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Weiss Lathes are certified 100% American Spec!

WEISS Lathe Catalog:

-  5 Year Warranty, longest and best in the industry  
-  Every machine comes with a 22 point Certificate of Accuracy WM180V Lathe Click for video:
-  Leadscrews are ALL imperial (not metric like the other guys!)
-  Brushless, maintenance-free, high torque motors
-  750, 1100 and 1500 Watt Motors blow the competition away!
-  Belt drive reduces vibration and minimizes noise

 

WBL210V
8" x 16" Imperial Lathe
WBL250F
10" x 30" Imperial Lathe
WBL290F
11" x 29" Imperial Lathe
WBL210V Lathe

$1,199

WBL250F Lathe
Quick Change Toolpost Threading Dial

$1,899

WBL290F Lathe
$2,699
 
25% OFF! Any Machine Purchase entitles you to a two axis EL400 Magnetic DRO system at 25% OFF!
WBL210V Machinists Package
WBL210V Lathe Faceplate
Quick Change Toolpost Threading Dial
4 Jaw Chuck Backing Plate
Steady Rest Follow Rest

$1,599

WBL250F Machinists Package
WBL250F Lathe Faceplate
Quick Change Toolpost Threading Dial
4 Jaw Chuck Backing Plate
Steady Rest Follow Rest

$2,099

WBL290F Machinists Package
WBL290F Lathe Faceplate
Quick Change Toolpost Threading Dial
4 Jaw Chuck Backing Plate
Steady Rest Follow Rest

