MI-1237L Gear Drive Lathe

MI-1237L Gear Drive Lathe
This rugged lathe fits the bill for the garage and small shop. Its classic Norton gearbox makes threading and power feeding with the proper speed easy. It is the same time-tested and proven design that is used on the majority of the finest tool room lathes ever built. Two lever handles make selecting speeds simple so you're always using the correct speeds for cutting or the correct pitch for threading. With a generous 1.47 inch spindle bore, passing material through the headstock is made easy. Lathe comes equipped with an industry standard D1-4 spindle.
Pro Quality Great Performance
  • 12" X 37" - Big Capacity, small footprint
  • 2 HP – 220 Volt
  • Gear Drive Spindle w/ Back Gear
  • Powered Lead and Cross Screws
  • Quick Change Inch/Metric Threading
  • Removable Gap w/ 18" turn capacity
  • Steady Rest/Follow Rest
12 X 37 Gear Drive Lathe
# MI-1237L List Price: $3,950.00
Sale $3,950.00
Shipping: $329.00
Plus! FREE Tool Pack worth $935

FEATURES: MI-1237L Gear Drive Lathe:
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FEATURES: MI-1237L Gear Drive Lathe
Uses Standard 1/2” Tooling
Easy to find and less expensive to purchase.
Heavy Cast Bed with Hardened Ways
1340 lbs. of cast iron in the LZ-1340 and 850 lbs. in the MI-1340L provide serious vibration damping. Induction hardened bed ways insures machine way rigidity and resistance to wear.
Gear Drive Power Train
Heavy cast gears put power directly to the spindle for maximum torque – with back gear for left hand thread cutting.
Powerfeed on Leadscrew and Crossfeed
Automatic feed beats manual feed for precision and smooth, accurate finishes.
Quick Change Gear Box
Allows for easy thread selection and better performance – cuts setup time in half.
Removable Gap Bed
Removing the gap plug allows you to turn work pieces up to 18-3/4” in diameter.
Steady Rest and Follow Rest
An important accessory for supporting long, flexible work pieces
Large Spindle Bore
Allows up to 1.47” work pieces through the headstock. Great for gunsmiths and auto.
Offset Tailstock
Manual offset and lockdown allows for cutting angled tapers.
Threading Dial and Half Nut
Makes for easy, accurate thread cutting operations.
Specification MI-1237L
Shipping Weight 970 lbs
Machine Weight 860 lbs
Crate Size 70" x 30" x 30"
Work Area Requirements 30" x 84"
Length 63"
Width 24"
Height 24"
Footprint 8" x 53-1/2"
Powerfeed (Z-Axis) Yes
Powerfeed (X-Axis) Yes
Threading Dial Yes
Distance Between Centers 37"
Dial Calibration on Longfeed .005"
Dial Calibration on Crossfeed .002"
Dial Calibration on Tailstock .001"
Dial Calibration on Toolpost .001"
Feed Rate Z-Axis in/r .0047-0.132"
Feed Rate X-Axis in/r .0047-0.132"
Head Stock Taper MT5
Lathe Chuck Bore 1-3/4"
Lathe Chuck Diameter 6"
Lathe Chuck Max Diameter Workpiece 6"
Lathe Chuck Min Diameter Workpiece 1/8"
Lathe Chuck Mount D1-4
Lathe Chuck Type 3 Jaw/4 Jaw
Spindle Bore 1.47"
Spindle Speeds 64, 130, 210, 460, 790, 940, 1300, 1500
Spindle Accuracy TIR 0.0003"
Swing Over Bed 12"
Swing w/ Gap Removed 17-3/16"
Swing Over Worktable 6-1/2"
Tailstock Offset 3/8"
Tailstock Taper MT3
Tailstock Barrel travel 4.5"
Threads (Metric) 0.4 to 7mm
Threads (Inch) 4-56 TPI
Toolpost Travel 3.5"
Toolbit Size 1/2"
Z Travel (Tailstock installed) 33"
X-Axis Travel 5.5"
HP 2
Motor Type AC
Phase Single
Volt 220 A/C
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Terminal Delivery
We ship to terminals across the US and Canada*. During checkout, click On this link estes-express.com to locate the nearest terminal in your area. When picking up at a terminal you will need an open pick-up truck or trailer, the terminal will load your machine for you.


Business Delivery
We can ship to a business location that has a loading facility or a forklift and accepts deliveries during normal business hours. You need to make the arrangements with the business beforehand; they Will be responsible for inspecting the shipment for damage and signing for Your machine. The business location can be something like a lumber yard, hardware store or grain elevator and have tractor-trailer access. Home businesses that are in residential areas may incur additional charges. .


Home Delivery
Your location must be accessible for a tractor trailer. Home deliveries are at the curbside end of your driveway. The delivery will be with a lift-gate and your machine will be Offloaded and set on the ground.


Inside Delivery
Inside delivery can be applied to either a business or home delivery and is an additional charge calculated by the total weight of the shipment (i.e. $6.50 per 100 lbs.). Inside delivery will get your machine from the truck into your garage or shop, but it does not include any un-crating, assembly or setup and does not include any transportation up or down stairs.

NOTES: Rush delivery is not available on freight shipments. The freight company will call you to let you know your shipment is available for pick up or to make an appointment for delivery.

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LATHE TOOL PAK (Valued at $935)
  • Wrench Set
  • Drill Chuck & Arbor
  • Oil Can
  • Safety Equipment
  • Owner's Manual
  • MT3 Dead Centers (2)
  • MT3 Live Center
  • Change Gears
  • Extra Fuse
  • Lathe Shield
  • 6” 3-Jaw Lathe Chuck with Backplate
  • 8” 4-Jaw Lathe Chuck with Backplate
  • Sleeve MT5 to MT3
  • Face Plate
  • Compound Angle Tool Post
  • Steady Rest
  • Follow Rest

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