Warco has introduced a new geared head lathe, the Warco GH550 with a centre height of 165mm.

The company says: “Responding to many customer requests for an affordable gear head lathe with a relatively compact size, the GH550 slots into our range perfectly.

“Speed selection is effortless by simply moving the gear selection levers.

“Conventional gear head drive machine, very robust throughout, this lathe is built to last.”


Features include:

  1. Fully reversible induction motor

  2. Dedicated feed shaft for longitudinal and cross feed

  3. Separate leadscrew for thread cutting functions

  4. Telescopic lead screw cover

  5. Wide, double V-bedway – hardened and ground

  6. Adjustable gibs to slideways

  7. Off set facility to tailstock

  8. Large cross slide with tee slots

  9. Tailstock engraved metric calibrations

  10. Metric and imperial thread cutting – all necessary steel gears supplied

  11. Reversible leadscrew for left hand threading

  12. High tensile cast iron bed

  13. Taper roller bearing headstock spindle

  14. Jogging switch

  15. Hardened and precision ground headstock gears

  16. 1100w motor


Accessories included:

  1. 3-Jaw chuck - 160mm self centring with inside and outside jaws

  2. 4-Jaw chuck - 160mm independent

  3. Fixed steady

  4. Travelling steady

  5. Face plate

  6. Dead centres x2

  7. Compound slide

  8. Thread dial indicator

  9. Halogen low voltage lighting

  10. 4-Way indexing toolpost

  11. Coolant system

  12. Swarf tray and rear chip guard

  13. Cabinet stand

  14. Complete with instruction manual and full spare parts list.

English and metric versions are £1950.00 inc 20% VAT and inland UK delivery. More information from Warco.