$3,099

 
WBL210V Spec Sheet Operator's Manual WBL250F Spec Sheet Operator's Manual WBL290F Spec Sheet Operator's Manual
Brushless Motor 1 HP / 750 Watts
Carriage leadscrew Imperial 12 TPI
Cross slide leadscrew Imperial 20 TPI
Compound leadscrew Imperial 20 TPI
Distance between centers 15.75" 400mm
Swing over bed 8.04" 204mm
Swing over cross slide 5.72" 145mm
Cross slide travel 4.59" 117mm
Carriage travel 15.5" 394mm
Compound travel 3.56" 90mm
Tailstock quill travel 2.60" 66mm
Width of bed 3.93" 100mm
Spindle bore .83" 21mm
Speed range 50-2,250 rpm
Inch threads 8 - 44 TPI
Metric threads 0.4 - 3mm
Power Supply 110 Volts
Machine Weight 120 lbs
Shipping Weight 160 lbs
Spindle taper MT3
Tailstock taper MT2
Hardened and Ground Bed Yes
Main Body Dimensions 12"W x 32"L
With Handles Dimensions 17.5"W x 37"L
Base Footprint 4.25"W x 27.5"L
Shipping Dimensions 36"L x 19"W x 20"H
Brushless Motor 1.5 HP / 1,100 Watts
Power carriage/cross feed Yes
Quick Change Toolpost Included & Installed!
Carriage leadscrew Imperial 8 TPI
Cross slide leadscrew Imperial 10 TPI
Compound leadscrew Imperial 20 TPI
Distance between centers 29.69" 754mm
Swing over bed 9.84" 250mm
Swing over cross slide 5.92" 150mm
Cross slide travel 4.53" 115mm
Carriage travel 31.3" 795mm
Compound travel 2.78" 71mm
Tailstock quill travel 2.98" 76mm
Width of bed 5.26" 134mm
Spindle bore 1.02" 26mm
Speed range 50 - 2,000 rpm
Inch threads 8 - 80 TPI
Metric threads 0.35 - 3.0mm
Power Supply 110 Volts
Machine Weight 300 lbs
Shipping Weight 377 lbs
Spindle taper MT4
Tailstock taper MT2
Hardened & Ground Bed Yes
Main Body Dimensions 18"W x 51"L
With Handles Dimensions 22"W x 56"L
Base Footprint 5.25"W x 44.75"L
Shipping Dimensions 59"L x 23"W x 24"H
Brushless Motor 2 HP / 1,500 Watts
D1-4 American Std Camlock     Yes
Power cross feed     Yes
Carriage leadscrew Imperial 10 TPI
Cross slide leadscrew Imperial 13 TPI
Compound leadscrew Imperial 10 TPI
Distance between centers 29.0" 737mm
Swing over bed 11.3" 286mm
Swing over cross slide 7.09" 180mm
Cross slide travel 7.16" 182mm
Carriage travel 28.7" 729mm
Compound travel 2.61" 66mm
Tailstock quill travel 3.81" 97mm
Width of bed 7.17" 182mm
Spindle bore 1.50" 38mm
Separate feed rod? Yes - Hexagonal
Speed range 80 - 2,000 rpm
Inch threads 8 - 48 TPI
Metric threads 0.2 - 3.5mm
Power Supply 110 Volts
Machine Weight 473 lbs
Shipping Weight 583 lbs
Spindle taper MT5
Tailstock taper MT3
Hardened and Ground Bed Yes
Main Body Dimensions 17.5"W x 54.25"L
With Handles Dimensions 25.25"W x 60.25"L
Base Footprint 7.25"W x 45.75"L
Shipping Dimensions 59"L x 28"W x 29"H
Features:
Brushless DC Motor   YES
Variable Speed   YES
Digital RPM Display   YES
Noiseless Belt Drive   YES
Imperial Leadscrews on all axis! YES
Lever lock tailstock   YES
Digital Speed Control   YES
Hardened and Ground Bed   YES
Powered Carriage   NO
Powered Cross Slide   NO
Feed Direction Switch   NO
Oil Reservoir   NO
Quick-Change Gearbox   NO
T-Slotted Cross Slide   NO
Indep. Spindle / Leadscrew   NO
D1-4 American Std Camlock Spindle NO
Separate Leadscrew / Feed Rod NO
Spindle Oiling Holes NO
Toolless Thread Change Gears NO
Access Door on Gearbox NO
Features:
Brushless DC Motor   YES
Quick Change Toolpost w/ 5 holders YES
Threading Dial   YES
Variable Speed   YES
Digital RPM Display   YES
Noiseless Belt Drive   YES
Imperial Leadscrews on all axis! YES
Lever lock tailstock   YES
Digital Speed Control   YES
Hardened and Ground Bed   YES
Powered Carriage   YES
Powered Cross Slide   YES
Feed Direction Switch   YES
Oil Reservoir   YES
Quick-Change Gearbox   YES
T-Slotted Cross Slide   YES
Indep. Spindle / Leadscrew   NO
D1-4 American Std Camlock Spindle NO
Separate Leadscrew / Feed Rod NO
Spindle Oiling Holes NO
Toolless Thread Change Gears NO
Access Door on Gearbox NO
Features:
Brushless DC Motor   YES
Variable Speed   YES
Digital RPM Display   YES
Noiseless Belt Drive   YES
Imperial Leadscrews on all axis! YES
Quick Change Toolpost Adapter YES
Lever lock tailstock   YES
Digital Speed Control   YES
Hardened and Ground Bed   YES
Powered Carriage   YES
Powered Cross Slide   YES
Feed Direction Switch   YES
Oil Reservoir   YES
Quick-Change Gearbox   YES
T-Slotted Cross Slide   YES
Indep. Spindle / Leadscrew   YES
D1-4 American Std Camlock Spindle YES
Separate Leadscrew / Feed Rod YES
Spindle Oiling Holes YES
Toolless Thread Change Gears YES
Access Door on Gearbox YES
Included Accessories:
Toolbox
4" (100mm) 3 Jaw Chuck
3 Piece Outside Chuck Jaw Set
3 Piece Inside Chuck Jaw Set
4 Way Tool Post
Chuck Guard
Splash Guard
Chip Tray
Spare Double Gearset Bushing
8/10mm Open Ended Wrench
12/14mm Open Ended Wrench
17/19mm Open Ended Wrench
Flat Blade Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Oiling Bottle w/ Nozzle
Extra Fuse
6 Piece Allen Wrench Key Set
Lathe Chuck Key
Spanner Wrench
MT2 Dead Center
MT3 Dead Center
9 Extra Threading Gears
Note: Stand not included (sold separately)
Included Accessories:
Toolbox
5" (125mm) 3 Jaw Chuck
3 Piece Outside Chuck Jaw Set
3 Piece Inside Chuck Jaw Set
Quick Change Tool Post
Threading Dial
Chuck Guard
Splash Guard
Chip Tray
Spare Double Gearset Bushing
Single Gear Spacer Bushing
8/10mm Open Ended Wrench
12/14mm Open Ended Wrench
17/19mm Open Ended Wrench
Flat Blade Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Oiling Bottle w/ Nozzle
Extra Fuse
6 Piece Allen Wrench Key Set
Lathe Chuck Key
Spanner Wrench
MT2 Dead Center
MT4 Dead Center
Toolpost Spanner Wrench
11 Extra Threading Gears
Note: Stand not included (sold separately)
Included Accessories:
Toolbox
6.3" (160mm) 3 Jaw Chuck
3 Piece Outside Chuck Jaw Set
3 Piece Inside Chuck Jaw Set
4 Way Tool Post
Chuck Guard
Splash Guard
Chip Tray
Spare Double Gearset Bushing
Single Gear Spacer Bushing
8/10mm Open Ended Wrench
12/14mm Open Ended Wrench
17/19mm Open Ended Wrench
Flat Blade Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Oiling Bottle w/ Nozzle
Extra Fuse
7 Piece Allen Wrench Key Set
6mm T-Handle Allen Wrench
Lathe Chuck Key
Spanner Wrench
MT5 to MT3 Adapter
(2) MT3 Dead Centers
Toolpost Spanner Wrench
6 Extra Threading Gears
Note: Stand not included (sold separately)
Imperial Threads:
8 10 11 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
28 32 40 44            
                   
