Workhorse Combination Brake Lathe BL-1500

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Workhorse BL-1500 Combination Brake Lathe
Suitable for automotive purposes or light truck applications. Features twin cutting tools with quick drum-to-disc change rates. (Comes standard with steel bench and standard adapter tool package)

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Are you tired of shopping around and finding only high prices or cheap, inferior products? If you are, then you're like many other customers we've satisfied with our Workhorse automotive equipment. Workhorse garage equipment is an affordable alternative to the high priced manufacturers out there, yet are surprisingly high quality. They basically took all the best features that customers want, and combined them with attention to detail along with rock-bottom prices to win your business. You don't have to sacrifice quality for an affordable product.

Workhorse took the popular brake lathe design that has been around for decades and improved it to provide a reliable machine that can turn drums and rotors on standard automobiles and light trucks with accuracy. This handy machine features spindle feed speed that is ininitely variable and control to provide speeds for smooth, fine and even super fine finishes for premium automotive service. This is an affordable alternative for cost concious auto shops who don't want to break the bank, but also want a piece of equipment that will hold up for years of service.

Features & Specs


  • Designed to machine most car and light truck drums and discs
  • Can handle drums or discs up to 88 pounds with the standard 63 64" (25mm) arbor; and up to 176 pounds when you purchase the optional 1.77" (45mm) arbor
  • Can handle drums from 6" diameter (152mm) to 19.68" (500mm) and discs from 7 to 13" (330mm)
  • A wide variety of accessories are also available
  • Optional truck adapter package may be required for some larger rotors / drums. Call for details, or see the options  section below.



Drum diameter range
Drum facing travel
Rotor diameter range
Rotor thickness range
Arbor speed
Spindle speed variable
Cross feed (two step)
Power requirements
Overall dimensions
6" - 20" (152mm - 500mm)
6 7/8" (175mm)
7" - 13" (180mm - 330mm)
2" (45mm)
70, 88, 118 rpm (0.5 - .25mm/rev)
.002" - .020"/rev (.05 - .50mm/rev)
.002" - .01"/rev (0.5 - .25mm/rev)
110 vac
600 lbs. (273 kg)
47" x 35" x 17" not including bench



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