Toolroom Lathe Offers Two-Axis DRO
South Bend Lathe’s SB1049F Heavy 13 toolroom lathe offers 13.38" swing over the bed and 30" of distance between centers.
South Bend Lathe’s SB1049F Heavy 13 toolroom lathe offers 13.38" swing over the bed and 30" of distance between centers. The D1-5 spindle is powered by a 3-hp, 220-V, single-phase motor. The machine is built on a South Bend 3 V-way bed constructed of precision-hardened and ground Meehanite cast iron. It features high-precision spindle bearings; a complete coolant system with pull-out chip tray; full-length, rounded corner splash guard; foot break; chuck safety shield with micro-switch shut-off; and adjustable feed rod stop. The eight-speed lathe is equipped with a Fagor ProKit two-axis digital readout and Allen Bradley electrical controls.
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