Item # 32497 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe - 7 Inch x 12 Inch

Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe to turn, chamfer and face your own metal parts at home.
Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe to turn, chamfer and face your own metal parts at home.
Eastwood Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe - 7 Inch x 12 Inch is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14.
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Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe to turn, chamfer and face your own metal parts at home.

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Eastwood Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe - 7 Inch x 12 Inch

Product Overview:

Description

With the Eastwood 7x12 Mini Metal Lathe you can now machine your own parts at home. Easily and accurately turn Steel, Aluminum, Nylon, Delrin, Brass, and Oil Impregnated Bronze with this small benchtop lathe. This machine has a 3/4 HP motor and is capable of taking a .010" cut in steel, allowing you to make real parts for your car project. We even include HSS Cutting tools so you are ready to go out of the box. No hidden costs. We supply the tooling you need to get started, saving you money over the competition!

Features:

  • Home workshop-friendly size
  • Auto-feed and selectable gear train components
  • Inside and outside 3-Jaw Chuck set included
  • Includes HSS Cutting tools
  • 3/4 HP motor

The Eastwood 7” X 12” Mini Lathe is equipped with all the features found on large lathes in a compact, home workshop-friendly size. Auto-feed and selectable gear train components allow complex threading operations with a high degree of precision. The included inside and outside 3-Jaw Chuck set will accommodate a wide range of workpiece configurations for most turning and cutting operations. With a 2.125" swing over the cross slide and 12" between centers, you can work materials up to 4" in diameter by 11" in length easily and comfortably.

Everything You Need To Get Started

When you need to precisely shape and finish metal, this Mini Benchtop Lathe from Eastwood will Do the Job Right. It can make cuts in steel as thin as 0.010 inches while conveniently fitting on your shop table. Use the lathe to make custom fasteners, wheel hubs, discs, toolboxes, mallets and other parts. You can also turn wood on a metal lathe to create table legs and stools.

This 7-inch by 12-inch mini lathe arrives ready to work — just plug it into a 120-volt power current and go. It runs on a variable ¾-horsepower motor with adjustable gibs. A three-jaw chuck set and HSS cutter set provide the basics to get started. If you’re new to this process, we sell several books about basic lathework and general metal machining. Visit the Eastwood Garage or call us seven days a week for additional help. All metal fabrication tools have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

Warranty

1 Year

Specifications

Input Voltage: 120 Volts 60Hz AC
Horsepower: 3/4HP
Swing Over Bed: 7 inches
Distance Between Centers: 12 inches
Swing Over Cross Slide: 2-1/8 inches
Swing Over Saddle: 5 inches
Swing Over Gap: 7 inches
Maximum Tool Bit Size: 5/16 inches
Compound Travel: 2-3/4 inches
Carriage Travel: 10-1/2 inches
Cross Slide Travel: 2-3/4 inches
Spindle Bore: 20 mm
Spindle Size: 3 inches
Spindle Taper: MT#3
Spindle Speeds: Low:0-1100, High:0-2500 RPM
Spindle Type: Intrinsic Back Plate
Spindle Bearings: Ball Bearing
Tailstock Quill Travel: 2-1/2 inches
Tailstock Taper: MT#2
Tailstock Barrel Diameter: 0.870 inches
Range of Inch Threads: 12 - 52 TPI
Range of Metric Threads: 0.4 - 2.0 mm

Shipping

Ships Via Truck

In the Box

Contents

(1) 7” X 12” Lathe
(1) Chuck Key
(1) Hex Wrench Set (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
(1) Oil Container
(1) Open End Wrench (8/10mm)
(1) Open End Wrench (14/17mm)
(1) MT#2 Dead Center
(1) Jaw Set for External Holding
(1) 65 T Plastic Gear
(1) 60 T Plastic Gear
(1) 57 T Plastic Gear
(1) 55 T Plastic Gear
(1) 50 T Plastic Gear
(1) 45 T Plastic Gear
(2) 40 T Plastic Gear
(1) 35 T Plastic Gear
(1) 30 T Plastic Gear
(4) Rubber Feet
(4) M6 Pan Head Screws
(1) Spare Fuse
(1) Tool Holder
(1) HSS Cutter Set (2 pieces)
(1) Chip Tray
(1) Chuck Guard
(1) Eastwood Instruction Manual

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Click here for product instructions

Mini Lathe For Home Machinists Book

Safety Information

Always wear eye and hand protection when working with metal. Keep all body parts away form moving parts of this machine. Please read and fully understand the instruction manual before use.

