HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe, LED Mirror Display 

HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe, LED Mirror Display
  • All the Features of the HiTorque 5100 (brushless motor, gearless spindle drive, extended bed, etc.)
  • LED display with illuminated controls and integrated spindle speed readout
  • 2-Axis Bluetooth DRO (w/tablet) on ways and cross feed, DRO readouts on tailstock and compound
  • Aluminum hand wheels and chrome levers
  • 0XA wedge-type quick change tool post and five tool holders
Part Number: 7450
Weight: 145 lb

Price: $2,299.00

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The HiTorque 7450 Mini Lathe is the best in its class. It has the most power, the most torque, the most features and upgrades, and the longest bed in its class. It is also proof that all lathes are not the same.

Most noticeable is the LED mirror display which clearly and elegantly organizes the key controls for the lathe. All controls are Illuminated, and it includes a start/stop button, a spindle direction button and emergency power (E-stop) switch. A variable speed control knob allows accurate control of spindle speeds, while an integrated spindle speed display clearly displays the speed.

The 7450 lathe also comes equipped with a 2-axis tablet display DRO connected via Bluetooth to magnetic scales on the longitudinal and cross feeds. It also has 2 digital readouts on the compound rest and tailstock. The DRO system measures in increments .0002" and comes factory installed on the lathe.

A 500-Watt brushless spindle drive motor and belt drive provides tremendous power and low-end torque. There are NO gears to shift, so no gears to break. The drive allows for spindle speeds from 100 to 2500 RPM continuously in both directions. NSK brand Japanese-quality spindle bearings ensure smooth and quiet operation.

Standard on the lathe is an all steel, wedge-type quick change tool post which accepts turning tools up to 1/2" shank. Five toolholders are also included for the most common tools and tasks. The lathe also comes with a 4" Sanou lathe chuck, a Morse taper #2 dead center for the tailstock, and an 11-gear change gear set that includes a 21-tooth gear for accurate metric threading. For more details, see the Contents tab.

Real top and bottom half-nuts with a 16 TPI lead screw and a factory-installed threading dial 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.

The 7x16 lathe includes attractive aluminum hand wheels and chrome levers. A backsplash guard and deluxe chip tray with rubber feet give a broader and more secure stance.

The model 7450 HiTorque Mini Lathe is a version of the SIEG SC2.

*NOTE* We ship machines only to the US and Canada.

Chris Chris' Tips

Take a look at the HiTorque 7450 mini lathe in action.

View a comparison of the specifications for our lathes.

See what the difference is between the SIEG drive system and the HiTorque drive system.

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 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.

Why our mini lathes have plastic change gears

First, a couple of notes:

  • Our HiTorque machines do not have the plastic gears that break. When you read about mini lathes and mini mills breaking plastic gears, the vast majority of cases involve the two-speed gears inside the head. HiTorque machines, with the brushless DC drive, have a belt directly from the motor to the spindle. No gears at all in the spindle drive.
  • Our larger HiTorque bench lathes have no plastic gear at all. Every gear is metal. HiTorque mini lathes do have ABS plastic change gears. Here are the reasons:

  • Plastic gears are quieter than metal gears. Metal change gears raise the sound level to an objectional level.
  • Plastic gears are appropriate to this application. They work fine and when you crash your lathe, they provide an inexpensive, easy to replace “mechanical fuse”.
  • Plastic gears are more economical. We choose not to charge extra for a basically worthless feature.
If you prefer metal change gears, we sell a Metal Change Gear Set.

Here are the user's guides for our machines.

  • LED display with illuminated controls and integrated spindle speed readout
  • Factory installed 2-axis DRO with 7" Android tablet readout on cariage and cross feed
  • Digital readouts on the compound rest and tailstock quill
  • 500 Watt output spindle motor
  • Japanese quality bearings (NSK or equivalent)
  • No gears in spindle drive
  • Aluminum hand wheels
  • Chrome levers
  • Cam lock tailstock with DRO
  • E-stop safety power switch
  • Extended threading capability - inch and metric threads
  • Integrated Threading dial
  • Reversible lead screw for right and left hand threads
  • 0XA wedge-type Quick change tool post set with five tool holders
  • 4" 3-jaw SANOU chuck
  • Rear apron shield to keep swarf out of the mechanism
  • Heavy duty chip tray with wide stance rubber feet for added stability
  • Mini Lathe Users Guide
Swing Over Bed 7.1" (180 mm)
Swing Over Saddle 4.3" (110 mm)
Distance Between Centers 16" (410 mm)
Cross Slide Travel 2.6" (65 mm)
Spindle Through Hole 0.8" (20 mm)
Spindle Taper #3 Morse taper
Tailstock Taper #2 Morse taper
Range of Threads 4-80 TPI; 0.3-8.0 mm
Spindle Motor Output 0.67 hp (500 Watts)
Spindle Speed 100 - 2500 RPM
Power Requirements 120 V 60 Hz 8 Amps
Machine Weight 108 lbs (49 kg)
Crated Weight 143 lbs (65 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) 36" x 17" x 18" (920 mm x 440 mm x 465 mm)
"HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe Shown with Accessories
"HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe Alternate View
"HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe Alternate View
"HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe Alternate View
"HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe Rear View
"HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe Control Panel

