The MicroLathe II with the 5C Spindle is a machine you don’t have to baby. It is a rugged and precision machine. The MicroLathe II has a machined, ground and stabilized steel bed. It has 3 sealed ball bearings in its spindle, coupled with a four speed positive vee belt drive. The spindle speeds are set in a geometric progression from 400 to 2000 RPM with a 1750 RPM motor. A precision machine with the capabilities to ‘HOG’ 1/8 inch cuts in mild steel yet ‘Dust’ a few tenths, make the MicroLathe II a very versatile machine.
Some big lathe features include large 0.001 inch graduations on the cross slide dial and adjustable brass gibs providing full compensation for carriage and cross slide wear, it all adds up to the BEST VALUE in small lathes!
Overall working accuracy 0.0005 in.
Max. headstock normality to bed 0.0004 in.
Max. taper bed dovetails over pins 0.0001 in.
Cross slide screw 1/4 – 20
Max. spindle speed recommended 4000 RPM
Length of headstock on ways 3.650 in.
Width of cross slide on carriage 2.000 in.
Maximum bearing runout 0.0002 in.
Max.cross slide normality to bed 0.0004 in.
Cross slide dial graduation 0.001 in.
Carriage travel 0.600 in. per 1 rev. of handwheel.
Pulley type std. 1 5/8 in. bore multi-step 2L belt.
Length of carriage on ways 3.250 in.
Bed dovetails 45 deg.
Max. turning dia. 4.5 in. (extendable to 6.5 in.)
Swing over cross slide 2.375 in.
Overall length of bed 15.5 in.
Overall length of lathe 18.5 in.
Tool bit size standard 1/4 in.
Max Drill chuck capacity 1/2 in.
Distance between centers 8.75 in. (with tailstock).
Carriage travel 8.0 in.
Cross slide travel 1.75 in.
Sealed precision ball bearing
Bearing OD 2.9528 in., ID 1.7717 in.
Spindle nose not threaded
Spindle through hole 1.125 in.
Spindle ID taper 10 deg (20 deg included)
Max. collet diameter 1 1/16 in.
Pulley size 1.625 inch bore.