Precision is a requirement when counter facing, turning, or making spindles, bushings, prototypes and even models. This Digital Precision Metal Mini Lathe 7 x 14 Machine will produce precision work without taking up a lot of space in your garage, lab, workshop or an engineering and educational setup. It can also do threading, drilling, and cutting jobs on various materials. Application areas for this machine include when processing mini precision parts, modeling and sample processing works. The precision mini lathe is perfect for a modeler or a who looking to add very fine detail to their project.

The Digital Precision Metal Mini Lathe 7 x 14, has a 14” distance between centers and a 7” swing over induction hardened bed ways. It consists of mt2 tailstock and mt3spindle tapers. The spindle speed clocks at a maximum of 2500 RPM. A 0.53HP motor powers this digital precision Metal Mini hence making it suitable for beginners to work with. A solid cast iron bed is used in the construction of the sturdy unit. To protect the casting from rust, it is painted red from the inside. An integral digital tachometer is one of the key components, which has proven to be helpful to newbies of this kind of a machine, the tachometer’s work is to enable the understand the best kind of speed suitable for different materials or when working under different conditions.


Carriage- Refers to an assembly with the function of moving the toolpost and cutting tools as it moves.  

Centre Drill– This is a short and stubby drill which is used for drilling pilot hole and shallow countersank hole.

Chuck-   a device for clamping the workpiece to the lathe and it can also hold drills in the tailstock

Cutting tool– is a tool for cutting materials. It’s used for cutting or removing metal or other materials such as lathe bit, reamer or drill.

Faceplate- A metal plate featuring flat face mounted on a lathe spindle for holding irregularly shaped workpiece.

Leadscrew– It is a precision screw running through the length of the bed and used to drive the carriage for thread cutting operations and turning. Smaller leadscrews are used within the compound and cross-slide to move the parts for more precise amounts.

Carriage Hand wheel- A wheel with handle used for moving the carriage by means of pinion and rack drive.

Tool post- Holding tool that is mounted on the lathe’s compound unto which the cutting tool is clamped.  

Apron- This refers to the front part of the carriage assembly where the hand wheel is mounted.

Bed- The main supporting casting that runs through the lathe’s length.

Lathe Bit- Refers to sharpened cutting tool used for removing metal and other materials from a workpiece. Typically, a lathe bit has a square cross-section with one featuring a sharpened tip.

Hand wheel– As suggested by the name, this is a wheel turned using the hand to move lathe’s component or any other machine tool. It features a handle extended from the front face which facilitates its rapid turning.

Headstock– Refers to the main casting mounted on the bed’s left end. It serves to main functions of mounting the spindle and housing the spindle change gears.

Tail stock- Cast iron assembly located at the lathe’s right end can be locked in place or allowed to slide freely. It is used for holding long work in place or mounting drill chuck for drilling into the workpiece’s end.

Centre line- Imaginary line with that extends form the spindle’s center through the tailstock ram’s center. It represent the lathe’s central axis around which the piecework is rotated.

Compound– Movable platform that can be set to a given angle to the workpiece and used for mounting tool post.

Cross Feed– A crank or hand wheel moving through the cross-slide by means of turning the screw.

Cross-slide Hand wheel- A wheel featuring a handle that is used for moving the cross-slide in and out.

Cross Slide- This is a platform which moves perpendicular to the metal lathe’s axis under the cross-slide hand wheel’s control.

Swing– It is a dimension that represents the workpiece’s largest diameter where the lathe can easily rotate. For 7x14 mini metal lathes, they all have a 7-inch swing. This means that the maximum size that a workpiece can rotate to is limited to 7-inch.


Variable Speed

Unit overall dimension-30 inches’ length by 11-1/2 inches Width by 12 inches’ width

Induction Harden Bed way

Distance Between Centers-14 inches

Swing Over Bed-7 inches

Swing Over Cross Slide -110mm

Mt3 spindle taper

Mt2 tail Stock Taper

Chuck Diameter-80mm

 Spindle Bore -20mm

Top Slide Travel -35mm

Cross Slide Travel -65mm

Spindle Speed 0 to 2500 RPM

Spindle Accuracy – 0.01mm

Power-0.53 HP,550 Watt Motor, 120v/60hz 

Digital 7 x 14 Precision


Not perfect for professional metal turning

 Limited capacity

Suitable for smaller projects

Digital 7 x 14 Precision


Comes with variable speed

All about precision

Has a tachometer

Digital 7 x 14 Precision

If you care about fine details, this precision mini lathe is the ideal machine.


Editor, Industrial Expert