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Used Lathes & CNC Lathes

Our vast range of metal-working lathes come in a variety of sizes for the different types of turning work to be done. All used machines stocked by Machine Tool Exchange are refurbished and serviced by our technicians so that our customers receive quality and reliable products.

A Centre Lathe is used to manufacture cylindrical shapes. It can cut steel, bronze, brass, alluminium and plastic by simply adjusting the required speeds and feeds which are situated in the gearbox and feed box on the centre lathe.

The headstock of a centre lathe contains an arrangement of gears. These gears can be changed by means of external levers to alter the speed rotation of the chuck. The chuck is used to hold the material to be machined. Feeds can also be selected from the feed box to activate the speed on the saddle of the lathe in order to cut the length of a shaft.

Solid shafts, pipes, pins, bolts and washers are some of the items that can be machined on a centre lathe. One can engage screw cutting which provides for various pitches to be cut on a shaft. Components made on a centre lathe are used in the mining and automotive industries, for rolls mills in the steel manufacturing industry and also to machine components for machine tools including lathes, milling machines, eccentric presses, ironworkers, rolls for fabrication, boring mills, drilling machines and more. Some of the large centre lathes used in the ship building industry can carry extremely heavy shafts for machining.

  • Centre Lathe

    Breda Centre Lathe 3000mm

    • 3000mm between centres
    • 500mm diameter over bed
    • 700mm diameter in gap
    • 62mm spindle bore diameter
    • 3 jaw chuck
    • 4 jaw chuck
    • Fixed steadies
    • Travelling steady
    • Quick Change Tool Post & 2 holders
  • Colchester Student 1000mm A

    Colchester Student 1000mm Centre Lathe

    • 1000mm between centres
    • 330mm swing over bed
    • 480mm swing in gap
    • 38mm spindle bore
    • 3 Jaw Chuck 200mm with reverse jaw set.
    • 4 Jaw Chuck 200mm
    • Fixed Steady
    • European Type 40 Position Quick Change Tool Post + 4 Holders
    • Easson DRO – 2 Axis
    • Turret tailstock
  • Machine Tool Exchange

    Puma Centre Lathe 2000mm

    • 2000mm between Centres
    • 660mm Diameter over Bed
    • 105mm Spindle Bore  
  • Takisawa Centre Lathe

    Takisawa Centre Lathe 1000mm

    • 1000mm between centres
    • 360mm swing over bed
    • 500mm swing in gap
    • 35mm spindle bore
    • 3 jaw chuck
  • Machine Tool Exchange

    Tovaglieri GTL310 Centre Lathe 2500mm

    • 2500mm Between Centres
    • 630mm Diameter over Bed
    • 58mm Spindle Bore  
  • Turnmaster_Lathe_1000mm_x_360mm

    Turnmaster Centre Lathe 1000mm

    • 1000mm Between centres
    • 360mm Swing over bed
    • 491mm Swing in gap
    • 38mm Spindle bore
    • 3 Jaw Chuck
    • Fixed and travelling steadies
    • European Type 40 Position Quick Change Tool Post + 4 Holders
    • Sino DRO – 2 Axis
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