Grizzly   |  Model: G0768Z
8" x 16" Variable-Speed Lathe with DRO
Price: $1,525.00
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Grizzly G0768Z - 8" x 16" Variable-Speed Lathe with DRO

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This 8" x 16" Variable-Speed Lathe is perfect for a sturdy workbench or as a stand-alone unit when mounted on the T26599 Optional Stand. Features variable-speed spindle with high/low speed ranges, convenient quick-lock tailstock, reverse feed for cutting left-hand threads, and a great selection of included standard equipment.


  • Swing over: bed 8-1/4", cross slide 4-5/8"
  • Distance between centers: 15-3/4"
  • Spindle: bore 0.787" (20mm), taper MT#3
  • Motor: 600W (3/4 HP), 110V, DC, 10A
  • Spindle speed ranges: Low 50-1000, High 100-2000 RPM
  • Travel: compound rest 2-1/8", cross slide 3"
  • Tailstock: quill travel 2", taper MT#2
  • Feed speeds: (3) 0.0037"-0.0071"/rev
  • Inch threads: (15) 9-44 TPI
  • Metric threads: (12) 0.4-3.0mm
  • Cuts LH threads
  • Footprint: 31-1/2" x 10-1/2"
  • Overall size: 36" W x 16" D x 14" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 166 lbs.

Standard Equipment:

  • 4" 3-Jaw and 4-jaw chucks
  • 6-3/4" Faceplate
  • Steady rest & follow rest
  • 4-Way turret tool post (3/8" max tool size)
  • MT#2 & MT#3 dead centers
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The Lathe is everything I was looking for. The size and options were worth the every penny. 7/20/2018

I paid for it to be delivered. But, opted to pick it up in Minnesota, at the shipping warehouse. This worked out GREAT. The weather at the time was stormy. At the warehouse, the shipping company loaded it for me in my van, with a fork lift. The Lathe came packed in a wooden crate on a skid. (Nice job packing) The Bench was also very well packaged. Assembly was easy and Lathe was put to use the next day. We were looking at the mini lathe originally, around $550. But the features and usability of the larger lathe with DRO, was a much better option. I have purchased other Grizzly products in the past and have been Very Satisfied. I alway recommend Grizzly products to friends and others looking for tools.

Anonymous Reviewer

I was highly pleased with all aspects of the purchase of the Grizzley G0768 lathe. I had a couple of problems initially and Grizzley support was outstanding. All problems were cleared up promptly.

Anonymous Reviewer
Can't live without DRO 1/4/2018

I chose this lathe specifically for the DRO and have no regrets, the measurements are spot on, I was marking up all my pieces until I realized I never used the marks because the measurements were never off, the one criticism I do have is that it always defaults to metric, it needs a way to remember last setting so I don't have to change to imperial every time I turn it on.

Dan J

Perfect size for my home shop. Made a few parts on it in the first week. DRO is a great feature and this lathe is a great price for the features.
I also received it in less than a week from ordering!

wayne J

Great machine. Someone finally built the perfect size lathe. Changing out the tool post is a must.

Helmut K
Very nice lathe 11/25/2017

Very nice lathe!!!. Bought this one because of the size/weight for mobility reasons, so that 2 adults can carry it around. Pretty robust for a mini late - and I appreciate the metal gears.

Anonymous Reviewer
Wonderful 11/15/2017

Being recently retire, money is on my mind. This lathe provides what I need and more, at a cost that fits my budget. My friends love it and so do I, and so will you.

Anonymous Reviewer
Love This Machine 11/9/2017

Very happy with my purchase. Wanted to wait until having several hours of hard work on this lathe before writing the review. I'm not a total newby, but not overly experienced either but this machine is much more capable than my skills and will allow me to grow into the hobby. Had a smaller one that didn't have all the features and was disappointed after a couple of years. This one on the other hand is well built, loaded with features and provides the ability to expand and learn. Really nice to have the included four jaw chuck that allows for turning squared off stock. The digital readout is very helpful, tool rest is sturdy, and I don't hesitate to recommend this machine to anyone.

GOOD 10/25/2017


Timothy B
Love it! 9/17/2017

This was a move up from a Harbor Freight mini lathe and was it a huge jump! Very well made and finished out. Calibration setup was spot on. It was even easy to clean up. I have the stand on order for it now and it should complete my upgrade. Well worth the three month wait!

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