Application Tips

 

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my shop. Does everything and some Great lathe! Cut true right out of the box! Impressed with its ability, I regularly use it to cut down 316 stainless. Found attachments/upgrades for it very easily
Date published: 2022-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini lathe Packaged well. Shipped fast. Its a very sturdy unit. I recomend this unit if your looking for a smaller machine because of space limits. There are all kinds of up grade parts on the internet also but as it sits for building and making smaller peices its a great unit to purchase.
Date published: 2022-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little lathe at an exceptional price. I bought this same lathe thru another vendor but they are all manufactured by one company in China. It comes in either true inch or metric. Mine is true inch. I have had mine for almost 20 years. Except for having to replace the control circuit board after 8 years, it has performed flawlessly. I have routinely turned projects down to 1/1000 inch accuracy and even one project down to 1/10,000 inch accuracy under magnification. I grind my own HS steel cutting tools and machine mostly aluminum and Lexan. I love the variable speed control. My wife is jealous of the affection I have for this lathe.
Date published: 2022-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this lathe is good quality thank you Eastwood I like my new lathe i have made a lot of stuff for myself and others i would recommend this lathe to a friend
Date published: 2022-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lathe I bought this lathe and it works excellent made a few things on this lot better then my other mini lathe GLAD I BOUGHT IT
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mini lathe I love this tool. This is the first time I work with a tool like that and was able to do a project that I been working on with no problem
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lathe for the Money I bought my lathe recently when Eastwood did a pop-up sale in Cincinnati. I love the late and find it does a good job as long as you don't push it past what it was designed to do. I see questions below and those were the same questions I was asking myself even before the packing grease was removed. I searched around and finally spoke to a tech at Little Machine Shop and he told me that this lathe is a clone of a Sieg lathe so any replacement parts needed are readily available as are accessories like a quick change tool post and 4 jaw chucks as well as a milling attachment and on and on. And if you're interested in pimping your lathe there are even replacement chrome handwheels and knobs
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value Works better than expected for this amount of money.
Date published: 2021-01-19
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Questions & Answers

Can the lath cut threads on pistol and rifle barrels? Thanks Ed

Asked by: Ranger
Yes, this lathe is capable of producing a wide range of threads from 12-52 TPI.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-09-19

Is there a drill chuck available for the tailstock?

Asked by: Mike
We do not offer one currently, but there are others for mini lathes that share compatibility with this unit.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-29

Can you true up a Car rotor about 12" in diameter?

Asked by: Dude
No - that is too large for this lathe.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-29

Are steel gears available ?

Asked by: Kevin
Little Machine Shop sells metal gears and lots of accessories.
Answered by: Rick
Date published: 2022-08-29

What does the lathe weight?

Asked by: desi
This Benchtop Mini Metal Lathe weighs approx. 90lbs
Answered by: Sean H
Date published: 2022-08-23

whats the maximum size part that can fit in the chuck?

Asked by: potter
The largest you could fit in the chuck is about 1.15" diameter. Largest you can fit completely through the spindle and out the back is about 0.80" diameter.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-31

whats the largest steel rod that can be turned?

Asked by: c jones
The largest rod you could fit in the chuck is about 1.15" diameter. Largest you can fit completely through the spindle and out the back is about 0.80" diameter.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-23

What’s the minimum diameter the chuck jaws  go?

Asked by: Crollin
The jaws will close on something extremely small. They nearly close up entirely, and unless you are attempting to machine a 20 gauge wire I don't see this being a concern.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-23
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