LE BLOND HEAVY DUTY LATHES

Leblond's second series of RKL lathes features the heavy-duty precision high-speed lathe line.

Built for the heavy-duty projects, we think this lathe will handle your tough jobs.

The RKL 1600 ,1800 and 2000 models feature both a variable speed and a gear-head option.

With the variable speed option or gear-head option LeBlond is the name in manual machine tools for turning applications.  

LeBlond lathes have many options: gear-head and variable speed lathes

LE BLOND LATHES

LE BLOND PRECISION HIGH-SPEED:
HEAVY-DUTY LATHES: Models: 1600 G, 1600V, 1800 G, 1800V, 2000G, 2000V

RKL 1600G is a powerful gear-head lathe

RKL 1600G

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools! Try the LeBlond RKL1600G series lathe with a 16.14″ swing in diameter and 40″ or 60″ distance between centers.

RKL1600G SERIES GEARED HEAD LATHE

HIGH SPEED HEAVY DUTY LATHE

  • 16.14″ SWING
  • 40″ OR 60″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • 12 TURNING SPEED SELECTIONS
  • 10.0 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools! Try the LeBlond RKL1600G series lathe with a 16.14″ swing in diameter and 40″ or 60″ distance between centers.

HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE:

The headstock spindle is machined from forged alloy steel. It is hardened, ground and dynamically balanced.

 

Large through hole with convenient D1-8 cam-lock mount.

 

Special attention was given to lubrication channels providing a constant bath of oil to the supporting high grade two precision tapered roller and one precision ball bearing for long life.

12 SPEED HEADSTOCK:

Wide selection of fixed speeds coupled with a powerful 10.0hp motor to conquer your turning needs.

 

The RKL1600 Series geared head lathe comes standard with 12 speed selections providing high torque up all the way to 1500 RPM.

 

An electronic control panel is conveniently mounted with ON-OFF power indicator light, emergency stop push button, coolant pump switch and spindle jogging push button. Lubrication channels are designed to provide constant headstock gear and bearing lubrication.

WIDE BED WITH ONE PIECE BASE:

One-piece machine floor base is made of solid cast iron.

 

Wide bed design is made of Meehanite casting that is vibration stress relieved. Bed ways are induction hardened to HRC 50 and precision ground. Precision hand scraped bed is designed with a removable gap further expanding swing capabilities. 

 

The proven LeBlond 2V and flat solid bed structure provides rigidity that assures accuracy and maximum stability. Standard large volume removable chip tray makes for easy chip clean out and disposal.

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LeBlond lathes carry the best reputation for over 100 years.

RKL 1600V

RKL 1600V SERIES VARIABLE SPEED HIGH SPEED HEAVY DUTY LATHE

WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL

  • 16.14″ SWING
  • 40″ OR 60″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • THREE INFINITE SPEED RANGES
  • 10 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools! Try the LeBlond RKL1600V series lathe with a 16.14″ swing in diameter and 40″ or 60″ distance between centers.

HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE:

The headstock spindle is machined from forged alloy steel.

It is hardened, ground and dynamically balanced.

Large through hole with convenient D1-8 cam-lock mount.

 

Special attention was given to lubrication channels providing a constant bath of oil to the supporting high grade two precision tapered roller and one precision ball bearing for long life.

VARIABLE SPEED SPINDLE WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL:

Three headstock gear ranges that supply a high torque in low range (25 to 100 RPM), mid-range (75 to 370 RPM) and is high range (360 to 1800RPM).

The electronic control panel is mounted above the headstock provides a RPM LED display, ON-OFF power indicator light, speed control knob, emergency stop push button and spindle jogging push button.

 

The electronic infinitely variable speed is controlled by an AC inverter duty motor. A 1/8HP electric pump provides the headstock with forced pressure lubrication.

WIDE BED WITH ONE PIECE BASE:

One-piece machine floor base is made of solid cast iron.

 

Wide bed design is made of Meehanite casting that is vibration stress relieved. Bed ways are induction hardened to HRC 48-55 and precision ground.

Precision hand scraped bed is designed with a removable gap further expanding swing capabilities.

 

The proven LeBlond 2V and flat solid bed structure provides rigidity that assures accuracy and maximum stability.

 

Standard large volume removable chip tray makes for easy chip clean out and disposal.

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RKL 1800G

RKL1800G SERIES GEARED HEAD

HIGH SPEED HEAVY DUTY LATHE

  • 18″ SWING
  • 40,” 60″ OR 90″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • 12 TURNING SPEED SELECTIONS
  • 12.5 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools!

 

Try the LeBlond RKL1800G series lathe with a 18″ swing in diameter and 40, “60” or 90″ distance between centers.

HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE:

The headstock spindle is machined from forged alloy steel.

 

It is hardened, ground and dynamically balanced.

 

Large through hole with convenient D1-8 cam-lock mount.

 

Special attention was given to lubrication channels providing a constant bath of oil to the supporting high grade two precision tapered roller and one precision ball bearing for long life.

12 SPEED HEADSTOCK:

Wide selection of fixed speeds coupled with a powerful 12.5hp motor to conquer your turning needs. The series RKL1800G series geared head lathe comes standard with 12 speed selections providing high torque up all the way to 1500 RPM. An electronic control panel is conveniently mounted with ON-OFF power indicator light, emergency stop push button, coolant pump switch and spindle jogging push button. Lubrication channels are designed to provide constant headstock gear and bearing lubrication.

