If you’ve found yourself in search of the next addition to your equipment roster, you’re in the right place. Asset Plant & Machinery is the business putting top quality engineering and metal working equipment in the hands of those who need it all throughout Australia.
A lathe is an essential part of a wide variety of metal working operations. When it comes to being able to cut, sand, face and turn the outputs you need, you want a metal working lathe you can rely on.
Thankfully, if you’re shopping on our website, you can rest assured that every single lathe we offer is of the highest quality. We stock a range of Steel Master metal working solutions that are built to the highest standards of precision and reliability.
From metalworking lathes for smaller workshop set ups, all the way through to large bore lathes and on to toolroom precision lathes. Asset Plant & Machinery can equip your business for anything that needs turning. Working with us, you’ll have the assurance of a warranty, and the support of a team of trained technicians to provide advice and handle servicing.
Key Considerations When Shopping for A Lathe
If you’re buying your first lathe for your manufacturing operation, we do have some advice. A lathe is a versatile bit of equipment that will quickly become indispensable to your operation. But with such a variety of lathes on offer, it’s important that you take the time to understand what you need from your machine.
Consider your workshop space, for instance. The amount of space you have available will dictate. The size of the lathe you can choose. You should always be looking for the biggest lathe that you can fit in your space without it becoming difficult to use. As this will help ensure that you don’t have to worry about asking too much of your lathe as your business grows. Remember, though, you will need better foundations for a bigger lathe – so always take that into account.
If you are new to engineering, you should probably opt for a variable speed lathe. These tend to be quite forgiving to newer users and are a great way to get to grips with what a lathe can do. However, if you’re looking for something more technical, then you should take a look at our large geared lathes. These offer improved and extended features, and they’re easy to use as long as you know what you’re doing!
Finally, don’t forget the price. You already know that every lathe we offer is of the best quality, so don’t worry about opting for the budget-friendly options. Every lathe for sale in Australia in our online store will work great for you, and if you’re still not sure, you can speak to one of our team members to find out more.
What to Look for in a Quality Lathe
Our team is here to help you wrap your head around what you need from your lathe. We can help you understand how to account for variables like:
Maximum working piece lengths
Spindle distance and taper holes
Machining power and torque
The team at Asset Plant & Machinery are here to help you get the metal working equipment you need to power your business. Whether it’s a general-purpose metal working lathe, a precision-controlled CNC lathe or any other plant equipment, we can help you find the perfect solution for you. Look to our range here, and for a variety of other engineering and metal working machinery, look further to our ranges of milling machines, mill drill machines and bandsaws.
Need More Help? Just Get in Touch!
Still not sure? Need some advice purchasing the right lathe for sale on our store? Don’t worry, our team is here to help.
Call today on 1800 511 508 and a member of our team can talk you through your company’s manufacturing requirements, take into account your available space and your budget, and help you find the perfect product. We’re happy to answer any questions you have to make sure you make an informed purchasing decision.
Alternatively, you can get in touch through the contact form on our website. Just tell us your name, your contact details, and a little information about your query and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a metal lathe used for?
A metal lathe is used to work hard materials like metal, other minerals and some plastics to produce machined products. A lathe is a rigid machine tool that works by turning a workpiece and removing excess material with a hardened edge. A metal lathe can be used to produce parts for any variety of parts for industrial products and applications.
How fast does a metal lathe spin?
Many lathes will allow you to vary the spin rate. The appropriate choice for spin rate will most often depend on the material that you’re working with. Balancing the work that you’re putting through your working edge, your workpiece and the spindle is often made much easier by taking the time to research what sorts of speeds are best for the material you’re working with.
Can I use a metal lathe for wood?
In most cases, you can absolutely use a metal lathe to turn wood and produce wooden workpieces. It is important though to understand that the reverse is almost never true. Wood lathes are often simpler constructions that aren’t designed to handle the stresses of turning metal parts.
What does a lathe cost?
Lathes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For industrial manufacturing applications, it isn’t rare to find top quality gear running into the tens of thousands. Though you can also find small bench top lathes built for hobbyists and DIYers that will cost as little as $500.00 AUD. What matters most when shopping for a good price is comparing like for like.