PM-1236-T 12″x36″ Ultra Precision Lathe

Main Features Of This Machine:

  • Extremely High Quality Lathe, meant for very high precision work. Perfect for the user who is looking for a high quality lathe, at a lower cost – Great for the serious hobbiest, gunsmith, or lighter industrial user (For heavier daily use, please select PM-1340GT)
  • 100% Made in Taiwan
  • Single Phase power available, no converters needed, or choose 3 phase if you prefer 3 phase operation
  • High Precision Japanese spindle bearings, +/- .0001″ Spindle Runout
  • Leadscrews Are True Inch Pitch Screws (Not Metric Conversions Like Many), a proper 8 TPI main leadscrew, cross and compound screws are 10 Threads Per Inch (.100” Per Turn)

$249 Flat Rate Shipping in the 48 US States – Any accessories ordered with machine at the same time ship at no additional charge! (Will automatically calculate at checkout)

Liftgate Delivery is $49 per shipment if needed, this can be added at check out.

Choose Machine Option First, and then add accessories as desired. ALL accessories listed below WILL work with this model. Please do not select any items that show out of stock, or you will get an error message and not be able to add to cart.


PM-1236T Lathe


PM-1236-T Heavy Welded Steel Stand (3/16


In stock


PM 2 Axis Lathe DRO, 8x35 With (.0001 Hi Res Cross Scale) (Not Installed)


In stock


Installation of either 2 axis DRO above (Select this if you want the DRO to come installed)

DRO install

Taper Attachment for PM-1236T and PM-1340GT

Taper Attachment

In stock


Wedge Quick Change Tool Post Set, BXA Size

Tool Post

In stock


Micrometer Carriage Stop for PM-1236T Lathe

Micro Stop

Available on backorder


4 jaw chuck, 8 Inch, High Precision


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1/8-5/8 High Precision Keyless Drill Chuck MT3

Drill Chuck

In stock


1/8-5/8 Ultra Precision Keyless Drill Chuck MT3

Drill Chuck

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5/8 Turning Tool Set

Tool Set

In stock


5/8 Turning - 3/4 Boring Set


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BXA Master Turning/Boring Tool Set


In stock


1/2 Internal/External Threading Tool Set


In stock

From $3,999.99




PM-1236T Lathe Standard Equipment

  • PM‐1236T High Precision Lathe
  • High Precision Japanese Spindle Bearings, +/‐ .0001” Spindle Runout Max
  • 6” Economy 3 Jaw Chuck, with one Set each Inside and Outside Jaws
  • LED work Light
  • Steady Rest
  • Follow Rest
  • 10” Face Plate
  • Back Splash Guard
  • Chip Tray
  • 4 Way Tool Post
  • T Slotted Compound Slide (To allow easy quick change tool post installation)
  • Threading Dial (4” Travel Dial, 32 Tooth)
  • Reducing Sleeve for headstock
  • Dead Center for Headstock
  • Dead Center for Tailstock
  • Feed Rod Clutch
  • Misc. Tools for operation
  • D1‐4 Camlock Quick Change Spindle
  • 3 Year Warranty

Stand is shown in some pictures, Stand is optional (As shown in selections)

