Press Release Summary:
Combination Rotor and Drum Brake Lathe, model EEBR312A, is suited for high-volume repair shops that recondition brake drums and disc brake rotors. Powered by 1 hp motor mated to variable speed gear box and hand wheel controls, product employs twin cutter tool that reconditions both brake rotor surfaces simultaneously. Features include hardened-chrome spindle, floating shaft, heavy-duty iron mainframe construction, and Positive-Rake tool bits.
Original Press Release:
New Snap-On High Performance Combination Brake Lathe
New EEBR312A is the versatile OEM-quality solution for rotors and drums on vehicles up to one ton KENOSHA, Wis., July 29, 2004-Snap-on Tools Company has introduced the top-of-the-line Combination Rotor and Drum Brake Lathe (EEBR312A) for high volume repair shops that recondition brake drums and disc brake rotors. Designed for quick set ups, the high performance brake lathe provides the correct finish for today's composite brake materials to comply with OEM specifications for both drums and discs from passenger cars through medium duty trucks. The Snap-on Combination Rotor and Drum Brake Lathe features a massive hardened-chrome spindle in a proven design, a floating shaft that runs in oil-fed bronze bushings and is endorsed by major OEMs. Built for years of trouble-free operation, a heavy-duty iron mainframe construction offers both durability and superior vibration damping. Setting a higher standard in rotor surface finish, the unit is equipped with Positive-Rake tool bits and is capable of delivering a deeper rough-cut and quicker finish-cut than its Negative-Rake equipped competitors. The Snap-on Combination Rotor and Drum Brake Lathe is powered by a one-horsepower motor mated to a variable speed gear box and hand wheel controls for easy adjustment of rough cut/finish cut settings. The tool is designed to service rotors and drums without lengthy changeover procedures between the two settings. The twin cutter tool reconditions both brake rotor surfaces simultaneously. The tool is adjustable with a micrometer dial and ensures accurate parallel cuts for finishing to stringent OEM requirements. A clear, plastic shield provides safety during use. The Snap-on Combination Rotor and Drum Brake Lathe is available in two complete packages (EEBR310ABP, EEBR310ADP) that include a heavy-duty workbench with a tool board, chip funnel, bucket and a range of adapters. Both packages include adapter sets that accommodate hubbed and hubless rotors and drums. The EEBR310ABP package services passenger cars and most light trucks up to one-half ton. The EEBR310ADP package handles most passenger cars and light trucks up to one ton. Both packages utilize the standard one-inch arbor with a 100-pound weight capacity. With the optional outboard support and 1.875-inch arbor, the EEBR312A can service drums and rotors up to a maximum weight of 600 pounds. Many optional adapter kits are available to expand the lathe's capability in servicing medium-duty trucks. Technicians and customers can find out more about the Snap-on® Combination Rotor and Drum Brake Lathe by contacting their local Snap-on representative or calling toll free 877-SNAPON-2 (877-762-7662). Snap-on Tools Company is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand and power tools, diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchisee dealer van, distributor channels and company direct sales, including snapon.com. Founded in 1920, Snap-on Tools is a $2+ billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis., and employs approximately 12,700 worldwide.