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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.


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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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.

Choose the brake lathe tooling to suit your needs

Positive rake (standard)

  • Provides faster cutting and reduced chatter

  • Features 3 cutting tips

Negative rake (optional)

  • More durable and longer life

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Expand the range of your vehicle applications

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.

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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

  • Displays measurements in inches or millimeters

  • Determines depth of cut quicker and more accurately than “slip collar” method

  • Helps technicians perform one-cut service with confidence

  • No handheld tools required

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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

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