Heavy-Duty Metalworking Lathe employs single-phase electrics.

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Along with 14 x 40 in. capacity, GRIP-1440HD features 3 hp, single-phase motor and operates from 230 V single-phase power. Bed is reinforced for maximum rigidity, castings are aged to minimize distortion, and V and flat ways are induction hardened and precision ground. Weighing 2,650 lb, machine also incorporates splash lubrication system and 12-speed gearbox in addition to safety foot brake, steady and follow rests, worklight, T-Slot compound, and complete coolant system.



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KBC Releases Heavy Duty Lathe with Single Phase Electrics!



With the release of a new master catalog and an ongoing 45th Anniversary celebration, 2010 has been a big year for KBC Tools & Machinery. It's only natural then that the company is announcing another big addition to its roster of metalworking machinery. With an impressive 14" X 40" capacity - a rarity in a single phase, 3 horsepower machine - the new Brand KBC GRIP-1440HD Heavy-Duty Lathe is just the type of feature-rich precision toolroom machine that metalworking shops all over North America have come to expect from KBC.

The GRIP-1440HD boasts a variety of outstanding features. If you've ever been forced to buy an expensive rotary phase converter just to get your lathe up and running, you'll appreciate the fact that KBC's new machine includes a 3HP single phase motor. All you need to do is supply 230V single phase power from your panel and you're good to go.

We all know that the words high and quality get paired up and thrown around an awful lot these days, but in the case of the GRIP-1440HD they really do belong together! This is a machine designed to meet and exceed the most demanding user expectations. The lathe bed is heavily reinforced for maximum rigidity, castings are properly aged to minimize any distortion, and the V and flat ways are induction hardened and precision ground. In addition, rubber wipers on both ends of the apron slide assembly keep chips from getting in between the slide and the bed ways. Weighing in at 2,650 lbs., the new machine also includes a safety foot brake, steady and follow rests, full length rear splash guard, worklight, T-Slot compound, and a complete coolant system as standard equipment.

And it's flexible, too. The compound slide has an easy to read satin chrome dial with both inch and metric graduations, allowing you to work with whatever your parts drawing call for. For those who appreciate how seemingly small shortcuts can add up to large productivity gains over the course of a year, the GRIP-1440HD's standard toolpost can be easily removed and replaced with any quick change toolpost system. The machine is also available with either a FAGOR or NEWALL Digital Readout already installed, further increasing precision, saving time and reducing costly mistakes.

Toss in a splash lubrication system and smooth-shifting, 12-speed gearbox and you've got the recipe for years of high-performance metal cutting. See the GRIP-1440HD Heavy-Duty Lathe specifications below or visit the KBC Tools machinery website at www.kbctoolsandmachinery.com for more information. To speak with a KBC sales team member, call toll free at 1-800-521-1740.

GRIP-1440HD 14" X 40" Heavy Duty Lathe Specifications:

Swing Over Bed 14"
Swing Over Cross Slide 8-5/8"
Swing Through Gap 20"
Distance Between Centers 40"
Spindle Mount / Bore D1-4 / 1-1/2"
Spindle No. / Speeds (12) 40-1800
Inch Threads (40) 4-112 T.P.I.
Metric Threads (22) 0.45-7.5mm
Tailstock Spindle Travel 4-3/4"
Taper in Tailstock Spindle MT-3
Main Motor 3 HP, 230V / 1 PH
Net Weight 2,650 lbs.
Shipping Weight 2,950 lbs.

ESTABLISHED IN 1965, KBC TOOLS INC. HAS BEEN PROVIDING THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY WITH THE BEST TOOLS AT THE BEST PRICES FOR OVER 45 YEARS. KBC IS ONE OF THE LEADING METAL CUTTING TOOL & MACHINERY CATALOG HOUSES IN NORTH AMERICA, WITH 5 LOCATIONS COMPLETE WITH SHOWROOMS IN THE USA: (2 IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL; ST. CHARLES, MO; FULLERTON, CA), AND 3 IN CANADA (MISSISSAUGA, ON; OLDCASTLE, ON; DELTA, BC).

FOR THE KBC LOCATION CLOSEST TO YOU CALL 1-800-521-1740, FAX (24/7) AT 1-800-322-4292, DROP INTO YOUR LOCAL SHOWROOM, OR CHECK US OUT AT www.KBCTOOLS.COM.

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