Grizzly G4003G - 12" x 36" Gunsmithing Lathe with Stand
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- 6" 3-Jaw chuck with 2 piece reversible jaws
- 8" 4-Jaw Chuck with reversible jaws
- 10" faceplate
- Steady rest with roller tips
- Follow rest with roller tips
- Quick-change tool post with one tool holder
- 2 MT#3 dead centers (1 carbide tipped)
- 1 MT#3 live center
- Set of seven change gears
- 1/2" chuck w/ MT#3 arbor
- High-quality NSK spindle bearings
- Removable gap bed allows turnings up to 17" in diameter
- Nine spindle speeds - ranging from 70 to 1,400 RPM
- Easy-to-use lever controls
- Hardened and ground cast-iron bed
- Cuts 4-112 Standard TPI and 0.2-4.5 Metric
- Full-length splash guard
- Spindle on/off reverse switch on carriage
- Halogen work light
- Ball bearing steady/follow rests
- Outboard end support screws
- Socket for tailstock lock
- Heavy-duty steel stand
- Cast-aluminum gear cover
- D1-5 spindle nose (6 pin)
- 1.57" spindle bore
- Motor: 2 HP, 220V, single-phase, 8.5 Amps, 60 Hz, 1725 RPM
- Swing over bed: 12"
- Swing over gap: 17"
- Swing over cross slide: 7"
- Distance between centers: 36"
- Bed width: 7-1/4"
- Spindle bore: 1.57"
- Spindle nose taper: MT#5
- Spindle nose: D1-5 Camlock
- Cross slide travel: 6-1/4"
- Compound travel: 3-1/4"
- Carriage travel: 30-1/2"
- Tailstock barrel taper: MT#3
- Tailstock barrel travel: 4"
- Number of speeds: 9
- Range of speeds: 70, 200, 220, 270, 360, 600, 800, 1000, 1400 RPM
- Height w/o stand: 23"
- Height w/ stand: 54-1/2"
- Length w/ stand: 61"
- Width of stand: 26"
- Approximate shipping weight: 1330 lbs.
2 Customer Reviews (4.5 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
I have had this lathe since October and have done several small projects on it. It was a bit more difficult to install than the instructions implied. The lathe weighs 1000 pounds and I had no ceiling height to use a forklift, so did it with a shop crane. You need a buddy to help with this. You cannot assemble the base, bolt it to the floor, and then place the lathe on it. You must place the lathe on the loosely assembled base so you can line up the mounting bolts to the holes. Then I found that toe clamping it to the floor was easier to do than marking the holes through the base, moving the machine, and drilling the holes and moving the machine back. There was no room in the pockets provided for the floor bolts. Once leveled, and clamped to the floor at 8 places, this machine is surprisingly accurate. Several things I did not like: Bolts that hold compound are indexed in the cross slide so as to make it impossible to lock it down at 90 degrees. Carriage and cross slide locks are wimpy setscrews, but seem to work minimally. Machine was a bit noisy But is quieting down as it is broken in. There are several chips and scuffs in the paint and labels. Carriage handwheel set screws are in an inconvenient location to set zero. The swinging cover at the spider bolts at rear of spindle is just plain in the way, making indication of long shaft difficult, unless you remove it. Still, I have wanted my own lathe for 40 years, and now I have one, and it is nice to make projects any time I want.
I ordered my Lathe and in less than a week it was delivered. I was actually startled when Fex Ex freight called announced that it would be delivered soon. With the help of some friends and a forklift we set the machine up. The stand leaves much to be desired, in fact I could have built a better one on my worst day. Unless it's properly anchored, the machine can easily tip over causing great injury and damage. If it were 6 inches wider, it would be much safer to handle. I will build a nice solid table with shelves and drawers to store the tooling underneath the machine. The dump will be a nice new home for the stand.
The machine itself is fantastic. It is well built and is of great quality and I'm sure it will hold tight tolerances. The electrical was easy to hook up and it runs smoothly after running it in according to the manual.
If this machine was available without the stand, it would be a fantastic lathe for under $3000.00