The Model #500 McLean Lathe is a 2-axis production machine, and often dedicated to a long-run part. This can be a turned part or a milled part. Many times the #500 is placed along side a screw machine or a CNC lathe so the operator of the primary machine can do the second operation also. The #500 is available with any two standard slides. The most popular is the Tail Slide and the Rear Slide. This leaves the front open for easier loading. The controller is very easy to use. No cams or tapes, and it's not a computer that requires programming.