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The 8L CNC Lathe Is The Ideal Fit For Small Shops

Capable, affordable, and easy-to-use, the 8L lathe is designed for prototyping and light production.

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8L CNC Lathe Entry Package

ENTRY PACKAGE

  • ✔  Base 8L CNC lathe
  • ✔  Free software updates for life
  • ✔  PathPilot CNC controller
  • LCD screen, mouse and keyboard
  • Lathe stand
  • Lathe tool kit
  • Lathe tool holder kit
  • Coolant system

$8,510

Payments as low as $180/mo.

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8L CNC Lathe Deluxe Package

DELUXE PACKAGE

  • ✔  Base 8L CNC lathe
  • ✔  Free software updates for life
  • ✔  PathPilot CNC controller
  • ✔  LCD screen, mouse and keyboard
  • ✔  Lathe stand
  • ✔  Lathe tool kit
  • ✔  Lathe tool holder kit
  • Coolant system

$11,293

Payments as low as $239/mo.

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8L CNC Lathe Premium Package

PREMIUM PACKAGE

  • ✔  Base 8L CNC lathe
  • ✔  Free software updates for life
  • ✔  PathPilot operator console
  • ✔  Mouse and keyboard
  • ✔  Lathe stand
  • ✔  Lathe tool kit
  • ✔  Lathe tool holder kit
  • ✔  Coolant system

$12,162

Payments as low as $257/mo.

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CRAFTED WITH A FOCUS ON SPECIALIZED MANUFACTURING AND PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT

The 8L lathe offers an affordable and capable turnkey solution that brings lathe application needs in-house, ensuring smoother project progression without compromising quality.

FAQs FOR THE 8L CNC LATHE

Are you interested in learning more about the capable 8L lathe? Then be sure to watch our 8L FAQs video that answers many common questions, including setting up a project, additional 8L accessories, and the easy-to-use free PathPilot® open-source software.

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The New 8L Lathe from Tormach

EASY-TO-USE LATHE WITH PROTOTYPING POWER

Are you considering adding turning capabilities to your workshop, be it in your garage, lab, or classroom? The 8L offers an easy-to-use and affordable lathe, that runs on single-phase power, enabling users of any level to swiftly craft parts without requiring extensive CNC training.

The 8L enables entrepreneurs to develop prototypes internally, protecting inventive concepts from external outsourcing. R&D engineers can accelerate concept development by supervising all phases of prototype refinement. With our user-friendly PathPilot® software, novices in lathe machining can smoothly progress to CNC modes, experiencing a shorter learning curve for a more manageable learning journey.

THE 8L LATHE CAPABLY HANDLES A VARIETY OF MATERIALS

From tough titanium to softer aluminum or plastics, the Tormach 8L lathe effortlessly transforms various materials into dream-worthy parts. An affordable workhorse, perfect for compact spaces, it operates on single-phase household power, arriving fully assembled in the base model enclosure.

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PathPilot interface

EASY-TO-USE PATHPILOT CONTROL SOFTWARE

PathPilot® is the exclusive CNC controller of Tormach and is included on all machines for free. PathPilot features easy-to-use conversational software that allows you to edit programs on the fly. You can sharpen your programming skills on the PathPilot HUB, which allows you to test out PathPilot online. Learn how to program and create usable G-Code. Log in today to create your free membership.

UPGRADE TO THE PATHPILOT OPERATOR CONSOLE

Now available in the 8L premium package for an additional $1,795, our comprehensive PathPilot Operator Console offers you additional features for enhanced 8L CNC lathe operation. It features integrated hardware knobs for feed and speed adjustments, along with a durable handheld jog pendant for accurate manual machine positioning.

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CUSTOMER PROJECTS

Chris Zajic snow globe

Check out this great Forum Post from Chris Zajic on his Snow Globe project.

Lane Burkhardt Projects

Check out Lane Burkhardt's Instagram page for great 8L projects and videos.

How is an instrument maker using the 8L CNC lathe?

"I was worried about how rigid the 8L was going to be, and how it was going to cut. On a 0.050” cut at 2,500 RPM, I had a pretty nice finish just for roughing, but when I got it set up for finishing, it was like a freaking mirror! I have to say, the finish that I’m getting on the 8L is outstanding."
— Jeff Gittleson, Long Island Brass Co.

INSTRUMENT MAKER USES 8L CNC LATHE TO BUILD HIS BUSINESS

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Spindle

Spindle Power:1.5 hp (1.11 kW)

Spindle Speed: 180 to 5,000 rpm

Through Spindle Bore: 1 in.(26 mm)

Spindle Nose: 5C

Control

Standard Feature: Rigid Tapping

Standard Feature: Single Point Threading

Tail Stock

Taper: MT2

Diameter: 0.9 in.(22 mm)

Travel: 2.2 in.(55 mm)

Travels

X-Axis: 4.5 in.(114 mm)

Z-Axis: 10 in.(254 mm) with tailstock

Motion

X- and Z-Axis Maximum Feed Rate: 150 IPM (3.8 m/min)

Axis Drivers (X ,Z): High-Performance, Polyphase Stepper, Motors with Leadshine®, Microstepping Drivers

Power

Power Requirements: Single-Phase 115 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 15A breaker

Machine Specifications

Table Length × Width: 7.5 in. × 4 in.(191 mm × 102 mm)

Machine Footprint: 50in. x 26in.(1.2m x .7m)

Typical System Weight: 838 lb.(380 kg)

Maximum Swing Over Bed: 8 in.(200 mm)

Maximum Swing Over Carriage: 4 in.(100 mm)

Overall System Height: 52 in.(1.3 m)

Accessories

Available Accessories:

  • Quick Change Tool Post (Standard)
  • Full Enclosure (Standard)

PATHPILOT® Controller

Features:

  • User-friendly design
  • Support for up to four axis continuous machining
  • Intuitive conversational programming
  • Usable G-Code Memory: Brix Controller: 80 GB / PathPilot OperatorConsole: 40 GB
  • Built-in Dropbox™ support for seamlessly transferring programs

Warranty

1 Year Warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Extended Warranty available.

Tormach Technical Support

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