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BL505

BL505

The BL505 combination brake lathe brings speed, precision and versatility to the brake shop. The unique design of this combination lathe allows the operator to change the setup of the brake lathe from rotors to drums and vice versa with unprecedented speed and ease. The BL505 brake lathe handles rotors up to 23 inches and drums up to 24 inches in diameter, giving the BL505 combination lathe the ability to service a wide range of vehicle applications.

The BL505 combination brake lathe also offers a heavy-duty bench lathe option to make brake service even faster and easier.

Features

Digi-Cal Option

Instantly measures drum or rotor dimensions & Helps technicians quickly determine total indicated runout.

Adjustable Spindle Speeds

Provides correct speed for all size workpieces & No tools required

Adjustable Feed Rate

Dial fast for rapid removal or slow for final surface finish & One-cut pass capable.

Twin Work Lamps

Adjustable lamps illuminate both sides of workpiece & Includes built-in deflector shield

Choice of Lathe Tooling

Includes positive rake tooling & Durable negative rake tooling available as an option

Self-Aligning Nut Option

Speeds setup & Prevents overtightening and mounting errors

Disc/Drum Control Lockout

Eliminates potential "crashing" of machine

Dual Capability

Handles discs and drums

Made in the USA

Hunter products are engineered in the USA by 75+ technical staff, and built in four manufacturing facilities in the USA employing 1000+.

Hunter Service

Hunter Engineering deploys the largest service force in the industry with more than 390+ highly-qualified, independent representatives.

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BL505 Bench Lathe

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BL500 Series Brake Lathe Brochure

Variable and Single Speed Combination Lathes

BL500 Series Brake Lathes Brochure (Spanish)

Variable and Single Speed Combination Lathes

Brake Lathe Accessories Brochure

For Hunter OCL Series and BL500 Brake Lathes

BL500 Series Brake Lathes Spec Sheet

BL500 Series Brake Lathes Specification Sheet

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Productivity Technology

  • Change from rotors to drums in seconds

    Simple procedure for changing from rotors to drums, fastest in industry

  • Simple spindle speed adjustment

    Quickly adjustable between three working speeds, no tools necessary

Learn more about fast brake service with quick setup

Quick setup speeds brake servicing

Change from rotors to drums...
… by loosening clamp screw, removing rotor setup, rotating twin cutter...
… set up drum service assembly and extend drum boring bar. Fastest in industry!
Positive rake (standard)
  • Provides faster cutting and reduced chatter
  • Features 3 cutting tips
Negative rake (optional)
  • More durable and longer life
  • Features 6 cutting tips
Spindle speed adjustment made simple
  • Quickly adjustable between three working speeds
  • No tools necessary
  • Easy to access
  • Protective housing keeps motor safe from metal chips and debris
  • Customize your lathe

    Choose from a variety of adaptor kits to service most rotors, drums and flywheels

  • Enhanced accuracy

    Adaptor kits available with unparalleled centering ability

  • Customize your lathe

    Choose from a variety of adaptor kits to service most rotors, drums and flywheels

  • Enhanced accuracy

    Adaptor kits available with unparalleled centering ability

Learn more about the wide range of application

Expand the range of your vehicle applications with additional accessories from Hunter

Customize your Hunter BL500 series lathe to match your service needs. Select the appropriate adaptor kit to service most rotors, drums and flywheels.
HunterPro Passenger Car Adaptor Kit
Consists of hubbed and hubless adaptors covering a whole wide range of applications fitting most passenger car rotors, drums and flywheels, including composites.
HunterPro Dual QuickChuck™ Adaptor Kit
Consists of hubbed and hubless adaptors and three-jaw chuck mounting system. Covers a wide range of applications for most rotors, drums and flywheels for passenger cars, light trucks and larger light trucks.
HunterPro Elite Cone Adaptor Kit
a wide range of applications for most passenger cars, light truck and larger light trucks, including composites.
Wrenchless self-aligning nut*
  • Eliminates over-torquing arbor nut
  • Works as arbor spacer and nut
Dual QuickChuck adaptor
  • Ideal for use with hubless drums
  • Quick setup with unparalleled centering ability
  • Guide the technician

    Digi-cal helps technicians determine the amount of material to remove for a one-cut resurfacing option

  • Greater accuracy and quick calibration

    Calibrate drum and rotor procedure in seconds, prevents accidental removal of excess material

Learn more about instantly measuring workpiece dimensions

Digi-Cal instantly measures workpiece dimensions

  • Quickly determines if workpiece should be discarded prior to machining
  • Enables tech to quickly determine total indicated runout
  • Eliminates manual calculation errors

Measures rotor thickness

Digi-Cal helps the technician determine the amount of material to remove for a one-cut resurfacing operation.

Measures drum diameter

  • Durable

    Heavy gauge, all-steel construction gives extra stability

  • Enhance organization

    Rear backboard stores frequently-used adaptors within easy reach

  • Durable

    Heavy gauge, all-steel construction gives extra stability

  • Enhance organization

    Rear backboard stores frequently-used adaptors within easy reach

Learn more about heavy-duty bench option

Heavy-duty bench option* makes brake service fast and easy

  • Heavy gauge, all-steel construction gives extra stability
  • Rear backboard stores frequently-used adaptors within easy reach
  • Large chip collection funnel keeps debris off the floor
  • Optional dust containment system** protects air quality and keeps work area clean

Bench includes a convenient document holder for operation manual, application charts and other reference materials.

BL505D-AB shown with HunterPro Level 4 Adaptor Kit, optional storage drawer and Dust Containment System.**

Dust Containment System*
20-2122-1
  • Designed to contain brake machining dust and metal particles that can potentially stain wet surfaces in the automotive shop environment
  • Unhinged and quickly removed as needed
  • Access window allows easy viewing of work piece during machining
Storage drawer
20-1236-1
Optional storage drawer allows expansion of tool and accessory storage. Easily bolts in place.
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