LeBlond’s RKL-1332 lathe for education is powerful and petite, blending a high-performance industrial base with the cost-effectiveness and a small footprint. This makes it an ideal lathe to teach students the finer points of machine tools.
Our RKL-1332 lathe for education features:
- 31.5” (812.8mm) Center Distance
- 14.17” (359.918mm) Swing over Bed
- 2.066” (53.34mm) Spindle Bore
The RKL-1332 lathe for education has monster power but not a monster footprint:
- The machine weighs 2,866 pounds (1300 kg)
- The footprint is 60” x 99” (Width x Length; 1500 x 2510mm)
Our Lathe for Education Has Multiple Spindle Options
The machine is offered as a Gearhead or Electronic Variable Speed. See this post if you would like more information on the difference between these spindle options.
This Beast Has Some Bite
The RKL-1332 offers the following:
- Powerful 5 HP motor
- 16 speed selections
- 40-2000RPM (Geared Head); 25-2500RPM (Electronic Variable Speed)
It possesses the merits of a full-sized lathe with the budget-conscious price tag and small footprint of a machine that will fit a classroom, small machine shop or a hobbyist’s garage.
LeBlond Lathe for Education Electrics
The RKL-1332 lathe for education can be wired for 230V or 480V. Other voltages and single phase are available.
RKL-1332 Educational Lathe Standard Features
The RKL-1332 comes loaded with the following standard accessories:
- Lockable Main Disconnect Switch
- Manual Chuck Guard w/ Operator Safety Interlock
- LED Work Light
- Coolant System (⅛ HP motor)
- 12” Face Plate
- Steady Rest w/ Roller Jaws, 0.4”-5.5” (10-140mm)
- Follow Rest w/ Roller Jaws, 0.6”-3.0 (16-75mm)
- And more!
Not Just for a Classroom
The RKL-1332 is not just for schools. It is ideal for a machine shops or anyone who requires power with a small footprint. For example, the RKL-1332 is an ideal lathe for gunsmithing. For more information, see this post and this one.
Interested in receiving more information on the RKL-1332, or another LeBlond or K.O. Lee machine? Please visit our home page or call (888) 532-5663 and dial extension 2 for New Machine Sales. We look forward to hearing from you!
I’d kill for one of these lathes, but no hope.
Just one point
The specifications show
5 inch / 812mm centre distance.
I think that should be more like 32 inch centre distance ?
Cheers, Peter Bready
Hello Peter, thank you for your comment. You are correct. There were errors in the center distance and swing numbers when this post was first published. The post has been corrected. LeBlond apologizes for the initial inaccurate information. We do offer financing for all our machines. You might want to contact a LeBlond Sales Engineer and look into this. All our machines are within reach!