NEW Heavy Duty Options
The 104 combination lightning lathe has the unique feature of infinitely variable spindle speed and cross feed speed without changing belt or pulley positions or using shift leavers.
The operator can change spindle speed and feed rates with a simple "turn of the dial" to assure proper finish. Competitive machines that require manual belt and gear ratio adjustment are slower and more complex to operate. If not adjusted properly this can have a negative affect on surface finish and tool bit life.
All brake lathes must deal with variables that cause vibration and chatter resulting in poor finish. Feed rate, depth of cut, spindle speed, and rigidity of the work piece all come into play when servicing a drum or rotor. No other brake lathe allows the operator as much command over these variables as the Kwik-Way 104 Bench Lathe. With its variable speed adjustment the Kwik-Way Lightning Lathe eliminates vibration and gives a finish that meets or exceeds all OEM specifications for (RMS) surface finish regardless of rotor or drum size.
The 104 lightning lathe has 3 different tooling kits from which to choose for machining rotors and drums on most passenger cars and trucks up through one ton. Optional tooling is available for larger trucks and special applications. The 104 lightning brake lathe has no gears or transmissions. The spindle, which runs on industry leading Heavy Duty Timken bearings, and the dove tail cross slides are each powered by their own motor. Utilizing a cogged belt and idler pulley system insuring consistent and smooth operation.
Speed, Size, Function, Convienence, Longivity, and built on a very solid cast iron base, are all considered in the design of the Model 104 "Lightning Lathe" by Kwik-Way Products Inc.
The Model 104 Lightning-Lathe is equipted with two Industrial Grade Lamps instead of one, like is found on most other Break Lathes. This allows the operator to easily see both sides of the work piece without having to adjust and re-adjust the light all the time. It also speaks to how much thought has gone into the design of this machine. This is truely a Brake Lathe Machine designed like no other. Everything that is important has been considered on this Brake Machine.
A machine mounted tool board is included with every Lightning Lathe to keep the most frequently used tooling at eye level and quickly accessable to the operator. Other manufacturers charge extra for the conveniences you need to be as efficient as possible. Dovetail Way covers are made of a flexible rubber composite material to ensure that the Ways, Lead Screws, and Feed Nuts are kept free of foreign material protecting the moving parts of the machine. The Way Covers are durable and extrememly long lasting.
The optional Heavy Duty Bench provides additional storage for tooling and accessories as well as mounting the lathe to a sturdy platform at a good working height.
The days of 5 to 12 minutes per Drum or Rotor are gone forever. In todays fast paced world, every minute you shave from a job is money in your pocket and the Kwik-Way 104 Lightning Lathe is, by far, The Worlds Fastest Brake Lathe!
Kwik-way's industry leading and exclusive 521 warranty gives you a 5 year warranty on spindle, spindle bearings, and housing. A 2 year warranty on all other mechanical parts and a 1 year warranty on the motor and electrical components, including labor.
Increase shop efficiency & productivity - work piece machining in "One Minute"
Variable Speed Spindle Control matches feed rate for perfect finish every time on all diameter drums & rotors.
A proven history of innovative design and high quality manufacturing from Kwik-Way since 1920.
Solid cast iron Dovetail Way construction assures years of vibration and trouble free operation.
Positive rake tooling for optimum finish with a single pass, regardless of the depth of cut.
Single tool Set-up using only one wrench. No additional hand tools to keep track of.
A tool storage rack is conveniently mounted on the machine for easy access to cones, clamps, and spacers.
Heavy duty Timken bearings assure long term and accurate spindle life.
Three Tooling Packages available for selection to meet your specific shop requirements.
The longest (5 yr) warranty protection of any Brake Lathe in the industry.
|Lightning Lathe||ACCU 8944||Ammco 4000 - Basic||JBC 801||Perf. Hoffman P401||Hunter BL500||RELS 2000|
|Rotor Dia. Capacity||4-24"||24"||13"||24"||30"||6-23"||17"|
|Rotor Surface Width Capacity||5"||4.5"||3.75"||6"||5"||5.375"||3"|
|Rotor Thickness Capacity||2.85'||2.25"||1.75"||2.5"||3"||2"||2.5"|
|Rotor Feed Speed/Rev.||.000-.026"||.001-.010"||.002-.010"||.010-.022"||.001-.010"||.002-.014"||.0-.010|
|Drum Diameter Capacity||6-28"||6-28"||6-28"||6-28"||6-28"||6-28"||6-28"|
|Drum Feed Speed/Rev.||0-.026"||.0015-.015"||.002-.008"||.010-.022"||.0012-.012"||.002-.014"||.0-.010"|
|Drum Cutting Depth||9"||6"||6.75"||9"||9"||8"||6.875"|
|Flywheel Capacity||6-28"||6-24"||6-17.5"||6-24"||6-30"||not recommended||not recommended|
|Flywheel Surface Capacity||6"||6"||3.75"||6"||5"||not recommended||not recommended|
|1" Arbor Weight Load||150 lbs||150 lbs||100 lbs||150 lbs||150 lbs||200 lbs||150 lbs|
|Spindle Speed||20-300 rpm||100-150-200 rpm||90-115-150 rpm||90-140-220 rpm||85-110-140 rpm||85-110-175 rpm||150-200 rpm|
|Positive Rake Tooling||yes||yes||no||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Single Cut Operation||yes||yes||no||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Machine Weight||490 lbs||474 lbs||365 lbs||405 lbs||405 lbs||435 lbs||375 lbs|
There are other Brake Lathes on the market for as much as $8,000, $9,000, and even $10,000 Dollars that don't compare to the Kwik-Way Model 104 Lightning Lathe.
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