                   
Imperial Threads:
8 9 9.5 10 11 11.5 12 13 14 15
16 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 28 30
32 36 38 40 44 46 48 52 56 60
64 72 80              
Imperial Threads:
8 9 9.5 10 11 12 14 16 18
19 20 22 24 28 32 36 38 40
44 48 56            
                 
Metric Threads:
.4 .5 .6 .7 .8 1.0 1.25 1.5 1.75
2.0 2.5 3.0            
                 
Metric Threads:
.35 .4 .45 .5 .6 .7 .75 .8 .9
1.0 1.2 1.25 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.75 1.8 2.0
2.4 2.5 3.0            
Metric Threads:
.2 .3 .4 .5 .6 .625 .75 .8 .875
1.0 1.2 1.25 1.5 1.75 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5
                 
Optional Accessories:
Steady Rest   $24.99
Follow Rest   $23.99
Faceplate   $24.99
4 Jaw Chuck   $71.99
Backing Plate   $23.99
Threading Dial   $21.99
Luxury Stand   $199.00
Optional Accessories:
Steady Rest   $32.99
Follow Rest   $32.99
Faceplate   $31.99
4 Jaw Chuck   $84.99
Backing Plate   $26.99
Luxury Stand   $259.00
Optional Accessories:
Steady Rest   $34.99
Follow Rest   $34.99
Faceplate   $35.99
4 Jaw Chuck   $119.99
Backing Plate   $33.99
Threading Dial   $23.99
Luxury Stand   $259.00

 

All Weiss Lathes are covered by our worry free 1 Year Warranty

 

If you haven't seen it before, our How to Buy a Lathe article may give you some points to consider

 

Here's a handy comparison sheet listing the various specs of our WEISS lathes:

 

WEISS Lathe Models Comparison: WEISS WBL290F Lathe Advantages:

 

 

A DRO PROS Comparison:

The Weiss WBL250F is our best "bang for the buck" lathe. It's a full size 10" x 30" lathe, which gives you a lot more capacity than other lathes in it's price range. It has a brushless, high torque motor, and belt drive. The spindle bore is 1". It has power feed on both the carriage, and the cross slide, in both directions (this is important, because without power feed, you simply can't get a smooth finish). Additionally, the leadscrew drive direction is independently reversible, with a knob on the front control panel of the lathe. This is extremely useful for threading, boring, etc. Some lathes don't have this capability, others require you to flip an "A-B" gear inside the gearbox (which requires you to shut down the lathe, open the gearbox, get tools out etc). Another truly outstanding feature of the WBL250F is it's threading capability. This lathe cuts more threads than any other lathe we've ever seen - 53 total threads, 32 inch threads, and 21 metric threads. No other lathe comes close. The WBL250F is also built to last - it has two oil reservoirs for long life, one for the quick change gears, and one in the apron. The power feed uses a keyway or slot in the leadscrew, meaning you don't wear out the leadscrew threads when using power feed. Additionally, the tailstock is a lever lock style, meaning no tools are required to move it or lock it down.