PM-1236T Main Features

• Highest Quality Lathe, Made in TAIWAN
• Priced right, with cost saving measures to keep the price down
• Meant for hobby-type or light industrial users who are not using the machine for heavy production, but still want the benefits of a high quality machine at a lower price point (Typical examples where the PM-1236T is suitable: high end hobby users, R&D shops, or industrial users who may use it a few days per week. If it will be used daily, please select PM-1340GT, gears and shafts in the 1340GT are different, they are a hardened alloy steel, meant for daily use, pro gunsmiths, industrial shops, production, etc.)
• Large 1-9/16” Spindle Bore clear through spindle for through-headstock work
• Short Spindle Length, only 13-3/4″, perfect for hobby gunsmithing work
• Extra thick spindle wall for extra rigidity, almost double when compared with most other
• machines in this size
• Power feed on Carriage, and Cross Slide, both left and right, and in and out, for both turning
• and facing operations with automatic feed. Allows for the best surface finish in all directions.
• Induction Hardened and Precision Ground Bed Ways to resist wear and give a longer service life
• Inch AND Metric thread cutting ability is a standard feature, NO CHANGE GEARS for any
inch thread or feed rate, only change gears required are for Metric threads
• 4” Travel Thread Dial, 32 tooth gear on thread dial, 8 TPI Main Leadscrew for easier threading using the half nut / thread dial
• Large diameter, extra thick wall tail stock quill for more rigid and accurate tail stock operations,
• Locking Tang in tail stock is provided
• Removable Gap for larger diameter work when needed
• High quality electronics used throughout machine, very reliable contactors, motors, etc.
• Slip Clutch is standard on feed rod, to help prevent overloading damage of feeds and allow the use of a solid carriage stop for repetitive work
• Precision Tapered Roller Bearings used in spindle, for the ultimate in long life, high precision,
and best surface finishes. Guaranteed Run Out +/- .0001″ for ultimate precision
• True INCH PITCH main lead screw, cross feed, and compound lead screws make it easy to use for the INCH measurement System, yet still has the Metric readings on dials for the ultimate in versatility for any job that may come about – No Confusing Metric Conversions like with some other brands
• Splash oil bath lubrication in Headstock, and Apron, for efficient lubrication, and long life, yet simple and reliable, and does not require any filter changes or pump maintenance as with oil pump lubrication systems. Also no risk of losing oil flow to expensive parts as there can be with pump lubricated systems
• Only Extremely High Precision Spindle Bearings are used, NACHI (Japan)
• 3 Year Warranty covers all parts of the machine (parts only, service not included in any warranty)

Model PM-1236T Main Specifications
Type: Geared Head
Model: PM-1236T
Max. Swing over bed: 12″
Max. Swing over cross slide: 6″
Max. Swing in gap: 18″
Center Height: 6″
Spindle Center Line Distance from Floor: Approx. 45” (with opt. stand)
Max. Distance Between Centers: 36″
Width of Bed: 7-1/2”
Bed Height: 11.5”
Spindle Bore: 1-9/16”
Spindle Taper, Internal: MT #5
Spindle Mounting System: Cam Lock, D1-4
Spindle Speeds: 90-1600 RPM, 12 Steps
Bed Length: 59-3/4″
Lead Screw Diameter / Pitch: 7/8” / 8 TPI
Feed Rod Diameter: 3/4”
Inch Thread Cutting Range: 4-112 TPI, 40 Different Threads
Metric Thread Cutting Range: .25-7.5mm Pitch, 24 Different Threads
Longitudinal Feed Range (Left and Right): .002-.02 Inches Per Revolution
Cross Feed Range (In and Out): .001-.01 Inches Per Revolution
Spindle Length through headstock, Protruding End to D1-4 Chuck Mounting face: 13-3/4”
Spindle Length through headstock, Protruding End to 3 Jaw Chuck face: 17-1/4”
Cross Slide Travel: 6-3/4”
Compound Travel: 3-1/2”
Tail Stock Quill Diameter / Travel / Taper: 1-9/16” / 4” / MT#3
Main Motor Horsepower: 1.5 HP
Voltage / Phase/ Amps: 220 Volt, 1 Phase / 10 Amps Max., OR 220 Volt, 3 Phase, 10 Amps Max (Select single or 3 phase version when ordering)
Machine Dimensions, Assembled with stand: 51”H x 29”W x 66”L
Machine Weight, without stand: 850 LBS
Machine Weight, With Steel Stand: 1100 LBS (Please compare optional stand, much heavier, made with 3/16″ Steel and 6 total leveling points)


Shipping Information


Ships anywhere in the 48 states at a flat rate of $249.00   Any accessories ordered and shipped with machine ship at no additional cost (Accessory items from anywhere on the site are included in this)  Liftgate Delivery is available if needed at an additional cost of $49 – This can be added during checkout.

Shipping Crate Size: 30″W x 30″ H x 68″ L


Manuals & Documents


Click Here for Manual: (Manual is for 1340GT, all operations are the same with this model)   PM 1340GT 11 10 17 V5