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South Bend Lathe Works was founded in 1906 by the O'Brien twin brothers after they graduated from Purdue University in Indiana. Within just a quarter of a century, South Bend Lathe Works became the largest manufacturer of precision metalworking lathes in the world with customers in more than 88 countries, and machines which were used in every type of industry including schools, home workshops and large manufacturers. A couple of very famous customers included Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Our largest customers are the US Navy and Army as well as many departments of our Government. The passion which the O'Brien brothers had when they founded South Bend Lathes continues today and we are proud to boast that we have the largest selection of premium quality manual lathes in the world. Utilizing Meehanite bed castings, Allen Bradley controls, German and Japanese precision made bearings, we make sure that no aspect of the quality is compromised.
South Bend Precision Lathe SB1007 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 10.75" Swing Over Bed 
  • Distance Between Centers 30" 
  • 60 Hz with Inverter 
  • 622 lbs 
$8,625.00
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 6" x 18" Surface Grinder SB1029 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 6" x 18"
  • Longitudinal travel: 19-1/4"
  • Cross travel: 9-7/16"
  • Motor size: 1.5 HP, 3-Phase
$9,560.00
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South Bend EVS Heavy Duty Gear Head Lathe SB1051  at Elite Metal Tools
  • 13" x 40"
  • Three V-way
  • 4-Way Tool Post
  • 10" Face Plate
$21,150.00
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South Bend Heavy Duty Gear Head Lathe SB1050 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 13" x 40" 
  • Allen-Badley Controls
  • Three way bed
  • Spindle center sleeve MT #5 - MT #3
$16,225.00
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South Bend Heavy Duty Gear Head Lathe SB1049 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 13" x 30"
  • 8 Speed Toolroom Lathe
  • Micrometer Carriage Stop
  • Three V-way Bed
$16,350.00
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South Bend Super Precision EVS Threading Collet Lathe SB1008 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 18" Distance Between Centers 
  • 11" Swing Over Bed
  • Variable Spindle Speed 
  • 3HP Motor 
$28,200.00
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South Bend 16" x 40" Gearhead Lathe with DRO SB1054F at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 16.14"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • Voltage/Amps: 440V, 3-phase 
  • 3417 lbs
$22,230.00
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South Bend 14" x 40" 16 Speed Lathe SB1039 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 14.17"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • Voltage: 220V, 3-phase, 60 cycle
  • 2684 lbs
$16,995.00
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South Bend Variable Speed Vertical Mill SB1024 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 9" x 42"
  • Cross Travel: 13"
  • Vertical Travel: 16"
  • Quill Travel: 5"
$12,135.00
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South Bend Vertical Mill SB1026 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 9" x 42"
  • Cross Travel: 13"
  • Quill Travel: 5"
  • Vertical Travel: 16"
$11,850.00
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South Bend Super Precision Threading Collet Lathe SB1009 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Touch Screen DRO 
  • Variable Speed Carriage & Cross Slide 
  • 11" Swing Over Bed 
  • 18" Distance Between Centers 
$32,590.00
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South Bend Vertical Mill SB1028F at Elite Metal Tools
  • 10" x 54" 220V
  • 3-Phase EVS Vertical Mill 
  • Fagor DRO
  • High-Quality, Low-Vibration AEVF Spindle Motor
$22,899.00
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South Bend Vertical Mill SB1024F  at Elite Metal Tools
  • 9" x 42"
  • Fagor DRO
  • Chromed Steel Quill
  • Cross Table Travel: 13"
$14,160.00
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South Bend 14" x 40" Variable Speed Toolroom Lathe SB1013 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 14.17"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • 440V, 3-phase, 60 cycle
  • 3232 lbs
$19,867.00
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South Bend 16" x 40" 3-phase EVS Toolroom Lathe SB1037 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 16.14"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • Voltage/Amps: 220V, 3-phase, 60 cycles
  • 3344 lbs
$21,630.00
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South Bend 18" x 60" 3-phase EVS Toolroom Lathe SB1036 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 18.1"
  • Distance between centers: 60"
  • Voltage 440V, 3-phase, 60 HZ
  • 6500 lbs
$41,340.96
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South Bend 14" x 40" Gearhead Lathe SB1053 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 14.17"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • Voltage/Amps: 220V, 3-phase
  • 3307 lbs
$18,550.00
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South Bend 18" x 40" Turn-Nado Gearhead Lathe with DRO SB1056F at Elite Metal Tools
  • Swing over bed: 18.11"
  • Distance between centers: 40"
  • Voltage/Amps: 440V, 3-phase
  • 5181 lbs
$32,283.66
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South Bend Variable Speed Toolroom Lathe SB1012 at Elite Metal Tools
  • Distance Between Centers 40" 
  • Swing Over Bed 14.17" 
  • 6" Barrel Travel 
  • Digital Speed Readout 
$19,962.00
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South Bend Vertical Mill SB1025 at Elite Metal Tools
  • 9" x 42"
  • 220V
  • Cross travel: 13"
  • Quill travel: 5"
$12,135.00
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