RKL1500G Series Geared Head High Speed Precision Lathe

  • 16″ Swing
  • 40″ Or 60″ Between Centers
  • 16 Turning Speed Selections
  • 7.5 Hp
  • 3 Phase Or Single Phase
  • Customized Option Content
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Reliability and performance with a legendary name in 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.

  • Main Drive Motor: 7.5HP
  • Electrics: 230V/3PH/60HZ (other voltages available)
  • Coolant System with Electric Pump
  • Chuck Guard w/ Operator Safety Interlock
  • Removable Front Chip Pan
  • Lockable Main Disconnect Switch
  • LED Work Light
  • Leveling Pads (Qty. 6)
  • Operation Manual & Parts List
  • Full Length Splash Guard
  • Safety Red Spindle Brake Pedal
  • Tool Box & Tools
  • Steady Rest with Roller Jaws, 0.4″-5.5″ (10-140mm) Capacity
  • Follow Rest with Roller Jaws, 0.6″-3.0″ (16-75mm) Capacity
  • Telescopic Taper Attachment
  • 4-Way Quick Turn Tool Post
  • Face Plate (12″)
  • Safety Red Spindle Brake Pedal
  • Full Length Splash Guard
  • Dead Center (Qty 2)
  • Spindle Center Sleeve: MT6 X MT4 (Qty 1)
  • Adjustable Apron Infeed Overload Safety Clutch
CAPACITY Swing Over Bed 16.14″
Distance Between Centers 40″ / 60″
Swing Over Cross Slide 10.3″
Swing in Gap 22.95″
Cross Slide Travel 8.6″
Top Slide Travel 4.92″
Carriage Width 16.22″
Carriage Length 20.19″
Bed Width 10.236″
HEADSTOCK Spindle Nose D1-6
Spindle Bore 2.066″
Spindle Taper MT 6
16 Speed Spindle Range (RPM): 40 – 2000
THREADS Inch Threads (45) 2 to 72 TPI
Metric Threads (39) 0.2 to 14 MM
Modular Threads (18) 0.3 to 3.5
Diametral Threads (21) 8 to 44
Lead Screw Diameter 1.25″
Lead Screw Pitch 4 TPI
FEEDS Longitudinal Feed 0.002 to 0.067 IPR
Cross Feed 0.001 to 0.034 IPR
TAILSTOCK Quill Diameter 2.047″
Quill Travel 6.0″
Quill Inside Taper MT 4
ELECTRICS Spindle Motor HP 5.0 / 7.5
Voltage 230V / 3PH/ 60Hz*
Coolant Motor 1/8 HP
WEIGHT Approximate Weight (lbs) 3090 / 3310
Approximate Shipping Weight (lbs.) 3350 / 3660
SHIPPING SKID Width x Height 45″ x 75″
Length 90″ / 110″
Newall Digital Readout System (Installed)

This system is designed to measure the linear movement of machine axes, typically the X and Z ones, to provide faster, more accurate and more consistent readings and eliminate the need for manual calculations.

5C Front D1-6 Mounted Handwheel Collet Closer

Consists of a collet chuck, drawtube and handwheel that work together to clamp and hold the workpiece in place on smaller machines. The collet closer is designed to fit onto the lathe machine’s D1-6 spindle nose to provide a high level of accuracy and repeatability.

5C Round Collet Set, 1/16” 1-1/16” (1/16”) 17pc

A set of collets using the imperial system to hold and clamp workpieces. This set offers a wide range of collet sizes to accommodate a variety of workpiece sizes and shapes.

5C Round Collet Set, 3mm 27 (1mm), 25pc

A set of collets using the metric system to hold and clamp workpieces. This set offers a wide range of collet sizes to accommodate a variety of workpiece sizes and shapes.

CXA Series Tool Post with 4 Holders

A tool post mounts on the lathe’s compound rest and includes four holders (turning & facing holder; a boring, turning & facing holder; a boring bar holder and a universal parting blade holder). Recommended for a lathe swing between 13-18.”

4MT Super Precision Live Center

Consists of a rotating center mounted on a spindle for smaller machines. Fits into the tailstock to reduce deflection, reduce vibration and improve chip removal for overall accuracy during cutting.

4MT Keyless Drill Chuck & Arbor

A tool that securely holds cutting tools without the need for a key. Connects to the lathe via a 4 Morse Taper arbor, facilitating precise drilling operations.

8″ 3‐Jaw SETRITE Chuck with D1‐6 Adapter Plate

Consists of three jaws that are adjusted using a chuck key and allow the chuck to be easily attached and removed from the machine. Typically used to hold cylindrical workpieces on smaller machines.

10″ 4‐Jaw Independent Chuck, D1‐6 Mount

A 10″ 4-Jaw Independent Chuck where each jaw is individually adjustable, allowing a square component to be perfectly centered for maximum gripping force.

RKL Series Lathe Specifications Overview

Additional information

Center Distance

40", 60"