Metal Lathe - 505114

Metal Lathe - 505114

505114 - Axminster Engineer Series SC8-AX2 Metal Lathe, Medium sized bench lathe which has many modern conveniences. Continue reading


  • Model SC8-AX2
  • Size (cm) 150 L x 75 W x 63 H
  • Net Weight (kg) 310 kg
  • Speeds 200 - 4000 rpm
  • Electrical Supply / Power 1 500W (230V)

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Medium sized bench lathe which has many modern conveniences. The bed is made from high tensile cast iron with induction hardened sideways. Power is provided by a 1,500W brushless DC high torque motor, with all functions controlled by a push button panel.

A 150mm 3-jaw self centring chuck is provided, driven by a 54mm diameter spindle supported on adjustable tapered roller bearings with a 25mm through bore. The carriage is powered in both axis, an interlock prevents accidental engagement, plus an overload clutch is fitted to the carriage drive shaft. Selection of either feed speeds or thread pitches is via a simple twin gearbox arrangement, the conversion between metric or imperial threads being just one gear wheel change. There is also a tumbler gear set-up to allow LH threading.

The tailstock has cam locking and spindle taper offset; the tailstock ram leadscrew is very accurately made. All the controls are grouped on the front face of the headstock, with the spindle speed being clearly indicated. A locking "E" stop switch and an interlocked steel chuck guard are included. A 4-way tool post is fitted which will take tooling up to 16mm shank size. This version is built onto the floor stand and is fitted with a 2-axis digital read-out, a built-in coolant system and a work light, resulting in a ready-to-use lathe with the most useful options factory fitted.

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Key Features

  • Medium capacity, high quality lathe suitable for workshop/school use
  • Electronically variable spindle speed range of 100-2,500rpm
  • 1,500W high torque, brushless motor
  • Metric and imperial thread cutting, simple gearbox settings
  • Floor stand, 2-axis DRO, coolant and work light included
  • Full range of accessories available, tooling, steadies
  • Converts to a multi-purpose machine with optional milling attachment

Optional Accessories:

Fixed and travelling steadies, quick change tool post, faceplate, 4-jaw chuck, collet chuck.


View FileMetal Lathe 505114 - Technical Data Sheet

Metal Lathe 505114 - Technical Data Sheet


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Centre Height 140 mm
Cross Slide Travel 155 mm
Distance between centres 750 mm
Max Diameter over bed 280 mm
Warranty 3 years
Spindle Bore 25 mm
Taper Headstock MT4
Taperj Tailstock MT2
Thread Pitch Range 0.25-2.5 mm (14 thrad pitches)
12-96tpi (9 thread pitches)
Top Slide Travel 80 mm

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