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South Bend® quality is built into every one of these fantastic gearhead lathes! Features include electronic variable speed, universal QC gearbox, extra long saddle for stability, pull out chip pan, and of course, a full compliment of standard equipment that includes 3 & 4-jaw chucks, steady & follow rests, micrometer carriage stop and a lot more.

These South Bend EVS lathes are supplied with an adjustable feed rod clutch and stop collar on the feed rod. This is a great safety feature when working close to the chuck. Set the stop collar so the saddle and tool post are positioned at a safe distance from the chuck and tighten the lock screw. Adjust the feed rod clutch to a low setting. If the carriage comes into contact with the collar, the clutch slips, saving your machine from a serious crash.


  • Swing over bed: 14.17"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • Swing over cross slide: 8.375"
  • Swing over gap: 20.98"
  • Cross slide travel: 9.25"
  • Compound slide travel: 5.1"
  • Width of bed: 10.24"
  • Spindle nose: D1-6 camlock
  • Spindle bore: 2.0625"
  • Spindle taper: MT#6
  • Spindle speeds: Variable from 20-2500 RPM
  • Tailstock taper: MT#4
  • Tailstock travel: 6"
  • Tailstock quill diameter: 2.047"
  • Inch thread range: 2-72 TPI (45 changes)
  • Metric thread range: 0.2-14 mm (39 changes)
  • Modular threads: 0.3-3.5 (18 changes)
  • Diametral threads: 8-44 (21 changes)
  • Longitudinal feed range: 0.002-0.067 IPR
  • Cross feed range: 0.001-0.034 IPR
  • Number of feed selections: 45
  • Coolant motor size: 1/8 HP
  • Spindle motor size: 5 HP
  • Voltage: 220V, 3-phase, 60 cycle
  • Machine footprint: 19-1/2" x 82"
  • Working envelope: 55" x 91"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 3058 lbs.

    Standard Equipment:

  • Allen Bradley electrical components
  • Meehanite casting, signature South Bend 3 V-bed
  • 8" 3 jaw scroll chuck w/ D1-6 plate
  • 10" 4 jaw ind. chuck D1-6
  • 12" faceplate
  • Safety chuck guard with microswitch shut-off
  • Steady rest with roller tips
  • Follow rest
  • 4-way tool post
  • Halogen lamp
  • Complete coolant system
  • Micrometer carriage stop
  • Spindle sleeve MT#6/MT#4
  • Two MT#4 Dead centers
  • Threading dial indicator
  • Leveling pads - 8 pcs.
  • NSK or NTN Japanese spindle bearings
  • Full length splash guard
  • Front removable sliding chip tray
  • Tool set and box
  • Operation manual and parts list
  • Yaskawa G7A23P7 inverter

    Optional Accessories:

  • Taper attachment (unmounted)
  • Collet attachment 5-C, quick change (unmounted) Model SB1268
  • Backplate
  • Quick change tool post system (see Tooling section)
  • Precision 5-C collets - set of 8 (1/8" - 1", in 1/8" increments) Model SB1279
  • Quick change tool post system (see Tooling section)
  • 5C collets
  • Drill chucks
  • Reviews

    1 Customer Review (5 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

    Anthony W
    Very Happy with the quality of this machine 01/26/2017 1:38:11 PM

    I could not be happier with this machine. The variable speed is such a time saver. The speed and power of this lathe is far superior to the belt driven lathes I have owned. The gear box shifts very easily as does the high and low spindle speeds. The painted surfaces are beautifully finished with a durable paint finish. Expect to spend 10 hours getting all of the shipping coating from the machine. I used Kerosene and it work pretty well.