New single phase lathes
We have a selection of single phase lathes and bench type single phase lathes for the small or home workshop. These machines are of a high quality and deliver the same value and performance as our bigger three phase tool room and production lathes and come with guarantees for peace of mind. All of our single phase lathes are easy to operate and compact in design. We sell, service and guarantee our single phase lathes in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. Looking for a used lathe? Click here.
New! Single phase lathe features
- 6 month guarantee
- Fixed and traveling steadies
- 3 and 4 jaw chucks, faceplate supplied
- Quick change Tool post
- Coolant pump
- High accuracy turning
- Everything you need to start, out of the box
What are single phase lathes?
In a single phase lathe, the electrics and motor are designed for single phase or 220 to 240 volt operation. When a single phase lathe is used metal is removed from the workpiece using a hardened cutting tool, which is usually fixed to a solid moveable mounting, either a tool-post or a turret, which is then moved against the workpiece using handwheels and/or computer controlled motors. These (cutting) tools come in a wide range of sizes and shapes depending upon their application. Some common styles are diamond, round, square and triangular.
The tool-post is operated by lead-screws that can accurately position the tool in a variety of planes. The tool-post may be driven manually or automatically to produce the roughing and finishing cuts required to turn the workpiece to the desired shape and dimensions, or for cutting threads, worm gears, etc. Cutting fluid may also be pumped to the cutting site to provide cooling, lubrication and clearing of swarf from the workpiece. Some single phase lathes may be operated under control of a computer for mass production of parts.
The workpiece may be supported between a pair of points called centres, or it may be bolted to a faceplate or held in a chuck. A chuck has movable jaws that can grip the workpiece securely.