The HiTorque 7x16 Deluxe Mini Lathe, Mirror Display 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
  • Quick change tool post with five tool holders
  • 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
  • Convenient tool box to hold accessories

These machines ship by freight truck because they are simply too heavy and bulky for UPS Parcel Service. If your location will be difficult for larger truck/Semi-trailer, please let us know.

We normally ship truck orders a day or two after we receive the order. For local orders transportation usually takes no more than a day or two. For orders going across county or over water the transportation time can be up to a week or longer.

We add the following shipping cost to your order total:

We ship machines only to the US and Canada.


Freight Terminal (pick-up)

  • Within 50 miles / 1 hour of travel
  • Note: Not all terminals allow pickup
$99 $179

Commercial Address (inc. Limited Access Sites)

  • Set hours / No delivery appointment
  • Includes limited access (e.g. Schools, Military, Gov. Bldgs)
  • DOES NOT include liftgage service**
$99 $199

**Liftgate: Add liftgate if forklift or loading dock is not available onsite.

  + $50

Residential Address

  • Includes delivery appointment and liftgage
  • for ALL Residential businesses or limited access facilities (e.g. schools) requiring appointment or liftgage
$99 $249


*Local refers to the parts of Southern California served by Hollywood Delivery Service.

**Liftgate service is included in local delivery and residential delivery. A loading dock or forklift is assumed in commercial deliveries. If these are not available, please add this extra service.


Additional Notes

  • Contact and delivery. Ensure you choose the correct type of delivery, have a dedicated contact person/number, and are ready on day of delivery. Freight companies charge an additional fee if delivery exceeds 30 minutes.
  • Only one shipping charge for entire pallet (up to 700 pounds total). The shipping charges shown above cover the cost of shipping the machine and anything else that you purchase with it, including a second machine, stand, tooling, and accessories.
  • A "commercial address" has a sign with company name, a public entrance and posted hours of operation. 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.
  • A "limited access" designation is required for "Secured Locations" (schools, colleges, universities, university hospitals, military bases, government facilities, etc). Please provide accurate details on delivery in special instructions.
  • "Terminal Pickup" allows for pickup at local terminal. If there is not a terminal within 50 miles (or 1 hour), we will confirm with you that you still want Terminal Pickup. Terminals tend to be near highways (usually miltiple intersecting) and industrial centers. Only certain terminals allow pick-up.
  • "Residential delivery" does not include moving machine into home/garage/workshop or any setup. Delivery is to start of driveway on the street that the delivery truck can access. (See inside delivery below.)


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.


Canadian Shipments

Truck Freight shipping to Canada involves 3 distinct charges in addition to the product costs. (All amounts are in US Dollars, see the current mid-market exchange rate.)

  1. Canadian Provincial Taxes (GST, PST, HST) depending on which province the shipment is going to. This will be 5% - 15% added to total sales amount depending on province (Canadian Sales Tax).
  2. Hemisphere Customs Brokerage which handles all customs clearance requirements. This is a flat fee of $108 on any shipment.
  3. Truck Freight from Southern California to destination in Canada. This is generally $300-$500 for residential liftgate delivery and appointment for single machine + tooling orders. Delivery to a terminal for pick-up or a commercial location with loading capabilities can reduce this cost substantially.



To get a quotation that includes the shipping costs, add the products you want to the shopping cart and continue the checkout process until you reach the Payment page. On the Payment page, select the Quotation option. We will add the shipping costs and return a complete quotation to you within one business day.


Inside Delivery

For many years we have offered INSIDE DELIVERY for an added charge (as set by freight carriers). Unfortunately, most carriers have stopped this practice for liability, cost, or other reasons and we can no longer reliably offer it. If you really need Inside Delivery, please give us a call and we can try to help with your specific situation. Our recommendation however has always been to call some friends or find someone local. Saves some money and lets you meet the neighbors.... 

Alternatively, companies like Navis Pack & Ship ( or similar may be able to help you pack up a machine, or move it into your home/shop.