GH550 Gear Head Lathe

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    £2,450.00 Inc. VAT

    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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    Warco 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 workshop engineer.

    Features include

    • 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
    • Instruction manual and full spare parts list.

    All of the above equipment comes with no extra charge.

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    • 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 - we've been selling lathes just like this for four decades now, and have always prided ourselves on our after sales service.
    • 12 months warranty supplied.
    • Every Warco lathe is fully run and tested by a qualified member of our team before being despatched for full peace of mind.
    • 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 – 1.396 mm/r

    Longitudinal feeds imperial

    0.0041 – 0.0388 inch/r

    Cross feed metric

    0.0037 – 0.296 mm/r

    Cross feed imperial

    0.0009 – 0.0082 inch/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
    Measurements taken to end of handle grips.

    1350 x 620 x 1230mm



    Price includes VAT at 20% and UK mainland delivery.

    Buy securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.

    Warco - 40+ years of supplying lathes and engineering machinery to customers worldwide.

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