17″ Benchtop Lathe – Package B

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About Sherline Benchtop Lathes

Our benchtop lathe has 17″ between centers compared to 8″ between centers on our tabletop lathe. Many machinists find the extra space between centers handy when working with a part held in a chuck and a larger tailstock chuck with a long drill bit in place. The combination of chucks, parts, and drill can eat up much of the available center-to-center distance, and a little extra capacity is often appreciated. The differences between the two lathe models are the additional 9″ of center distance and the addition of the zero adjustable handwheels and a rocker toolpost, making this lathe a good value for the extra cost.

Like our 8″ tabletop lathe, the 17″ benchtop lathe can turn a part up to 3.5″ in diameter over the bed or up to 1.88″ over the carriage without riser blocks. With an optional riser block, parts up to 6″ in diameter can be turned over the bed. The electronic speed control allows continuously variable speed control from 70 to 2,800 RPM without belt changes. A second pulley position is available that offers extra torque at low RPM if needed.

Our benchtop lathe is perfect for the customer looking for a mini 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 17″ benchtop lathe will not only cut wood and plastic but is also rigid and accurate enough to cut aluminum and steel parts. This mini lathe is a desktop-size machine with full-size machine precision and accuracy.

Standard equipment for the 4400 (4410 metric) 17″ Benchtop 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
  • 2.5″ (63mm) resettable, zero adjustable handwheel on the leadscrew, a 2″ (51mm) resettable, zero adjustable handwheel on the crosslide feed screw, and a 2″ (51mm) resettable, zero adjustable 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 tabletop 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 manual

* Not included with lathe without motor and speed control

The B Package include:

  • 3.1″ 3-jaw self-centering chuck
  • 3/8″ tailstock drill chuck w/ key, #0 Morse arbor, #1 Morse arbor with drawbolt
  • Steady rest
  • Live Center
  • 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

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

4400-Series Manual Lathe

Click on the link for the exploded view of the 4400-Series Manual 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.
4400 Series 17″ Lathe 3D IGS model
4400 Series 17″ Lathe w/1041 3-Jaw Chuck 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)
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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
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.