Provide a smooth, precise brake finish directly on the vehicle. Hunter's AutoComp Elite® on-car brake lathe is a cut above the rest.
Same industry leading design, now with new optional features
Hunter BL Series Bench Lathe
BL Series Bench Lathe
Industry leading combination bench lathe
The BL Series Bench Lathe is a combination bench lathe that brings speed, precision and versatility to your brake service. 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. Building on the same industry leading design of our previous bench lathe, the new BL Series Bench Lathe now has optional new features!
- New Anti-Chatter Technology option
- New Digi-Cal option
- Adjustable spindle speed
- Adjustable feed rate
152 - 558 mm
152 - 609 mm
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BL Series Bench Lathe
The BL Series Bench Lathe is a combination bench lathe that 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.
How Anti-Chatter Technology Works
An in-depth explination on how Hunter Engineering’s Anti-Chatter Technology (ACT) works on Hunter's BL Series Bench Lathe and the on-car lathe, AutoComp Elite®. This technology provides better brake rotor surface finish while also allowing the lathe to cut much faster.
Brake Lathe Operation | Part 1 : Setup - Bench Lathe Operation
Hunter's Product Manager for Brake Lathes, Greg Meyer, takes you on a tour of Hunter's Bench Lathe and shows you important information regarding setup and calibration.
Brake Lathe Operation | Part 2 : Installation Methods
Greg Meyer, Hunter's Brake Lathe Product Manager, gives a thorough explanation on the various ways to install a brake rotor or drum, onto Hunter's Bench Lathe.
Brake Lathe Operation | Part 3: Cutting a Rotor
Hunter's Greg Meyer, Product Manager for Brake Lathes, demonstrates to how get the best surface finish when cutting a brake rotor, using Hunter's Bench Lathe.
Brake Lathe Operation | Part 4: Cutting a Drum
In this final operation video, Greg Meyer explains how to cut a smooth finish on a brake drum, using Hunter's Bench Lathe.
Stop chatter before it starts with Anti-Chatter Technology
Anti-Chatter Technology varies the spindle speed to keep chatter-inducing vibration from starting, resulting in a smooth finish.
When machining at a fixed-speed, chatter can start almost immediately. Once that happens, it is already too late; the surface has been ruined.
ACT eliminates the need for hazardous bands, clips or silencer belts needed to control vibration.
Anti-Chatter Technology is optional on BL series brake lathes.
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Work in a more efficient space with easy access to tools & adaptors
Store frequently-used adaptors within easy reach.
Store operation manual, application charts and other reference materials.
Allow expansion of tool and accessory storage. Easily bolts in place.
Prevent debris from falling to the floor.
Protect air quality with the ability to view the work piece during machining.
Adjustable LED lights illuminate both side of workpiece
Variable spindle speed keeps chatter-inducing vibration from starting, making a smooth finish.
Instantly measure drum or rotor dimensions and depth of cut.
On-screen messages, animations, videos and Bit Minder increase efficiency.
- On-screen messages and animation make technicians more efficient
- Bit Minder tracks bit usage
- Training videos, multiple languages and more
Adjustable feed rate
Dial in adjustable feed rate for faster, rapid removal to a slower, final surface finish. Allows technicians to cut rotors in one pass.
Push-Button Speed Control
Optional Digi-Cal uses pushbutton speed control to instantly measure and display dimensions for quick calibration and greater accuracy
Calibration in seconds
The calibration procedure for drums and rotors takes seconds, helping to prevent accidental removal of excess material
Measure rotor thickness
Push button controls
Quickly change spindle speeds with the push of a button
Switch from rotors to drums
Changing from rotors to drums takes seconds and is the fastest in the industry, greatly reducing setup time
Choice of lathe tooling
Faster-cutting and reduced-chatter positive rake standard (3 cutting tips). Durable, longer-life negative rake (optionl) tooling available (6 cutting tips)
Optional storage configurations
Store frequently-used adpators within easy reach with the optional heavy gauge, all-steel bench option with rear backboard
Optional self-aligning nut
Speeds setup & prevents overtightening and mounting errors
* Some specifications may vary depending upon workpiece configurations or may require optional adaptors.
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AutoComp Elite®On-Car Brake Lathe
Service rotors directly on the car for a quick, quality brake job.
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