Sherline lathes first came on the market over thirty years ago, its use of rigid, extruded components meant miniature machine tools were no longer just toys for producing simple hobby projects. Sherline could now be considered serious machine tools built specially to produce accurate, small parts.
Since then, Sherline has not only added a vertical milling machine and extensive accessory line, Sherline has also found ways to improve the accuracy and utility of the tools themselves. The introduction of CNC machines into Sherline's production facility has greatly improved the accuracy of Sherline tools. The lathes feature precision rolled leadscrews and handwheels graduated in thousandths of an inch (.001”) or hundredths of a millimeter (.01 mm).
When used with its various accessories, Sherline lathes will perform a host of tasks. They will turn, face, bore, drill, ream, polish, cut tapers, and cut both inch and metric threads. When used with its vertical milling column attachment it can be used for milling, fly cutting, drilling, and boring operations. The machines
Sherline now offers several lathes to fit every budget and need, and they are available with either inch or millimeter calibrations. A high-torque DC motor with variable speed control is standard on each machine. This speed control is internally equipped with a converter that automatically adjusts to incoming AC current from 100 to 240 volts, 50 or 60 cycles/sec without loss of torque.