Items for Sale

Winfield Mk3 Metalworking Lathe

£850 OVNO

Up for sale is a refurbished Mk3 1940's Winfield lathe. This lathe is in good condition for its age as it has seen very little work during its life. The headstock bushes are in very good condition with no signs of play. 

This model of Winfield lathe is similar in size to a Myford ML7 and many Myford parts will fit, such as chuck backplates and gears.

This lathe has screw cutting capability once the correct gears have been fitted. The gears are fixed to a sleeve using a small pin similar to Myford ML 1, 2, 3 and 4 lathes. Therefore, Myford ML7 gears will fit when modified using a pin instead of a key. The gear pitch is the same, i.e. DP20 14 1/2 pa.

This lathe has a single to 3 phase frequency inverter fitted to it to make it variable speed.

It has a brand new 100mm 3 jaw self-centring chuck.

Lathe spec:

  • Distance Between Centres approx. 500mm

  • Bed Length 560mm (22")

  • Max Swing in bed gap 300mm (12")

  • Max swing over bed 220mm (8 1/2")

  • Feed rate 0.075mmpr (nice fine feed)

  • Cross slide travel approx. 130mm

  • Top slide travel approx. 95mm

  • Spindle taper MT2

  • Spindle bore 15.85mm (5/8")

  • Spindle thread 1 1/8" 12TPI same as a Myford Ml7.

  • Tailstock max travel approx. 90mm

  • Tailstock bore MT2

  • Tail can be off set for taper turning

  • Spindle speed 40-1320rpm

  • Screw cutting dial indicator 

  • Length 980mm, width 550mm, height 540mm (approx.)


Motor spec:

  • Brand new 0.37kw (1/2Hp) 1300rpm dual voltage 3 phase wired in delta.

Frequently inverter spec:

  • Omron V7 with user manual

  • Single phase (240V) to 240V 3 phase


Control panel spec:

  • Digital rpm meter

  • Forward/reverse switch

  • On/off switch

  • Speed switch (1k potentiometer )

  • All fitted to a die cast aluminium box

Items included in the sale:

  • Centre drill set

  • Original clamp type tool post

  • MT2 dead centre

  • Home made revolving MT2 centre

  • MT2 keyless tailstock chuck

  • Fixed 3 point steady

  • Mixture of drills

  • Mixture of HSS cutting tools and tool packing

  • Set of external chuck jaws

  • Chuck key and inverter manual

To find out more information on this type of lathe go to (it's an interesting read). 

The lathe:

  • is only for sale in the UK (with some restrictions)

  • weighs approx. 80Kg and will require a 2 man lift. I may be able to assist with this lift

  • will fit in a average size car with rear seats folded down, but consider the weight

  • is collection only as I haven't got the time and resources to mess about making a crate to send it via courier

  • lathe is located in my dry workshop in Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7JD

  • must be paid for in full prior to collection using either PayPal (ID will be provided) or bank transfer (details will be provided)


I can supervise a courier pick-up if you wish to have it transported for you. AnyVan would charge a post code-to-post code rate for this item. 

Considering what the motor, switchgear and inverter cost, £850 is a good price.

All details provided herein are, to the best of my knowledge, correct and accurate. Please do your own research or enquires prior to purchase as returns are not accepted.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me through this email link.