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The Brake Lathe is intended to resurface disc brake rotors, brake drums, and flywheels on passenger cars, medium-duty trucks only. Using this lathe for other purposes could result in personal injury or equipment damage.
• This brake lathe maintains accuracy year after year thanks to rugged construction like a forged, hardened, and a precision ground spindle that resists grooving and eliminates the need for boots. Massive tapered spindle bearings offer superior weight support during rotation.
An on-car lathe often does a reliable job, because it's installed in the same position as the brake caliper, basically mimicking the movement of the wheel with regard to the car's calibrations. This provides the most accurate resurfacing possible. For an off-car lathe, or bench lathe, the rotor is removed from the car and mounted to the lathe. This type of lathe relies more on its own alignment, which is easily thrown out of spec from damage or frequent use. At best, a misaligned lathe will provide merely acceptable resurfacing; at worst, it might score or damage the rotor beyond the point it can be resurfaced.