Do you have a need to cut grooves, threads, shoulders, or axial holes into round parts, or change their diameter? Put the lathes at Sears think[box] to work.

How to Start

  1. Bring your material and drawings of your project to Sears think[box] and speak with a staff member. They will help you get set up with the equipment, provide instruction, and supervise. Training is not required!
  2. If you would like to get trained and certified to use this equipment without supervision, read the "How to Get Trained and Certified" section on this page.
  3. Please be aware that there are times that the lathes will not be available due to classes. Please call 216.368.4976 to check on availability. 

How to Get Trained and Certified 

  1. To train on the lathes, we advise you first receive training on the drill press [LINK TO 1.4.5]. The training for the drill press covers the fundamentals of machining that you should know before receiving lathe training.
  2. Read the tutorial to familiarize yourself with lathe terminology and fundamentals
  3. After you’ve read the tutorial, schedule a training with a member of the think[box] team.

Materials and Supplies 

Lathes can be used for metal and plastics. If you’re unsure whether the material for your project qualifies, a member of the think[box] team would be happy to advise!

JET Elite E1340VS Technical Information

  • Swing over Bed: 14 inches
  • Swing over Cross Slide: 8.63 inches
  • Distance between Centers: 40 inches
  • Spindle Bore: 1.5 inches
  • Work Holding: 3 and 4 Jaw Chucks, Collet Chuck, Face Plate
  • Main Spindle Motor: 3 horsepower