Sharp's Precision Lathes LV-Series


Swing 18 in.
Center Distance 40, 60 & 80 in.
Bore, HP 3.1 in., D1-8, 7.5 hp
Spindle Speed 20 – 2,000 rpm (2), vari.


This model is designed with 3.18” spindle hole which is unique for 18” swing lathes. Due to its one piece casting machine base, it can support heavier cutting on large diameter materials. The large through hole allows most 3” diameter oil pipes to be machined. The variable speed spindle allows easy change of speeds.

  • 18″ x 80″, geared head, D1-8 camlock, 3.18″ bore, 7.5 HP, vari speed 20-2,000 rpm (Hi, Low)
  • Direct selection for inch/metric threads
  • One piece Meehanite casting  bed

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  • 3.18” spindle bore , largest spindle in this size lathes. More choices for different diameter of materials to be machined.
  • All headstock gears are hardened and ground made from Chrome-Moly material gives long lasting power and accuracy in machining
  • One piece casting bed instead of sheet metal connected legs ensure dampening of vibration and permanent straightness of the bed ways.
  • The carriage and cross slide ways are lubricated by push button knobs.
  • The removable gap increases the swing by an extra 8” to accommodate larger work pieces that are short in length
  • 5 position carriage stop for pre-positioning of carriage feed distance.
  • “Tang” in tail stock for easy “knock out” of centers in tailstock
Special package is available that includes 2 axis Digital Readout, Chuck guard with limit switch, steady rest, follow rest and work light
The Digital Variable Speed spindle allows easy change of speeds by just turning a knob. The headstock is equipped with High/low gear for light/heavy operations.
  • All headstock gears are hardened and ground made from Chrome-Moly material gives long lasting power and accuracy in machining
  • High precision pair of matched angular contact bearings supporting the front end of head stock, and rolling bearing for the rear end support. This arrangement allows high accuracy of the spindle even under heavy cutting conditions.
  • Wide range of feeds and threads. Selection done by “pull and lock” handles to avoid slipping in engagement of gears.
  • Jog button is equipped at headstock for easy engagement of gears before cutting





Swing Over Bed

18 in.

457 mm

Swing Over Cross Slide

10.2 in.

259.08 mm

Swing Over Gap

27.12 in.

688.8 mm

Gap Width
(In Front Of Face Plate)

11.75 in.

298.4 mm

Distance Between Centers

86.6 in.

2,199.6 mm




Spindle SpeedHi: 235-2,000 rpm
Low: 20-170 rpm
Hi: 235-2,000 rpm
Low: 20-170 rpm
No. of Spindle Speeds1212
Spindle NoseD1-8 camlock D1-8 camlock
Spindle Bore

3.06 in.

77.7 mm

Threads and Feeds



Threads, Number

4-56 tpi, 36

0.5-7 mm, 17

Diametral Pitch Threads, Number

0.157-2.20 in, 36

4-56 mm, 36

Longitudinal Feeds

0.002-0.032 in./rev

0.05-0.82 mm/rev

Cross Feeds

0.0001-0.0094 in./rev

0.02-0.4 mm/rev

Leadscrew Pitch, Diameter4 tpi, 1.37 in. 4 tpi, 1.37 in.




Cross Slide Travel

10.8 in.

275 mm

Compound Travel

4.9 in.

124.4 mm

Compound Width

5 in.

127 mm




Bed Length

110 in.

2,794 mm

Bed Width

11.75 in.

11.75 in.




Quill Diameter

2.68 in.

68.07 mm

Quill Travel

5.5 in.

139.7 mm

Quill Center TaperMT #4 MT #4




Spindle Motor

7.5 HP

5.59 Kw

PhaseSingle or 3 Phase 3 phase
Power Consumption
( 230 V)
8KVA/25 amps8KVA/25 amps
Power Consumption
(460 V)
8KVA/12.5 amps8KVA/12.5 amps
Approximate Weight

5,300 lbs.

2,404.03 Kg


11.21 x 1.75 x 4 ft.

3.41 x 0.53 x 1.21 M

All specifications subject to change without notice. Please call to verify.


Standard Accessories

  • 3-jaw 10″ chuck, 12” face plate, steady rest
  • Removeable gap, back plate
  • Coolant system, American tool post
  • Full length splash guard
  • Center sleeves, dead center, tool kit
  • • wired 220V or 440V

Optional Accessories

  • 3-jaw 12″ chuck
  • 4-jaw 12″ chuck
  • Chuck guard
  • Tool guard (at front of compound slide with limit switch)
  • Lead screw cover (full length, accordion style)
  • Safety cover at end of spindle
  • UL or CSA electrical components,  UL spindle motor, CSA pump motor

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