WIDE BED WITH ONE PIECE BASE:

One-piece machine floor base is made of solid cast iron. Wide bed design is made of Meehanite casting that is vibration stress relieved.

 

Bed ways are induction hardened to HRC 50 and precision ground. Precision hand scraped bed is designed with a removable gap further expanding swing capabilities.

 

The proven LeBlond 2V and flat solid bed structure provides rigidity that assures accuracy and maximum stability. Standard large volume removable chip tray makes for easy chip clean out and disposal.

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RKL 1800V

RKL 1800V SERIES VARIABLE SPEED LATHE

WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL

HIGH SPEED HEAVY DUTY LATHE

  • 18″ SWING
  • 40,” 60″ OR 90″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • THREE INFINITE SPEED RANGES
  • 12.5 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools!

 

Try the LeBlond RKL1800V series variable speed lathe with electronic control, an 18″ swing in diameter and 40,” 60″ or 90″ distance between centers.

HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE:

The headstock spindle is machined from forged alloy steel.

It is hardened, ground and dynamically balanced.

Large through hole with convenient D1-8 cam-lock mount.

 

Special attention was given to lubrication channels providing a constant bath of oil to the supporting high grade two precision tapered roller and one precision ball bearing for long life.

VARIABLE SPEED SPINDLE WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL:

Three headstock gear ranges that supply a high torque in low range (30 to 100 RPM), mid-range (75 to 370 RPM) and is high range (360 to 1800RPM).

 

The electronic control panel is mounted above the headstock provides a RPM LED display, ON-OFF power indicator light, speed control knob, emergency stop push button and spindle jogging push button.

 

The electronic infinitely variable speed is controlled by an AC inverter duty motor. A 1/4HP electric pump provides the headstock with forced pressure lubrication.

WIDE BED WITH ONE PIECE BASE:

One-piece machine floor base is made of solid cast iron.

Wide bed design is made of Meehanite casting that is vibration stress relieved. Bed ways are induction hardened to HRC 53 and precision ground.

 

Precision hand scraped bed is designed with a removable gap further expanding swing capabilities.

The proven LeBlond 2V and flat solid bed structure provides rigidity that assures accuracy and maximum stability.

 

Standard large volume removable chip tray makes for easy chip clean out and disposal.

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LeBlond RKL 2000G high speed heavy duty variable speed lathe

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RKL 2000G

RKL 2000V SERIES VARIABLE SPEED

WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL

HIGH SPEED HEAVY DUTY LATHE

  • 21″ SWING
  • 40,” 60″ OR 90″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • THREE INFINITE SPEED RANGES
  • 12.5 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools!

 

Try the LeBlond RKL2000V series electronic variable speed lathe with a 21″ swing in diameter and 40,” 60″ or 90″ distance between centers.

HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE:

The headstock spindle is machined from forged alloy steel.

 

It is hardened, ground and dynamically balanced.

 

Large through hole with convenient D1-8 cam-lock mount.

 

Special attention was given to lubrication channels providing a constant bath of oil to the supporting high grade two precision tapered roller and one precision ball bearing for long life.

VARIABLE SPEED SPINDLE WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL:

Three headstock gear ranges that supply a high torque in low range (25 to 100 RPM), mid-range (75 to 370 RPM) and is high range (360 to 1800RPM).

 

The electronic control panel is mounted above the headstock provides an RPM LED display, ON-OFF power indicator light, speed control knob, emergency stop push button and spindle jogging push button.

 

The electronic infinitely variable speed is controlled by an AC inverter duty motor. A 1/8HP electric pump provides the headstock with forced pressure lubrication.

WIDE BED WITH ONE PIECE BASE:

One-piece machine floor base is made of solid cast iron.

 

Wide bed design is made of Meehanite casting that is vibration stress relieved. Bed ways are induction hardened to HRC 48-55 and precision ground.

Precision hand scraped bed is designed with a removable gap further expanding swing capabilities.

 

The proven LeBlond 2V and flat solid bed structure provides rigidity that assures accuracy and maximum stability.

 

Standard large volume removable chip tray makes for easy chip clean out and disposal.

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RKL 2000V is a heavy-duty high-speed variable speed lathe.

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RKL 2000V

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in machine tools!

Try the LeBlond RKL2000G series lathe with a 21″ swing in diameter and 40, “60” or 90″ distance between centers.

 
 
HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE:

The headstock spindle is machined from forged alloy steel.

It is hardened, ground and dynamically balanced.

Large through hole with convenient D1-8 cam-lock mount.

Special attention was given to lubrication channels providing a constant bath of oil to the supporting high grade two precision tapered roller and one precision ball bearing for long life.

12 SPEED HEADSTOCK:

Wide selection of fixed speeds coupled with a powerful 12.5hp motor to conquer your turning needs.

The lathe comes standard with 12 speed selections providing high torque up all the way to 1500 RPM.

An electronic control panel is conveniently mounted with ON-OFF power indicator light, emergency stop push button, coolant pump switch and spindle jogging push button. Lubrication channels are designed to provide constant headstock gear and bearing lubrication.

WIDE BED WITH ONE PIECE BASE:

One-piece machine floor base is made of solid cast iron.

Wide bed design is made of Meehanite casting that is vibration stress relieved. Bed ways are induction hardened to HRC 48-55 and precision ground. Precision hand scraped bed is designed with a removable gap further expanding swing capabilities. The proven LeBlond 2V and flat solid bed structure provides rigidity that assures accuracy and maximum stability. Standard large volume removable chip tray makes for easy chip clean out and disposal.

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