Features of 5100 (most powerful, most low-speed torque, gearless spindle, cam-lock TS, 4" spindle)
Extended bed (16" between centers) for more workspace
Includes DRO readouts on compound rest and cross slide
Metal hand wheels and chrome levers
Includes 0XA wedge-type quick change tool post and five tool holders
The LittleMachineShop.com HiTorque Mini Lathe is the best in its class. It has the most power, most torque, and a longer center distance than other lathes in its class.
This lathe comes equipped with digital readouts on the cross slide and compound rest. The attractive hand wheels are all metal, and the levers are chrome.
The 500 Watt brushless spindle drive motor provides tremendous low-end torque. And you can vary the speed from 50 RPM to 2500 rpm continuously in both directions. There are no gears to shift.
The all steel, wedge-type quick change tool posts accepts turning tools up to 1/2" shank. It comes with five toolholders (for details, see part number 3112).
Real top and bottom half-nuts and a reversible 16 TPI lead screw provide extended threading capability. You can create every American Standard Unified class 2A inch screw thread from 4 to 80 threads per inch, and you can create every American Standard Metric class 6h thread from 0.3 to 8 mm pitch with the extra 21 tooth change gear that is included. Cutting inch threads is made even easier with the factory-installed threading dial.
The lathe includes a chip tray, a backsplash guard, and spreaders to give the feet a broader stance.
The LittleMachineShop.com model 5200 HiTorque Mini Lathe is a version of the SIEG SC3.
*NOTE* We ship machines only to the US and Canada.
Chris' Tips View a comparison of the specifications for our lathes.With this lathe, you can create every American Standard Unified class 2A inch screw thread from 4 to 100 threads per inch, and you can create every American Standard Metric class 6h thread from 0.25 to 8 mm pitch with the extra 21 tooth change gear that is included.
But you can actually do make more thread pitches than that. And, there are more change gear combinations than those shown in the users guide. To see what you can really do, see the Change Gear Calculator.Here are data sheets for the machines that we sell.Here are the user's guides for our machines.
Mini Lathe Users Guide written by Chris Wood
Digital readouts on the compound rest and cross slide
500 Watt output spindle motor
NSK brand Japanese-quality spindle bearings
No gears in spindle drive
Metal hand wheels
E-stop safety power switch
Extended threading capability - inch and metric threads
Rear apron shield to keep swarf out of the mechanism
Cam lock tailstock
Quick change tool post set with five tool holders
Reversible lead screw for right and left hand threads
4" 3-jaw chuck
Swing Over Bed
7" (180 mm)
Swing Over Saddle
4.3" (110 mm)
Distance Between Centers
16.1" (410 mm)
Spindle Through Hole
0.8" (20 mm)
Spindle Motor Output
0.7 hp (500 Watts)
Range of Threads
4-80 TPI (0.3-8 mm)
#3 Morse taper
#2 Morse taper
50 - 2500 RPM
Cross Slide Travel
2.6" (65 mm)
120 V 60 Hz 8 Amps
116 lbs (53 kg)
91 lbs (41 kg)
Overall Dimensions (W x D x H)
31" x 10" x 12" (790 mm x 260 mm x 300 mm)
Crate Dimensions (W x D x H)
35" x 16" x 15" (900 mm x 410 mm x 380 mm)
The HiTorque Mini Lathe with DRO comes with the following:
Mini Lathe Users Guide written by Chris Wood
4" (100 mm) 3-jaw self centering lathe chuck with two sets of jaws and a chuck wrench
A Morse taper #2 dead center for the tailstock
An 11-gear change gear set that includes a 21 tooth gear for accurate metric threading
Two open end wrenches
Four hex (Allen) wrenches
A plastic oil can
These machines ship by truck because they are simply too heavy and bulky for UPS Parcel Service. We normally ship truck orders the day after we receive the order. We add the following shipping cost to your order total:
Other Continental US
Delivery to commercial address
Delivery to school or secured location
Delivery to freight terminal
Delivery to residential address (includes liftgate)
"Far West" refers to ten western states: CA, OR, WA, AZ, NV, ID, UT, NM, CO, WY.
For delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, we will check with several trucking companies to get the best price and then call for your approval before we ship.
For Canadian shipments we will provide an all-inclusive quotation for shipping, brokerage, and taxes. The brokerage fees are $108. The taxes vary by province. If you have a customs broker or want to self-clear customs please let us know.
We ship machines only to the US and Canada.
The shipping charges shown above cover the cost of shipping the machine and anything else that you purchase with it, including a second (and third) machine, up to 700 pounds total.
A "commercial address" has a company name, a public entrance and posted hours of operation. If you do not have a forklift or loading dock at your place of business, you must add the liftgate fee. If you are running a business at your residence without a public entrance and posted company name and hours of operation it is considered a residence and a not commercial address.
Schools, colleges, universities, university hospitals, military bases, government facilities and other secured locations are charged a limited access fee that is included in the amounts in the chart above.
If you choose Terminal Pickup, and there is not a terminal within 30 miles, we will confirm with you that you still want Terminal Pickup.
Liftgate service is included in the residential delivery fee. The trucking company will call you to schedule the delivery.
We offer inside delivery, machine placement and stand assembly services at extra cost:
Gets the machine inside 1 threshold Includes liftgate service
Includes all Inside Deliver services Notification of arrival Move the machine to any room within reason Uncrate the machine Place it on a table or bench Haul away crate and debris
Includes all Machine Placement services Unpack the stand. Assemble the stand Mount machine on the stand
These services do not include bringing the items up any stairs. An elevator is needed. There is no machine testing included. This is only for unpacking and placing the machine. Any clean-up of grease, and such is your responsibility.