Hobby or entry-level machinists will not want to pass up this versatile machine. Great for turning, cutting threads, drilling and milling small projects, this combo lathe is packed with extra add-ons like a 4-way turret tool post, 9-1/2-inch faceplate, 4-inch 3-jaw chuck, and a built-in rotating vise. Features a 16-1/2-inch swing over bed, 11-1/2-inch swing over saddle, 19-3/16-inch distance between centers, 3/4-inch spindle bore, and MT #3 tapers.
The longitudinal hand crank allows you to manually move the carriage along the lead screw in the same manner as the power feed. The graduated dial on the hand crank shaft moves independently from the hand crank and can be “zeroed” when the cutting tool touches the workpiece, allowing you to keep track of the location and movement of the tool. The M1018 also features a manual cross slide hand-wheel with graduated dial and a compound slide which can be adjusted to any angle and move linearly along that angle.
A turret tool post is included with the Model M1018. This tool post will hold up to four 1⁄2-inch tools. Having multiple tools installed in the tool post saves time by allowing you to simply loosen the lock lever and rotate to the next tool. A spring loaded catch in the tool post helps you rotate the turret 90-degrees at a time. However, the tool post can be properly secured at any rotational point by locking down the lever.