The Weiss WBL290F is our finest lathe. It's much heavier, and has more features and conveniences than the 250. For starters, it has an extremely powerful, no maintenance brushless 2HP motor. The bed is 7.2" wide. The chuck to spindle mount is an American Standard D1-4, meaning mounting chucks is MUCH easier than with a proprietary 3 bolt mount (no more 'tapping' to center the chuck). Access to the gearbox is via a hinged door, you don't have to remove the entire enclosure. A ingenious circlip design allows some of the change gears to be swapped without tools, a much quicker and easier method than cheaper, more complicated lock nuts. The 290 has separate leadscrew and power feed rods, which are driven independently for less wear and tear. Like the 250, the leadscrew and power feed rod direction is independent of the chuck direction, and easily reversible by a knob on the FRONT panel, not by an "A-B" gear lever inside the gearbox.

Here's what our customers are saying about the Weiss machines:

I LOVE THE LATHE.....I bought the Weiss WBL-250F / 10" X 30" Lathe. It is a real work horse. I have cut a lot of metal on it already. You know, nowadays everyone's a critic but I just can't find anything to complain about. It is quite, smooth, accurate, easy to use and designed to be a pleasure to operate. The power feeds are smooth and everything is rock solid. What more could you ask for I have to admit it has exceeded my expectation. I love the big back splash and chip tray. The stand is even built better than I expected with double lined drawers and heavy gauge steel. Plus is just the right working height. Both are worth every penny. Thank You Again,      Larry  G / Lake Placid, Florida

 

I am NOT a hobby machinist as I am a REAL machinist, engineer and company owner. I owned my own high end CNC shop here in CT for 15 years. I had 3+ million dollars of equipment on my shop floor. My tool room lathes (3) were 1340 Japanese Victor lathes which are the finest on earth. In my new company when I bought the Weiss, I immediately compared the lathe to them. Other than it was tiny by comparison, the quality was right there. The weiss repeats within .0005" every time and I have already made parts within .0002" tolerance. I bought the lathe to use in my company for small production runs and it is a winner for me. No comparison to any of the others out there. Like I said, I shopped, tested them all and did a lot of research.

Cheers
Ed

 

 

Weiss Machines are already well known in Europe for their consistently high standard of quality. We visited the Weiss factory and were thoroughly impressed with their attention to detail and knowledge of what it takes to make a quality machine. We've toured many factories in China, and none can come close to the level of cleanliness found at Weiss. In fact, had we not known we were in China, it would be easy to think we were in America. Have a look for yourself:

 

 

 

 

 

Why should you buy from DRO PROS?

We speak English - We answer our phones - Same day shipping

Veteran owned, Veteran managed - and proud of it!

 

Our goal is to make customers for life. We feel that, in the long run, treating customers right will yield much more than simply "going for the sale". In accordance with that, we have attempted to pass on some ideas to help you, the customer, in completing your purchase decision:

 

Price. Probably the most talked about factor when buying a digital readout. Price can also be the most misleading, and perhaps worst way, to judge a digital readout kit. We've all heard the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Before the internet, it was true, price did generally correlate directly to value. But that was yesterdays economy. All resellers obtained their goods the same way, and therefore incurred the same costs. In today's economy, the market has changed drastically. At DRO PROS, we import and sell directly to you. Unlike our competitors, we do not have Western and Eastern sales divisions and multi layers of management to support. One location, one cost, and the savings get passed on to you!

 

Intuitiveness or "Ease of Use". Probably the most important, and hardest to determine factor when buying a readout. Think in terms of after the sale. Even if you get an absolute 'rock star' bottom line price that would make William Shatner proud, if the digital readout is not user friendly, you still didn't get a 'deal'. The whole point of getting a digital readout is to make your work easier and more enjoyable. If the digital readout is poorly designed, too complicated, if the display isn't bright enough, or in other words is 'user unfriendly', you'll regret your purchase decision every time you turn it on. It simply won't matter what you paid, it's not worth it!

 

Support. Most likely the second most important, and perhaps most overlooked factor when buying a digital readout. Imagine trying to reach a technician when you've bought a digital readout from an overseas reseller! Yet every day, people "save" $50 and buy products on eBay without stopping to think what will happen when they need service or tech support. Some digital readout resellers don't even publish a phone number! While our competitors continue to pare down or even totally eliminate their customer support, we continue to expand our Customer Service. Our Video Tutorials are the best in the industry, and are available free for you, our customers. Our tech help is the best in the business - our techs all know our readouts inside and out. Nobody knows digital readouts like DRO PROS!

