South Bend   |  SKU: SB1049  |  Model: SB1049
Heavy 13, 13" x 30" Gearhead Lathe
Price: $11,995.00
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South Bend SB1049 - Heavy 13, 13" x 30" Gearhead Lathe

SKU: SB1049 | Model: SB1049
SKU: SB1049
Model: SB1049
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Built in the South Bend tradition for speed, accuracy, and absolute high quality, the Heavy 13® lathes feature easy-to-use spindle speed controls, conveniently-located control panel, flood coolant system, micrometer stop, feed clutch rod, safety foot brake, safety chuck guard with shut-off microswitch, and a fully-enclosed quick-change gearbox. Also featured on these precision lathes are Japanese spindle bearings, Allen-Bradley® controls, precision hardened and ground gears, and the signature South Bend three V-way bed made with Meehanite® castings. Includes chucks and other accessories to quickly get you up and running.


  • Swing over bed: 13.38"
  • Distance between centers: 30"
  • Swing over cross slide: 8.26"
  • Swing over gap: N/A
  • Cross slide travel: 7"
  • Compound travel: 4"
  • Spindle nose: D1-5
  • Spindle bore: 1.57"
  • Spindle taper: MT #5
  • Spindle speeds: (8), 80-2000 RPM
  • Tailstock taper: MT #3
  • Tailstock travel: 4.5"
  • Tailstock barrel diameter: 1.968"
  • Inch threads: (45) 2 to 72 TPI
  • Metric threads: (39) 0.2 to 14 mm
  • Modular pitches: (18) 0.3 to 3.5 MP
  • Diametral pitches: (21) 8 to 44 DP
  • Longitudinal feed range: 0.002" to 0.067"
  • Cross feed range: 0.001" to 0.034"
  • Spindle motor: 3 HP, TEFC induction
  • Voltage/Amps: 220V, single-phase, 19.45A
  • Coolant motor: 1/8 HP, TEFC induction
  • Approximate shipping weight: 2426 lbs.

    Standard Equipment:

  • 7" 3-Jaw Scroll Chuck D1-5 (Bolt on Jaws)
  • 8" D1-5 4-Jaw Independent Chuck
  • Chuck Safety Guard with Limit Switch
  • Faceplate 10" D1-5
  • Steady Rest
  • Follow Rest
  • Halogen Work Light
  • Coolant System
  • Dead Center MT #3, 2 pcs
  • Spindle Center Sleeve MT #5 - MT #3
  • Micrometer Carriage Stop
  • 4-Way Tool Post
  • Tool Set & Box
  • Level Pads 6 pcs.


  • Three V-way Bed
  • Japanese Spindle Bearings
  • Full Length Splash Guard
  • Operation Manual
  • Allen Bradley Controls
  • Handwheel Safety Guard
  • Sliding Chip Tray
  • Rounded Corner Back Splash
  • Wood Crate
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    1 Customer Review (5 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

    Scott K
    Very, very nice lathe. 10/28/2017

    This is a very nice heavy duty gearhead lathe in a relatively small footprint that comes standard with lots of high-end add-ons, such as steady and follow rests, two chucks, built-in manual carriage oiler, spindle brake, chuck guard, light, and many safety interlocks so take that into account when comparing features. It makes really accurate cuts too - lots of power and super rigid due to the combined stand and upper section castings. It is definitely in a different class than the two-piece stand mount style lathes and a heck of a lot heavier too so lifting/moving this lathe takes a whole different level of moving equipment. Wiring in the control panel was very neat, paint all around was super, and all components were super clean and accurately made. Also, be sure to pre-read the manual for how to lift it (important info in there) and also have extra oil ready for break-in cycle (it came fully filled with oil but the manual says to change the oil after initial spindle and gearbox break-in before placing into service).

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