LE BLOND LATHES RKL SERIES

The LeBlond Lathe is a highly respected machine in the machine tool world. Coming from a history that dates back to the 1800's, we love the LeBlond lathe. We rebuild many of them. When it comes time to replace your legacy lathe, take a look at the LE BLOND line. LeBlond has three very powerful lines of their lathes, providing a lathe for every manual application! We are proud to sell the LeBlond manual machine tool lines.

Links to the other LeBlond Lathes are below:

Looking for a larger LE BLOND Lathe?  RKL Heavy Duty Lathes, RKL XL Heavy Duty Lathes, Educational Lathes. 

 
LeBlond Lathes come in many sizes with many different options.

LE BLOND LATHES

LeBlond RKL Manual Lathes

Precision High-speed Lathes. 

 

In the manual machine tool world, LeBlond has over 100-year history of providing manufacturing quality manual machine tools

Looking for an engine lathe?

 

The LeBlond RKL manual lathe line comes in three sizes.

 

The RKL Precision High-speed lathes are built with the quality that we as machine tool rebuilders, like to see. 

 

In addition, their options and features cover all those manufacturers want. 

 

This precision high-speed metal lathe model has swings from 14″ to 21.”

Need more power? Try a RKL heavy-duty engine lathe with swings from 22″ to 40."

The RKL large heavy-duty engine lathes are built to handle the toughest jobs. 

LeBlond champions versatility, as their manual lathes feature either gearhead or variable speed spindles.

 

You choose. We sell, install, support and service our LeBlond sales!

 

Need an educational lathe or a good gunsmith lathe? LeBlond, has you covered with the RKL-1332G.

LeBlond manual lathes make turning easy, providing a lathe for every application.  Give us a call. 

The RKL High Speed Precision Lathes are featured below:

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RKL 1300G

RKL1300G SERIES GEARED HEAD LATHE

HIGH SPEED PRECISION LATHE

  • 14″ SWING
  • 32″, 40″ OR 60″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • 16 TURNING SPEED SELECTIONS
  • 5 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

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

Large through hole with convenient D1-6 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.

16 SPEED HEADSTOCK:

Wide selection of fix speeds coupled with a powerful 5hp motor to conquer your turning needs.

 

The lathe comes standard with 16 speed selections providing high torque up all the way to 2000 RPM.

 

The 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 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 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.

 

Make LeBlond your next choice in a manual machine tool for your turning applications. See the 16" Swing model below:

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RKL 1500G

HIGH SPEED PRECISION INDUSTRIAL LATHE

  • 16″ SWING
  • 40″ OR 60″ BETWEEN CENTERS
  • 16 TURNING SPEED SELECTIONS
  • 7.5 HP
  • 3 PHASE or SINGLE PHASE
  • CUSTOMIZED OPTION CONTENT

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in manual machine tools!

 

Try the LeBlond RKL1500G series lathe with a 16″ 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 D1-6 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.

 
16 SPEED HEADSTOCK:

 

Wide selection of fixed speeds coupled with a powerful 7.5hp motor to conquer your turning needs.

 

The lathe comes standard with 16 speed selections providing high torque up all the way to 2000 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.

LeBlond-RKL1500G high-speed gear-head lathe.

RKL 1700G

HIGH SPEED PRECISION LATHE  GEAR HEAD

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

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in manual machine tools!

 

Try the LeBlond RKL1700G series lathe with a 17″ 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 D1-6 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 7.5hp motor to conquer your turning needs.

 

The lathe comes standard with 12 speed selections providing high torque up all the way to 1800 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 1700V

RKL 1700V SERIES VARIABLE SPEED LATHE

WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL

HIGH SPEED PRECISION LATHE

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

Reliability and performance with a legendary name in manual machine tools! The LeBlond RKL1700V series variable speed industrial lathe with a 17″ 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 D1-6 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 125 RPM), mid-range (125 to 450 RPM) and is high range (450 to 2200RPM).

  • 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

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This powerful RKL-2590GH high speed gear head lathe was placed in Akron, OH

LeBlond Ltd.  LeBlond has been a pillar for manual machine tools for turning since the 1800's & remains so.  Their quality & commitment to the build on their lathes makes them a perfect machine for your shop.  Over the years we have rebuilt countless LeBlond lathes because their quality build allows for the longevity you need when rebuilding.  We know sell LeBlond (pictured above a new LeBlond placed in Akron, OH).