Gear-Head Gap Bed Lathes

As relatively inexpensive lathes that nevertheless allow a wide range of applications and can be variably expanded, center lathes and bar lathes account for more than half of all lathes sold. Such machine tools are primarily used for single-part and small-batch production, as they can be used to machine a wide variety of workpieces and, with the appropriate accessories, can easily open up additional options.
Center lathe for precision mechanics and craftsmen

Our range of lathes includes machines with different performance and for different requirement profiles: hobbyists and precision mechanics (such as watchmakers or goldsmiths) can, for example, be happy with an entry-level machine such as the "Bernardo Hobby 140 table-top lathe". As a space-saving, variable machine tool that works vibration-free.

It is predestined for filigree machining of small workpieces. At the other end of the spectrum are richly equipped solutions such as the Bernardo Center lathe Standard 165 Top. 515 kg in weight, these models are considerably more massive than the 25 kg entry-level machine, making it possible to machine even heavier workpieces with large diameters. Thanks to the extensive equipment ex works, for example with a chip tray that can be pulled out to the front, and extensive accessories, even experienced do-it-yourselfers will be satisfied.

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Frequently asked questions about bar lathes:

What is a bar lathe?

Center lathes are manually controlled and are the basic form of a universal lathe. Almost all turning processes can be used with it, with the exception of NC form turning. Feed shaft lathes are relatively inexpensive lathes, especially for small filigree workpieces, which nevertheless allow a wide range of applications and can be expanded in many ways. These machines are mainly used for single-part and small batch production, as they can machine a large number of workpieces and, with the appropriate accessories, many other machining options are available to you.

What is a feed spindle?

The feed spindle is usually a shaft or a hexagon with a longitudinal groove. The counterpart is a slide which, due to the shape of the shaft, rotates with it but can move axially along the shaft.

What do I need to consider before purchasing a feed screw lathe?

Before you decide to purchase a machine, you must know what you want to machine with this machine and the material from which the components are to be manufactured. This is because there are machines that are specially designed for woodworking or those that focus on metalworking.
You also have to think about the length and diameter of the parts to be machined in the future in order to choose the right machine size, and whether the selected model should have an automatic feed or a manual feed is sufficient.

Do I find the right feed spindle lathe with BHM machines?

Of course! our large assortment in this range of machines starts with proven entry-level models for hobby or training workshops as well as the production of individual parts or small series production. Each model has its special features. Take your time and have a look at our entire range. The Bernardo 165 V-D, for example, is a modern, contemporary machine with speed control as standard for optimum control of the cutting speeds. We have the right machine for every need. You will find all data in the individual product descriptions which we carry in our extensive range. We would also be pleased to advise you.

Which workpieces can I produce with a feed screw lathe?

A feed screw lathe is used for machining mostly cylindrical workpieces. The workpieces are turned around their own axis, while the lathe, with a so-called turning tool, removes the chips from the workpiece. Among other things, conical components can be produced with a precise pitch. Sleeves or other internally hollow workpieces can also be produced.

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