st 2.5 rev):  =/-0.001

​Accuracy Overall:  +/-0.002"

This Z axis dial indicator holder or clamp for the 9" and 10K  South Bend lathe, also fits the Logan 900 series

lathes, the Logan 200, 820, 850, and maybe other lathes. Check my dimensioned photo in the last photo below. 

The South Bend #253 Square wrench is not included 

Included is a NEW, in the box, 1" stroke, high precision dial indicator

To Purchase, ​click the drop down menu ARROW on the right in the box below to select shipping destination

and the price. Then execute the "Add to cart" yellow button. You can add other items on this web site by using 

​the respective "Add to Cart" yellow buttons making one payment when completed.

If you think this casting can be altered to accommodate your lathe contact me and we can discuss  

South Bend 9" or 10k Carriage Stop Dial                            Indicator Holder 

This cast iron holder is made with permission, from the Metal Lathe Accesories kit they have been selling for

the past few years. For those of you who do not have the time or inclination to build the kit this is your opportunity

to obtain THE BEST carriage stop indicator holder for your South Bend lathe. For the purist South Bend lathe

​owner this is as South Bend looking as you can find. In appearance, utility and ease of use.

Yes, a South Bend carriage dial indicator holder that we all know South Bend never made. But, if South Bend  had

made one THIS IS WHAT IT WOULD HAVE LOOKED LIKE!


South Bend Dial Indicator Holder

Priced at $125 including shipping in US this may not be the cheapest dial

indicator holder but for the South Bend lathe it is the BEST

​Works on either left or right side of the carriage

Easily positioned and clamped with the 3/8" square headed screw

Square wrench is not included you probably have one with your lathe

No need to reach/search for Allen wrench

The cast iron holder will not mar the ways of your lathe

The dial indicator with lug on back, can easily be removed and used elsewhere

​Indicator dial easily rotates for zero positioning

Tool is painted machinery grey with multiple oats of a very good auto enamel

Only about 7/8" of the indicator range is usable which prevents damage to the indicator

Holder can be used as a carriage stop by inserting a 3/8" rod rather than the dial indicator