Big Swing Geared Head & Variable Speed Lathes

Machine Information

Summit® Big Swing Geared Head and Variable Speed Lathes (35″, 42″ and 52″) have set a new standard among machining tools in this size range with their unprecedented depth and combination of “standard” features. These lathes are available in stepped speed and variable speed models and in center distances from 60″ to 240″. Summit Big Swing Precision Lathes have 35″ to 52″ swing over the bed and 19.3″ to 37″ swing over the cross slide.

  • Clutched headstock
  • Dynamically balanced anti-friction mounted shafts
  • Forged, chrome alloy spindle with big 6″ thru hole
  • Cast iron construction
  • Induction hardened & precision ground bedways
  • 27.5″ wide fully ribbed closed grain cast bed
  • Quick change gearbox will cut American (inch), Metric and Module threads
  • Rapid traverse on carriage (4 way joystick)
  • 2 speed tailstock