A compact benchtop lathe with big lathe features, this heavy-duty South Bend 8K™ will surpass the expectations of the most demanding jeweler, as well as the person making small parts or using this lathe for a hobby.
Weighing in at a hefty 268 lbs., this lathe has a D1-3 camlock mount with a variable speed feature that allows the changing of speeds simply by turning the speed knob. Threads both inch and metric, and includes a threading dial indicator as well as the change gears.
High quality cogged belts are used for power transmission and reduced vibration. Hardened and ground South Bend signature V-Ways for a precise and long life of the lathe bed.
South Bend Lathe Works was founded in 1906 by the O'Brien twin brothers after they graduated from Purdue University in Indiana.
Within just a quarter of a century, South Bend Lathe Works became the largest manufacturer of precision metalworking lathes in the world with customers in more than 88 countries, and machines which were used in every type of industry including schools, home workshops and large manufacturers. A couple of very famous customers included Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Our largest customers are the US Navy and Army as well as many departments of our Government.