RKL2000V Series Variable Speed Lathe with Electronic Control

  • 21″ Swing
  • 40,” 60″ Or 90″ Between Centers
  • Three Infinite Speed Ranges
  • 12.5 Hp
  • 3  Phase
  • Customized Option Content
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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 SPVariable 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.

  • Main Drive Motor: 12.5 hp
  • Electrics: 480V/3PH/60HZ (other voltages available)
  • Coolant System with Electric Pump
  • Chuck Guard with Operator Safety Interlock
  • Removable Front Chip Pan
  • Lockable Main Disconnect Switch
  • Adjustable Apron Infeed Overload Safety Clutch
  • LED Work Light
  • Leveling Pads
  • Operation Manual & Parts List
  • Tool Box & Tools
  • Steady Rest w/ Roller Jaws, 1.6″~8.7″ (40~220mm) Capacity
  • Follow Rest w/ Roller Jaws, 0.6″~3.3″ (16~85mm) Capacity
  • Telescopic Taper Attachment
  • 4-Way Quick Turn Tool Post
  • Face Plate, 14″
  • Safety Red Spindle Brake Pedal
  • Full Length Splash Guard
  • Safety Red Spindle Brake Pedal
  • Dead Center (Qty 2)
  • Spindle Center Sleeve: MT5 (Qty 1)
CAPACITY Swing Over Bed 21.34″
Distance Between Centers 40″ / 60″ / 83.46″
Swing Over Cross Slide 15.23″
Swing in Gap 28.74″
Cross Slide Travel 11.81″
Top Slide Travel 5.9″
Bed Width 12.5″
HEADSTOCK Spindle Nose D1-8
Spindle Bore 3.149″
Spindle Taper Adapter MT 5
12 Speed Selections(RPM): 25 – 1800
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 0.0015 to 0.04 IPR
Cross Feed 0.00075 to 0.02 IPR
TAILSTOCK Quill Diameter 2.322″
Quill Travel 5.0″
Quill Inside Taper MT 4
ELECTRICS Spindle Motor HP 12.5 HP
Voltage 480V / 3PH/ 60Hz*
Coolant Motor 1/8 HP
WEIGHT Approximate Weight (lbs) 4080 / 4410 / 5290
Approximate Shipping Weight (lbs.) 4520 / 4960 / 5950
SHIPPING SKID Width x Height 45″ x 75″
Length 95″ / 115″ / 146″
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 D1-8 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 D1-8 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.

CA 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 14-20.”

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.

12″ 3‐Jaw SETRITE Chuck with D1‐8 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 via a D1-8 adapter plate.

12″ 4‐Jaw Independent Chuck, D1‐8 Mount

A 12″ 4-Jaw Independent Chuck where each jaw is individually adjustable, allowing a square component to be perfectly centered for maximum gripping force with a D1-8 Mount.

RKL Series Lathe Specifications Overview

Additional information

Center Distance

40", 60", 90"