8″ Tabletop Lathe Package C – CNC Ready

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About Sherline CNC-Ready Tabletop Lathes

Our CNC-ready tabletop lathe is perfect for the customer looking for a mini CNC lathe to make small, precision parts. All our lathes are made in the USA, and our customer service is second to none. Although our machines are small, they can produce high-quality precision parts. Our CNC lathe will cut wood and plastic and is rigid and accurate enough to cut aluminum and steel parts. This lathe is a desktop-size machine with full-size machine precision and accuracy.

Sherline CNC-ready lathes have factory-installed stepper motor mounts in place of the handwheels and are ready to apply 23-frame size stepper motors and computer numeric controls (CNC). CNC-Ready lathes are not turn-key machines and cannot be used until stepper motors have been installed. All lathes described as “CNC-ready” have stepper motor mounts but do NOT include stepper motors, computer, or CNC software.

Sherline recommends using dual-shaft stepper motors to apply handwheels to the rear shaft for manual control. With that in mind, handwheels for each axis are included with the machine, although you can’t use them until you install stepper motors. Sherline offers high-quality stepper motors and CNC options.

You can also find several aftermarket suppliers for motors, drivers, and software to complete the CNC system. You supply the 486 processor or, better, computer. See our CNC Dealers page for a list of suppliers and links to their home pages.

Standard equipment for the CNC-Ready 8″ Tabletop Lathe includes:

  • A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller*
  • 2.75″ (70mm) x 6.0″ (152mm) crosslide
  • 15″ (381mm) steel bed to allow 8″ (203mm) between centers
  • Three Standard 1-5/8″ (41mm) laser-engraved aluminum handwheels. Each handwheel has laser-engraved aluminum handwheel collars**
  • Pulleys, drive belt, faceplate, lathe dog, two dead centers, three hexagonal keys, tool post, sharpened high-speed steel cutting tool, eight-foot three-wire power cord, and instruction manual

* Not included with lathe without motor and speed control
**CNC-ready machines cannot be operated manually unless double-shaft stepper motors are installed.

The C Package includes:

  • 2.5″ 3-jaw self-centering chuck
  • 1/4″ tailstock drill chuck w/ key, #0 Morse arbor, #1 Morse arbor with drawbolt
  • Steady rest
  • Live Center
  • Compound Slide
  • Rear Mount Cutoff Tool and Holder
  • 3-pc 1/4″ HSS Cutting Tool Set (LH, RH, Boring)
  • 5/32″ T-driver
  • 3-pc Center Drill Set
  • Sherline Accessories Shop Guide Book
  • Thread Cutting Attachment

Other ordering options:

Similar to the XYZ bases for our mills, you can now order the lathe without the headstock, motor, or speed control. Please see the selections in the drop-down menu above.

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Swing Over Bed 3.50″ (90 mm)
Swing Over Carriage 1.75″ (45 mm)
Distance Between Centers 8.00″ (200 mm)
Hole Through Spindle .405″ (10 mm)
Spindle Nose Thread 3/4″-16 T.P.I.
Spindle Nose Taper #1 Morse
Spindle runout of Morse taper .0005″ or less
Travel of Crosslide 4.25″ (110 mm)
Tailstock Spindle Taper #0 Morse
Protractor Graduations 0° to 45° by 5°
Handwheel Graduations .001″ (.01 mm)
Length Overall 23.5″ (597 mm)
Width Overall 10.5″ (267 mm)

Height Overall 8.5″ (216 mm)
Shipping Weight 24 lb. (10.9 kg
Motor 90 volt DC with electronic speed control that accepts any incoming current from 100VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

Click here for motor specifications

Spindle Speed Range 70-2800 RPM continuously variable by electronic speed control

4000-Series CNC-Ready Lathe

Click on the link for the exploded view of the 4000-Series CNC-Ready Lathe to help identify replacement parts.

If you are still uncertain please call our customer service representatives for help with this item.

Click the P/Ns below to download a zipped version of the IGS 3D CAD file. You will need to extract the zip file before viewing the files.
4000 Series 8″ Lathe CNC-Ready 3D IGS model
You need an IGS viewer to open .igs files. CLICK HERE to download a FREE IGS viewer.

4000 (4100) 4400 (4410)
Swing over bed 3.50″ (90 mm) 3.50″ (90 mm)
Swing over carriage 1.75″ (44.5 mm) 1.75″ (44.5 mm)
Distance between centers 8.00″ (200 mm) 17.00″ (430 mm)
Hole through spindle .405″ (10 mm) .405″ (10 mm)
Spindle nose thread 3/4-16 T.P.I. 3/4-16 T.P.I.
Spindle nose taper #1 Morse #1 Morse
Spindle runout of Morse taper 0005″ or less .0005″ or less
Travel of crosslide 4.25″ (110 mm) 4.25″ (110 mm)
Tailstock spindle taper #0 Morse #0 Morse
Tailstock spindle travel 1.75″ (44.5 mm) 1.75″ (44.5 mm)
Protractor graduations 0° to 45° by 5° 0° to 45° by 5°
Handwheel graduations 001″ (.01 mm) 001″ (.01 mm)
Handwheel type Standard Handwheels Zero Adjustable Handwheels (With the exception of DRO machines which come with DRO handwheels)
Electronically controlled spindle speed range 70 to 2800 RPM 70 to 2800 RPM
Length overall 23″ (584 mm) 32.5″ (826 mm)
Width overall 10.25″ (260 mm) 10.55″ (267 mm)
Height overall 8″ (203 mm) 8.5″ (216 mm)
Shipping weight 24 lb. (10.9 kg) 30 lb. (13.6 kg)
Motor Specs
Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz
Output to motor 90 VDC
Current draw .5 to 15 amps depending on load
No-load output shaft speed 6000 RPM (no pulley)
Click here for more detailed specs
Spindle Specs
Spindle End play (factory
adjustment of preload)
.0002″ (.005 mm) or less, normal pulleys
Runout at nose .0005″ (0.013 mm) or less
Bearings Two 20 mm lifetime lubricated ball bearings with adjustable preload
If you are working with brass or wood, we suggest you use the toggle switch dust cover to protect the life of your motor & speed control.

The MASSO G3 CNC controller, power supply, stepper motors, cable system and optical encoder are sold as a part of our Accu-Pro line of machines and are not available for purchase separately or as an upgrade option to existing machines.