Engine Lathes &
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Engine Lathe C-Turn Series Features

The C-Turn series manual turning lathes for sale feature hardened, precision-ground guideways, exceptionally low noise, and a universal gearbox. This allows for cutting metric, Whitworth, module, and diametral threads down to the most precise measurements with no need to replace gears. The feed handwheel can be ordered left or right based on the needs of the operator and rapid traverse, standard on 385 & 420 models, can be added as an option to smaller sizes of our new engine lathes.

The C-Turn series precision metal lathes are also available with stepless spindle speed and Constant Surface Speed (CSS) feature up to 3,100 rpm. Offering an optimal structure design, the entire structure of the Engine Lathes C-Turn series conventional engine lathe is carefully designed for maximum stability when performing heavy precision cutting. Its massive bed is a box type construction combined with extra wide bed ways, providing increased rigidity and stability. Manufactured from high quality cast iron, the bed and stand of these industrial lathes are annealed to relieve internal residual stress. The bed ways are high-frequency heat treated and precision ground which can avoid vibration and tool chatter during performance of heavy-duty machining.

Engine Lathe Swing

  • Swing Over the Bed is the max diameter that can be turned with a traditional full bed. KAAST engine lathes are available with 18-60" Swing Over the Bed.
  • Swing Over the Gap is the max diameter that can be turned over the portion of the bed with the gap. Gap beds increase the max turning diameter on a lathe. This is done by limiting the travel of the carriage by ending the ways the carriage travels on 6-12 inches from the chuck. KAAST's engine lathes are available with 25-77" Swing Over the Gap.
  • Swing Over the Carriage is the max diameter that can be turned without running into the carriage. This is most applicable to long workpieces. KAAST lathes are available with 11-43" Swing Over the Carriage.

Headstock and Tailstock

Headstock and tailstock of these turning lathes for sale are constructed from high-quality materials and precision aligned ensuring accurate and reliable machining. The adjustment is smooth and precise to accommodate different workpiece lengths and diameters.

All KAAST C-Turn model manual lathes assure accuracy in the tool holder and the tailstock through smooth movements, locking mechanisms, stout construction and ease of use.

The C-Turn 220 - 750 Manual Lathes are our best conventional engine lathes. It is our aim to offer the best and most precise metal lathes possible for our customers. In order to fulfill this promise, we ourselves have set the very highest demands and apply strict quality control during the entire engine lathe manufacturing process. Before delivery, each machine is subjected to intensive inspections and tests with regard to accuracy, performance, and reliability.

Visit our inventory page to see all in-stock manual engine lathes from KAAST, your reliable metal lathe manufacturer.

KAAST's heavy duty engine lathes are built with precision and designed for maximum accuracy, performance, and reliability.

Engine Lathes Standard Configuration

  • 3-axis digital readout
  • 4-post toolholder
  • 3-jaw chuck
  • Work light
  • Coolant system
  • Backsplash guard
  • Chuck guard
  • Footbrake
  • Tool kit
  • Operation manual

Engine Lathes Optional Configuration

  • Larger bore
  • Spindle motor with extra power
  • 3-jaw chuck (various sizes)
  • 4-jaw chuck (various sizes)
  • Faceplate (various sizes)
  • Follow or steady rest
  • Taper attachment
  • Quick-change toolholder
  • 5-position travel stop
  • Micrometer stop
  • Rapid traverse
  • Infinitely variable speed control and constant cutting speed

Engine Lathes Swing


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Machine Engine Lathes Specs Availability
C-Turn 220/550 17" x 20", 3–Axis DRO, 8" 3-Jaw Chuck, Gap Bed Immediately
C-Turn 220/750 17" x 30", 3–Axis DRO, 8" 3-Jaw Chuck, Gap Bed Immediately
C-Turn 220/1000 17" x 40", 8" 3-Jaw Chuck Immediately
C-Turn 230/1000 18" x 40", 3–Axis DRO, 10" 3-Jaw Chuck, Gap Bed Immediately
C-Turn 270/1000 21" x 40", 3–Axis DRO, 10" 3-Jaw Chuck, Gap Bed Immediately
C-Turn 270/1500 21" x 60", 3–Axis DRO, 10" 3-Jaw Chuck, Gap Bed Immediately
C-Turn 270/2000 21" x 80", 3–Axis DRO
Z-Axis Rapid, Steady-Rest
C-Turn 315/1000 25" x 39", 3–Axis DRO, 12" 3–Jaw Chuck
Z-Axis Rapid, 15Hp Spindle, 4" Bore, Steady-Rest, Follow-Rest
C-Turn 315/2000 25" x 78", 3–Axis DRO
Z-Axis Rapid, Steady-Rest, Taper Attachment
C-Turn 315/3000 25" × 117"
Z-Axis Rapid, 15Hp Spindle, Steady Rest w/Rollers
C-Turn 385/3100 30" x 120", 3-Axis DRO, 12" 3-Jaw Chuck, Gap Bed
Z-Axis Rapid, Steady-Rest
C-Turn 420/1600 33" × 63", 3-Axis DRO, 10" 3-Jaw Chuck
15Hp Spindle

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*The above specifications are subject to change without prior notice. No liability for printing mistakes. Machine may be shown with optional equipment.