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10" x 22" Metal Lathe with Digital Readout - Craftex - CX-Series

Powered by 1 HP motor, this 10” x 22” metal lathe with digital readout and variable speed control is a reliable workhorse and is able to take jobs requiring a 10" swing, a 1" spindle bore and 21-3/4" distance between centers with ease. It is designed with hardened and precision ground bed, slide ways, oil bath lubricated gears and high quality spindle bearings to ensure smooth and vibration free operation. The variable speed with the combination of belt & gears setting allows user to choose from speeds ranging 50 – 2000 RPM and the four way tool post makes operation fast and efficient.

Like all CX Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp two tone colours, overall heavy duty construction and 3 year warranty. 

Comes with 3 jaw chuck, 4 jaw chuck, face plate, steady rest, follow rest, mt2 centre, mt4 centre, change gears and wrenches.


Emergency Stop

Spindle Forward / Reverse Switch

Digital Spindle RPM Readout for precise cutting

Carriage control for left or right thread cutting

Easy to use carriage controls

Hardened and ground cast iron bed

Lubricated slide ways

Full length Splash Guard

Full Length Chip Tray

Four way tool post to hold the cutting tool

3-Years Warranty



Motor: 1 HP, 110V

Swing Over Bed: 10" (250mm)

Swing Over Cross Slide: 6" (152mm)

Distance Between Centers: 21-3/4" (550mm)

Width of Bed: 5-5/16" (135mm)

Hole Through Spindle: 1" (25mm)

Spindle Nose Taper: MT4

Number of Spindle Speeds: Variable

Range of Spindle Speeds: 50 - 2000 RPM

Number of Metric Threads: 21

Range of Metric Threads: 0.35mm - 3mm

Number of Imperial Threads & Range: 37/8-80 T.P.I

Range of Cross Feed: 0.0014" - 0.004"

Range of Longitudinal Feed: 0.0025" - 0.014"

Tool Post Type: 4 Way

Max. Compound Slide Travel: 3" (80mm)

Max. Cross Slide Travel: 4-1/2" (110mm)

Max. Carriage Travel: 17-3/4" (187mm)

Tailstock Spindle Travel: 3" (76mm)

Taper in Tailstock Spindle: MT2

Overall Dimension of the Lathe: L 45-1/3" x W 22" x H 22"

Weight: 319 lbs (145 kgs)

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  1. Best lathe for my hard earned money

    Best lathe for my hard earned money 5 TB 1st Feb 2015

    Posted by TB on 1st Feb 2015

    I'm semipro and this is the best lathe in its size I could find. I searched and did my research for over 1 year as I was replacing an old Grizzly and took my time on the decision. Very happy with this so far and would recommend if you are looking for a this size of lathe in Canada. Service at BB was top notch as well.

  2. Lots of nice features

    Lots of nice features 4 Sas 18th Oct 2014

    Posted by Sas on 18th Oct 2014

    Light enough to move with 2 people (just barely). The "digital readout" is as mentioned not a DRO but really just a digital tachometer. That said, it's a really nice feature on a variable speed lathe.

    The gearbox on the lead screw can be disconnected in a matter of seconds if you are not using the power feed, which is a nice plus for some users.

    Setup out of the box was just about perfect, it's running well and cutting accurately with no fuss. Nuts and bolts I've checked have been tight. Tailstock is not wobbly at all. Good small lathe.

  3. Does not have a digital read out

    Does not have a digital read out 3 Unknown 22nd Jul 2014

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jul 2014

    This machine does not have a digital read out. A digital read out is a linear scale that is digitally displayed to replace the function of the mircometer dials on the hand wheels.

    The read out in this case only pertains to spindle rpm.