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Charter Oak Automation

CNC Controlled Machinery for Industrial and Serious Hobbyists

Charter Oak Automation
340 Quinnipiac Street
Building 19
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 562-0699
support@charteroakautomation.com

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12″ × 24″ Gap-Bed Metal Lathe

Versatility and Precision in a Space-Saving Package

Our 12" × 24" gap-bed lathe packs a lot of features into an ideal form factor for space-constrained workshops. Its envelope is perfect for ordinary jobs, and to handle bigger workpieces the first 7.7" of the bedways can be removed to increase its swing to 17.3". A steady rest and follow rest are included to help stabilize long, flexible workpieces.

Feed gear ratios are selected with a closed-box system using simple dials instead of exposed levers and detent pins, and an on/off and forward/reverse lever is conveniently located right on the carriage. With 40 threads-per-inch settings, 11 metric thread settings, and a four-way tool post, you’ll always have the right cutting option at your fingertips.

Precision ground and hardened bedways yield the accuracy you need, and help improve the longevity of your lathe so you can use it for years to come. The integrated full-length splash guard, chip tray, and storage space in the stand for the array of included accessories all keep your work area tidy so you can spend more time turning.

Specifications

Terms of Sale: 12" × 24" Gap-Bed Lathe
Price (Complete w/ Stand and Accessories): $2,595.00
Warranty: One year
Working Envelope: Imperial
(Approx.)
Metric
Swing over Bed (φ): 12" 305 mm
Swing over Carriage (φ): 6.8" 173 mm
Swing over Gap (φ): 17.3" 440 mm
Length of Gap: 7.7" 195 mm
Width of Ways: 7.1" 182 mm
Total Length of Ways: 35.4" 900 mm
Distance between Centers: 24" 610 mm
Saddle Travel: 20" 510 mm
Cross Travel: 5.9" 150 mm
Compound Travel: 3.5" 90 mm
Barrel Travel: 3.9" 100 mm
Barrel Diameter (φ): 1¼" 32 mm
Spindle Details: Imperial
(Approx.)
Metric
Motor Power: 1.5 HP 1.1 kW
Approx. Min. Feed Rate (per Rev.): 0.0047" 0.12 mm
Approx. Max. Feed Rate (per Rev.): 0.0165" 0.42 mm
Spindle Bore: 1.5" 38 mm
Spindle Taper: MT5
Center Taper: MT3
Total Speeds: 9
Feed Speeds (RPM):
64, 130, 210, 380, 460, 790, 940, 1300, 1500
Min. Speed (RPM): 64
Max. Speed (RPM): 1500
Threading Details:
Inch Thread Settings: 40
Inch Thread Range (TPI): 4 to 112
Metric Thread Settings: 11
Metric Thread Range (mm): 0.25 to 7.5
Dimensions and Weight: Imperial
(Approx.)
Metric
Lathe (L × W × H): 55.9" × 29.5" × 29.9" 1420 × 750 × 760 mm
Left Stand Cabinet (L × W × H): 15.7" × 14.6" × 27.6" 400 × 370 × 700 mm
Right Stand Cabinet (L × W × H): 11.8" × 14.6" × 27.6" 300 × 370 × 700 mm
Lathe Weight: 838-948 lb. 380-430 kg
Stand Weight: 132-143 lb. 60-65 kg
Power Specifications:
Power Requirements: 220V single-phase
Amperage: 7.2 amps
Cycles per Second: 60 Hz
Miscellaneous Specifications:
Tool Holder: Four-way turret tool post
Way Finish: Hardened and ground
Feed Gear Selector: Closed box
On-Carriage Controls: On/off, forward/reverse

Included Accessories

Accessory Imperial Metric
Two-door stand with shelves and chip tray 28" 710 mm
Faceplate 9.6" φ 245 mm φ
4-jaw independent chuck 8" φ 203 mm φ
3-jaw chuck 6" φ 152 mm φ
Extra jaws for outer diameter workholding with the 3-jaw chuck
Steady rest
Follow rest
Toolbox
Hand-held oiler
Accessory adjustment tools (wrenches, hex drivers, etc.)
Instruction manual

Don’t pay extra for the fundamentals. Everything you need for basic turning is included with your lathe, so you can power it up and start working immediately on most common jobs.