GH1236 Gear Head Lathe

The Warco GH1236 is now one of the most popular machines in the Warco range of lathes. Supremely high quality metal work gear head lathe, with unbeatable specification for the price. Fitted with a full range of equipment as standard including a 2 Axis Digital Readout System and integrated coolant system - and still priced at just £2980 including VAT and delivery!

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£2,980.00 Inc. VAT


Warco GH1236 Gear Head Lathe


The Warco GH1236 is a large gear head machine with very large capacity - 910mm between centres. A top quality metalworking lathe, unbeatable specification for the price.

Offering all of the features, durability and high build quality throughout of the previous models (the GH1230 and  GH1232 lathes), the GH1236 has the benefit of even more capacity, with 910mm between centres. Overall length is 1660mm.

This lathe comes supplied with an integrated coolant system, 2 axis digital readout system, halogen lighting as well as a large range of standard equipment including tool post, travelling steadies, faceplate, dead centres, chucks, cabinet stand and more.

With power cross and longitudinal feeds driven by a dedicated feed shaft, which includes a safety overload clutch.

All of this is priced at just £2980 including VAT and UK mainland delivery.


Features include:

  • Induction hardened and ground bedways
  • Hardened and precision ground headstock gears
  • High tensile cast iron bed
  • Taper roller bearing headstock spindle
  • Jogging switch
  • Gap bed
  • Overload clutch to main feed shaft
  • Power cross and longitudinal feeds
  • Powerful 1500w motor

Warco GH1236 Lathe


Supplied with a range of accessories and tools, including:

  • 3 Jaw chuck - 160mm camlock with inside/ outside jaws
  • 4 Jaw chuck - 200m independent
  • Fixed and travelling steadies
  • Faceplate
  • 4 way indexable toolpost
  • Rear chip guard
  • Two dead centres
  • Cabinet stand
  • Telescopic leadscrew covers
  • Micro adjustable bed stop
  • Halogen low voltage lighting
  • Coolant system - capacity 10 litres
  • Tool box and maintenance tools.
  • 2 Axis DRO
  • Complete with instruction manual and full spare parts list.


All of the above equipment comes with no extra charge. This lathe is ideally suited to professional metalworkers and engineers, hobbyists and schools or training establishments alike. Offering extremely robust construction, these lathes are built to last and offer extremely high levels of precision and accuracy.


  • Buy with confidence from Warco - we've been selling lathes just like this for four decades now, and have always prided ourselves on our after sales service. Hugely comprehensive range of spare parts also available should you ever need them.
  • Each machine comes fully guaranteed.
  • Every Warco lathe is fully run and tested by a qualified member of our team before leaving our premises, and is supplied with an individual accuracy test report.


Full specification:

Item No.


Centre height


Centre height in gap


Centre height over bed


Maximum swing


Maximum swing with gap removed


Swing over cross slide


Distance between centres


Bed width


Longitudinal travel


Spindle taper


Spindle bore


Maximum tool size


Range of spindle speeds

65 - 1810 rpm

Number of speeds


Range of metric threads

0.45 - 10mm

Range of imperial threads

2 1/2 - 40 tpi

Tailstock taper


Tailstock quill travel


Top slide travel


Cross slide travel


Headstock bearings

Taper roller

Compound slide swivel


Chuck mounting

Camlock D1-4


1.5kw (1500w)

Power supply


Dimensions L x W x H

1524 x 610 x 1250mm



Measurements taken to end of handle grips. The general dimensions on these pages may be subject to minor variations and should be used for guidance only.


Price includes VAT at 20% and UK mainland delivery.


Buy with confidence - we've been supplying lathes for over 40 years.