View Full Version : Any info on Sheldon 10" lathe

10-28-2003, 11:39 PM
Does anyone know any of the specs for this lathe, Catalog number L-56, Model TLWQ 10477. The only info is 10x36 quick change gears.

From a picture I saw it looks clean.

I was wondering the typical stuff, hs bore, standard/metric threads/ # speeds, auto feed(s), parts?

Would this be a good lathe for a hobby person?


[This message has been edited by WarrenInDe (edited 10-28-2003).]

10-29-2003, 01:00 AM
Take a look at this Sheldon Group:


Cut and paste as necessary to get the whole URL into the address box of your browser.
Good Luck,
Jim Larsen

10-29-2003, 09:05 AM
Unless there is another letter before the L, that lathe is a bench mounted lathe with a rear drive. Weight is probably around 700 lbs.
The L series swing 10-1/8", 56 is 36" between centers. Headstock is MT#4, 1-1/16" hole through spindle. Spindle nose likely 1-3/4"-8. 60 threads and feeds available.
The Sheldon is an excellent machine. Comparable in quality to South Bend or even better. It is of heavier construction then the Heavy 10. It is a very good choice for the HSM.
If it is an XL, it is better yet, 2-1/4"-8 MT #5 spindle on that.