17″ Lathe with DRO

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Product Description

Any Sherline lathe can be ordered with a digital readout installed. Special handwheels with built-in encoders are installed in place of the standard handwheels on the crosslide and leadscrew. These handwheels are connected to a display box that translates handwheel rotation into a readout of table position to within .0005″ (or .01 mm). In addition, a constant readout of spindle RPM is displayed. The advantage of a digital readout is that you no longer need to count handwheel rotations when moving distances longer than a single revolution. This helps eliminate math errors. The large, easy-to-read display reads out to 3 and a half decimal places to give accuracy to within .0005″. The display for each axis can be reset to zero at any time with the push of a button.

Backlash values can be set for each axis in the programming so that backlash is electronically eliminated when changing the direction of handwheel rotation. A third axis is available on the display box should you later decide to add a vertical milling column or use it on a Sherline 3-axis mill. The readout can function with inch or metric lathes. In the metric mode, the position reads out to 1/100 of a millimeter.

Standard equipment for the lathe includes:

  • A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller*
  • 2.75″ (70mm) x 6.0″ (152mm) crosslide
  • 24″ (610mm) steel bed that has 17″ (431mm) between centers
  • Special handwheels are supplied with DRO machines. These handwheels can be reset to zero electronically with the push of a button on the DRO display box. Sherline DRO lathes are outfitted with the special DRO 2″ (51mm) handwheels on the leadscrew and crosslide feed screw, and a 2″ (51mm) resettable “zero” handwheel on the tailstock. Each handwheel has laser engraved aluminum handwheel collars
  • Rocker tool post substituted for the standard tool post used on the short-bed lathes
  • 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 manualest

* Not included with lathe without motor and speed control

NOTE: The unit does not translate dimensions from inch to metric. It must be initialized to work with the pitch of the leadscrew to which the handwheel is attached.

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 17.00″ (430 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 32.5″ (826 mm)
Width Overall 8.00″ (267 mm)
Height Overall 8.00″ (216 mm)
Shipping Weight 31 lb. (14.1 kg)
Motor 90 volt DC with electronic speed control that accepts any incoming current from 100VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz.

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

4000 and 4400 Series Manual Lathes

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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
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)
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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

Shipping

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Returns

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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.