Achieve precise results for jewelry making and more the use of the SB1001 8K 18-inch bench lathe from South Bend Lathe. This tool features a three V-way bed and a variable-speed spindle to set the easiest cutting speed. It is also equipped with a long-barrel tailstock, a 4-way tool post, a 3-jaw scroll chuck, and an emergency stop button. This lathe is well suited for jewelers, watchmakers, gunsmiths, optical engineers, and others making small parts to extremely precise tolerances.
The 8K lathe is well suited for jewelry making, watch making, and other highly detailed work (click each to enlarge).
Three V-Way Bed for Greater Accuracy and Durability
Like other South Bend lathes, the 8K has a foundation, or bed, that is made with hardened and ground castings in a traditional three V-way prismatic design–resulting in exceptional accuracy, durability, and rigidity. The tool offers 18 inches between centers.
Adjustable Spindle for Optimal Results
The headstock of the 8K features a D1-3 variable-speed spindle that operates at 50 to 2,300 RPM. A convenience adjustment knob and digital display enable you to change the spindle speed quickly and appropriately. The variable speed keep an eye on enables you to set the easiest cutting speed for exceptionally fine finishes.
Multiple Feed Rates and Inch and Metric Threading Ability
The carriage on the 8K has longitudinal power feeding capabilities with nine to be had feed speeds ranging from 0.003 to 0.0051 inches per revolution. For threading, the gearbox provides 12 different inch-thread settings from 10 to 32 threads per inch and 12 different metric-thread pitches from 0.4 to 3 millimeters.
Other highlights of the 8K include a classically styled long-barrel tailstock, a 4-way tool post, a 3-jaw scroll chuck, and an emergency stop button. The tool also contains high-quality cogged belts for power transmission and reduced vibration.
Dimensions and Weight
This product measures 19 by 40 by 18 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 268 pounds.
About South Bend Lathe
South Bend Lathe Works was once founded in 1906, and within just a quarter of a century it became the largest manufacturer of precision metalworking lathes on this planet, with customers in more than 88 countries. Today, the company is proud to boast that it offers the largest selection of premium-quality manual lathes on this planet. Its product line includes the legendary 10K and Heavy 10 lathes in addition to a broad range of other lathes that cover users of any size up to heavy industrial machine shops.
What&aposs in the Box
One 8K lathe, one 4-inch 3-jaw scroll chuck with back plate and reversible jaws, one toolbox, Morse taper No. 2 and No. 3 carbide-tipped dead centers, one Morse taper spindle sleeve, one set of change gears, one oil gun, one 13-millimeter box end wrench, one 14-millimeter wrench, one 13- and 16-millimeter wrench, and one hex wrench set.
|Features of the 8K lathe include a quick-change gearbox, a 4-way tool post, and a long-barrel tailstock (click each to enlarge).|
Swing over bed: 8-Inch
Distance between centers: 18-Inch
Swing over cross slide: 5-Inch
Swing over saddle: 5-Inch
Cross slide shuttle: 3-1/4-Inch