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16″ Metal Lathes

European Built, 3″ Spindle Bore, Center Distances: 40″, 60″ & 80″

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Summit® 16” Precision Metal Lathes have earned a reputation as heavy weights among mid-size lathes. They are ISO compliant, include a wide array of features and accessories as “standard” and offer a variety of built-in safety features. Engineering innovations make the Summit 16” series one of the easiest precision lathes to operate in its class, while producing pinpoint accuracy for the finest finishes. In addition to calculated precision and total control, Summit 16” metal lathes offer the bulk and horsepower necessary to effortlessly take on the heaviest chip loads. Standard on each machine is a quick-change gearbox for cutting inch, metric, module and diametrical pitch threads without change gears.


  • Clutched headstock for more precise control & long lasting reliability
  • All cast iron construction provides solid foundation for vibration absorption and rigidity
  • Hardened & precision ground bedways for long lasting accuracy
  • Quick change gearbox cuts American (inch), metric and module and diametrical pitch threads
  • Rapid traverse on carriage (4 way joystick)
  • 2 Speed tailstock for faster setups
  • Large chrome alloy spindle with big 3″ thru hole for workpiece flexibility
  • Hardened and ground alloy steel gears, shafts and splines for smooth performance & longevity
Included Accessories
  • Thread dial
  • Steady rest
  • Follow rest
  • Coolant system
  • Taper attachment
  • Work light
  • Full-length splash guard
  • 3 jaw chuck
Specifications: 16″ Swing Series
Swing over bed 16″
Swing over cross slide 9.375″
Swing over gap 25.125″
Hole Through Spindle 3″
Spindle speeds (12) 20 – 2000 RPM
Spindle Nose D1-8
Threads per inch – number/range (64) .25 – 60
Metric threads – number/range (64) .5 – 120
Travel spindle barrel 9.5″
Diameter of spindle barrel 3.5″
Tailstock center #5MT
Width of bed 15.75″
Main drive motor 10 HP
Shipping weight (approximate 40″) 6,200 lbs.
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518 N Indiana Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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