Are Leblond lathes any good?

Are Leblond lathes any good?

Its a good quality lathe but nothing like an old Southbend . I can tell you Leblond makes good lathes I have worked with them in the past. But obviously the condition of a used lathe can vary greatly. Leblond made good machines.

Where is the serial number on a Leblond lathe?

There are two areas to find the serial number on your machine and three locations for the drain plugs in the headstock, gear box and apron, respectively. If you have an older LeBlond, the serial number locations are identical.

Where are Leblond lathes made?

Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

What is Leblond?

French: variant of Blond (‘blond’, ‘fair’), with the definite article le.

How much does a Leblond Lathe weight?

Additional information

Swing over bed 13.5″
Phase 3
Cycles 50/60
Approximate overall size 70″ x 33″ x 51″ high
Approximate weight 2,000 lbs.

How much does a lathe weigh?

A “regular” lathe usually weighs somewhere around 1500-3500 pounds, and a large, heavy duty lathe can weigh several tons. If that’s not enough information for you, I’ll give you some examples of manual lathes along with how much they weigh.

Why is it called engine lathe?

Engine lathe is the most common type of lathe machine for general-purpose metal cutting. In earlier days, this type of lathe was originally developed for machine engine blocks and driven by the steam engine and hence it was called engine lathe.

Why lathe is not a machine?

Traditionally it is also believed that operation on lathe is mandatory for making any mechanical product even for making another machine tool. Due to its extreme capability, people associated with metal-working field love to designate lathe as a machine tool. Therefore, lathe is not a machine; it is a machine tool.