The RKL-1300 Series is LeBlond’s smallest lathe and differs from a mini or desktop lathe, the smallest of which this post details.
LeBlond RKL Series Metal Lathe: Gearhead or EVS?
You want to buy a metal lathe: gearhead or EVS?
What Are Lathe Uses?
Discover lathe uses. Also, learn about the differences between gearhead and variable speed lathes and the history of this machine tool.
VIDEO: What Are the Differences Between a LeBlond Variable Speed & Gearhead Lathe?
Debating whether to go with a LeBlond variable speed or gearhead lathe? Check out this video that spells out the differences.
Metal Lathe: History of the Regal and RKL
A look at the history behind LeBlond’s historic Regal and its current RKL metal lathe.
LeBlond is Heavy Duty into Holiday Lathe Generosity
Don’t miss LeBlond’s current holiday promotion and the opportunity to save up to 15% off or as much as $9,600 off list price on a heavy-duty manual lathe.
Metal Lathe: RKL vs. Regal, Variable Speed
RKL 1340V, 1560V and 1960V … the “V” stands for variable as in variable speed, the primary difference between LeBlond’s historic Regal lathe and the company’s current RKL metal lathe models.
Metal Lathe: RKL vs. Regal, Design
The design of LeBlond’s current RKL metal lathe sets it apart from its forefather — the classic Regal.
VIDEO: Cutting Metric Threads
Check out the video in this post that details how to cut metric threads on a LeBlond RKL Series manual lathe.