GH550 Gear Head Lathe

The GH550 is a new fully equipped gear head Warco lathe. For the serious machinist, this lathe has all the benefits of gear head operation in a compact size.

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£2,550.00 Inc. VAT

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dWarco GH550 Gear Head Lathe


We're proud  to be introducing this all new gear head lathe, the Warco GH550.

Responding to many customer requests for an affordable gear head lathe with a relatively compact size, the GH550 slots into our range perfectly.

With the benefit of gear head operation, we've already had extremely positive feedback from our customers for this lathe.

Speed selection is effortless by simply moving the gear selection levers.

Conventional gear head drive machine, very robust throughout, this lathe is truly built to last. For the serious machinist, engineering professional or home engineer.


Wide range of features, including:

  • Fully reversible induction motor
  • Dedicated feed shaft for longitudinal and cross feed
  • Separate leadscrew for thread cutting functions
  • Telescopic lead screw cover
  • Wide, double vee bedway – hardened and ground
  • Adjustable gibs to slideways
  • Off set facility to tailstock
  • Tailstock engraved metric calibrations
  • Metric and imperial thread cutting – all necessary steel gears supplied
  • Reversible leadscrew for left hand threading
  • High tensile cast iron bed
  • Taper roller bearing headstock spindle
  • Jogging switch
  • Power cross feed
  • Hardened and precision ground headstock gears
  • Powerful 1100w motor


Supplied with a range of accessories and tools, including:

  • 3 Jaw chuck - 160mm self centering with inside and outside jaws
  • 4 Jaw chuck - 160mm independent
  • Fixed steady
  • Travelling steady
  • Face plate
  • Tailstock dead centre
  • Compound slide
  • Thread dial indicator
  • Halogen low voltage lighting
  • 4 Way indexing toolpost
  • Coolant system
  • Swarf tray and rear chip guard
  • Cabinet stand
  • Tool box and maintenance tools
  • 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 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


Maximum swing


Swing over cross slide


Distance between centres


Bed width


Longitudinal travel


Spindle taper


Spindle bore


Maximum tool size


Range of spindle speeds

60 - 1650 rpm (12)

Range of metric threads

0.5 - 4mm (17)

Range of imperial threads

9 - 40 tpi (24)

Longitudinal feeds metric

0.175 – 1.396mm/r

Longitudinal feeds imperial

0.0041 – 0.0388inch/r

Cross feed metric

0.0037 – 0.296mm/r

Cross feed imperial

0.0009 – 0.0082inch/r

Tailstock taper


Tailstock quill travel


Top slide travel


Cross slide travel


Headstock bearings

Taper roller

Compound slide swivel


Chuck mounting

Flange fitting


1100w (1.1kw)

Power supply


Dimensions L x W x H

1350 x 620 x 1230mm



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.


Over 40 years of supplying lathes and engineering machinery to customers worldwide.