An optional subspindle and X-axis linear glass scales are available for the Elite 8/51 lathe. It sports a 2-in. capacity, 20C collet-ready spindle. The lathe's base weight has increased m
ore than 1,000 lb with the addition of Harcrete polymer composite in strategically located base cavities.
According to the manufacturer, this adds stability and damping qualities. The Elite 8/51 also has an MT No. 3 tailstock on linear guideways.