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Sold: South Bend "Heavy Ten" 5-inch Toolroom lathe


SOUTH BEND "Heavy Ten" Toolroom lathe.

4.5-inch centre height. This is the heavily-built big brother of the South Bend 9-inch (that Boxford copied and never equaled). It is the desirable model with under-slung motor and two speed countershaft housed in the stand and the 1” collet capacity mandrel which will allow for 1 3/8” material to pass through. This machine dates from WW2. I have owned and regularly used this machine for over 40 years and am very attached to it but was seduced by a gorgeous Colchester Student . . . lathe . . .


1HP single phase motor with original Westinghouse reversing drum switch.

Two speed countershaft plus three speed pulleys on the headstock plus back gear give 12 speeds.

6” 4 jaw chuck and spare back plate to mount a 3 jaw.

Full gear box for imperial threads and feeds with tumbler reverse.

Power feeds to both carriage and cross slide.

Thread dial indicator.

American toolpost and four way toolpost.

Travelling steady.

Taper turning attachment.

Home-made coolant system

Home-made filing rest. Allows for squares, hexes etc to be filed if you don’t have a milling machine.

Headstock sleeve adaptor with centre.

2 MT tailstock with 2 MT Jacobs chuck.

Original period copy of “How to Run a Lathe” published by Southbend, full of specific and general information.

Some tools and accessories.


I may be able deliver by arrangement on a mileage basis or https://www.palletline.co.uk/ offer a good deal.


12” FOUR JAW CHUCK, British made but no actual makers name. Jaws slightly chipped but nothing serious. £125

VERTICAL MILLING SLIDE 4” travel, no makers name. £60



Asking price: 
United Kingdom
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