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Turnado 280/1500 Engine Lathe


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The machines of the Turnado series are the modern version of the classic lathe. They are characterized by robust construction, a powerful motor and high level of versatility. With the extensive range of standard accessories and options, these machines can be adapted to many production requirements. A modern position indicator is also part of the standard equipment, as is a high-quality quick-change toolholder system. The models in this series have proven themselves many times and have been one of our best-selling conventional lathes for more than 20 years.

  • Classic design with sturdy construction
  • built to last
  • 3-axis position indicator with various turning functions
  • Extensive standard equipment package
Center height 11 in
Workpiece length (max.) 56 in
Turning-Ø over support 14 in
Gap bridge length 7 in
Bed width 14 in
Turning diameter over gap bridge 31 in
In-gap diameter over bed 22 in


Equipment with position indicator


Travel X-axis 12.4 in
Travel Z1-axis 5 in
Swing range of top slide ± 52°


Spindle mount Camlock D1-8
Spindle bore 3.1 in
Spindle taper 7 MT
Spindle speeds (12) 25 – 1.600 rpm


Feed X-axis 0.00079 in/R – 0.02256 in/R
Feed Z-axis 0.00232 in/R – 0.0648 in/R


Threading, metric-stages 47
Threading, metric 0.2 mm – 14 mm
Threading, module-stages 39
Threading, module 0.0039 in – 0.2756 in
Threading, whitworth (60) 2-112 TPI
Threading, diametric (50) 4-112 DP


Tailstock taper 5 MT
Tailstock quill stroke 7 in
Tailstock quill diameter 3 in
Tailstock traverse adjustment ± 0.47 in


Motor rating main drive 7.4 Hp


Overall dimensions (length x width x height)-height 112 in x 46 in x 53 in
Weight 5.214 lbs
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Turnado 280/1500 Engine Lathe