 

Warranty. DRO PROS is proud to offer the industries safest, longest, 6 year warranty on all of our Electronica magnetic scale kits. All of our DRO PROS brand glass scale kits come with a full 3 year warranty, and our EASSON kits come standard with a 1 year warranty. DRO PROS brand warranty claims are handled directly by DRO PROS. No run-arounds, no hassle! Something not working as expected? Call us, don't get redirected overseas like the other guys!

 

Parts. Can you believe some resellers don't carry parts? That's right, buy from the "other guys", break a scale, and you get to replace the entire digital readout kit! Don't assume you can just go buy a different brand scale, either, because most manufacturers use different connectors on their scales. If that wasn't enough, even among those with a common connector, such as a DB9, most are hard wired differently. Finally, don't overlook the cost of parts. At DRO PROS, an 800mm replacement scale will cost you $197. A similar scale sold extensively by a European company will cost nearly $700! Finally, we have a massive inventory of parts, so rest easy - a replacement part is only a phone call away!

 

The Best Value. We literally search world-wide for the best value digital readout products on the planet. If there was a better digital readout package to be sold, we would be selling it. Yes, we've seen cheaper units on eBay, but there is a reason they're cheaper. Think poor quality, no parts, no manual, non-existent customer service, poor product fit/finish etc.

 

Customer Service. We pledge to never "over sell" you on a product that won't work well for you. Our philosophy is to try and save you money and get the best value kit tailored to the machinery you have. Many of our customers are surprised when we recommend against buying a more expensive brand. Again, our philosophy is to build customers for life. Give us a call and let us save you money!

 

Shipping. Most orders ship the same day, the next at the latest. We do not 'drop' ship, we have our own massive warehouse of inventory right here on site. We use UPS, you'll get a tracking number emailed to you immediately, and we cover all shipping insurance automatically.

 

The Company. DRO PROS is a veteran owned, American company. We enjoy selling quality products at competitive prices. We believe that  providing the best customer service is the key to success. No other company spends more time on the phone with customers than we do. Even in a down economy, our company continues to thrive and grow. We look forward to earning your business! 

 

The Bottom Line. Our line of digital readout's are simply the most user friendly readouts on the planet. Because of our direct marketing structure, they're also extremely affordable. Coupled with our extensive customer service and affordable parts, our Digital Readout products are simply the best value on the planet.

 

Shipping:

 

Domestic Shipping to the United States: All digital readout shipping is done via UPS for a flat rate of $43. You'll get a tracking number emailed direct to you from UPS, enabling you to track your shipment door to door! We cover insurance against any potential shipping damages, so no hidden fees here!

 

International Shipping to Canada: All of our DRO shipping is done via UPS. We charge a flat fee of $80.

 

International Shipping elsewhere: All of our DRO shipping is done via the United States Postal Service via a flat rate of $140.

 

 

3 Year Digital Readout Warranty on all DRO PROS brand glass scale kits!Industries Best 6 Year Warranty on all Magnetic Scale Kits!DRO PROS Industry Leading 6 Year Warranty!

 

Electronica magnetic kits = 6 year warranty

DRO PROS glass kits = 3 year warranty

EASSON glass kits = 1 year warranty

 

DRO PROS brand warranty claims are handled directly by DRO PROS.
No run-arounds, no hassle!

 

At DRO PROS, we take care of our customers. Have an issue or need some help? Let us take care of it with a toll-free call to California!

 

Call us now TOLL FREE at 1-855-DRO-PROS

 

We accept credit cards, checks and money order for payment

 


 

Professional Digital Readout kit packages start at only $499!

 

Call Toll Free now at 1-855-DRO-PROS for all your digital readout needs!

 

DRO PROS

4992 Allison Parkway Suite G

Vacaville, CA 95688 US

Phone: 877-628-6028

Website: http://www.dropros.com

 

(877) 628-6028     (855) DRO-PROS     (707) 452-8437     (707) 452-8434

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Heidenhain Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!

 

Why should you buy from DRO PROS?

We speak English - We answer our phones - Same day shipping

Veteran owned, Veteran managed - and proud of it!

 

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