The model 4500 (4530) lathe is a standard model 4000 (4100) 3.5” x 8” lathe upgraded to include two adjustable “zero” handwheels on the crosslide and leadscrew. (Standard handwheel on tailstock.) The lathe includes the motor and its speed controller, a 2.75" (70mm) x 6.0" (152mm) crosslide, 15" (381mm) steel bed to allow 8" (203mm) between centers, pulleys, belt, faceplate, lathe dog, two dead centers, three hexagonal keys, tool post, sharpened high-speed steel cutting tool, eight-foot, three-wire power cord and instruction booklet. This lathe can turn a part up to 3.5” in diameter over the bed or up to 1.88” over the carriage without riser blocks. With an optional riser block, parts up to 6” in diameter can be turned over the bed. The lathe has 8” of space between centers. The electronic speed control allows continuously variable speed control from 70 to 2800 RPM without belt changes. There is a second pulley position available that offers extra torque at low RPM if needed.
Sherline Products manufactures a complete line of miniature machine tools including a 3.5" x 8" lathe, a 3.5" x 17" lathe and several models of vertical milling machines. there are now cnc-ready versions of each of these lathe and mill models. In addition to lathes, milling machines and accessories, sherline also makes products for other applications such as estimating weight using simple, inexpensive hydraulic scales.