The Chester Crusader VS Variable Speed Lathe is manufactured using high performance and high quality components. It is ideally suited to toolroom, workshops and industry standard vocational applications.

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• Variable Speed

• D1-5 Cam lock Spindle

• Hardened & Ground Bed ways

• Gap Bed

• Taper Roller Bearings

• Cast Iron Bed

• Single or Three Phase

• Includes 2 Axis Digital Readout


Model VS3 VS4
Centre Height  165mm 178mm
Swing over Bed  356mm 356mm
Distance Between Centres 750mm 1000mm
Swing over Carriage  304mm 330mm
Swing over Cross Slide  224mm 250mm
Swing in Gap  475mm 476mm
Gap Length in Front of Face Plate 125mm
Cross Slide Travel  halifax


Top Slide Travel  90mm
Bed Width 185mm
Spindle Nose D5
Spindle Bore  51mm
Taper Reduction in Sleeve MT6
Number of Spindle Speed Ranges 2
Range of Spindle Speeds  70-2000rpm
Quill Diameter  42mm
Quill Travel  100mm
Quill Internal Taper MT4
Longitudinal Feeds  0.078-1.044mm
Cross Feeds  0.022-0.298mm
Metric Threads  0.45-10mm
Imperial Threads  4-60t.p.i
Pitch of Leadscrew  4mm
Main Motor  1.5kw(2hp)
Coolant Pump Motor  0.04kw (1/18hp)
Floor Space  1690x760x1520mm 1940x760x1520mm
Net Weight 610kg 650kg


Standard Accessories

• 3-Jaw Chuck

• 4-Jaw Chuck

• Fixed Steady 

• Travelling Steady

• Splash Guard

• Machine Stand

• Leadscrew Guard 

• MT5 – MT3 Sleeve

• Quick Change Tool post

• Tool holders

• 2 x Steel Centres MT3 

• Manual & Parts List

• Machine Lamp

• Foot Switch

• Coolant System.

• 2-Axis Digital Read Out


Optional accessories 

• Live Centre MT3

• Face Plate

• 5/8” Indexable Lathe Tools 

• Soft Jaws for 160mm 3-Jaw Chuck 

• Drill Chuck & Arbor 

• Vertical Slide

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