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
- 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!
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Read the tutorial to familiarize yourself with lathe terminology and fundamentals.
- 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