Model B

Multi-spindle screw machines provide superior productivity over traditional single-spindle screw machines and lathes. In a multi-spindle machine, each spindle has two opposing tools cutting in the work zone, allowing for multiple operations to be done at once. Allowing parts to be machined incredibly fast, and a complete part to be dropped with every index of the revolving head. The Davenport Model B has the fastest revolving head index speed on the market. This speed along with various attachments developed by Davenport engineers, have given the machine flexibility to complete almost any machining operation.

The Model B Davenport – Uses

Since 1900, The Model B has been the most profitable multi-spindle screw machine on the market.

The parts of the Model B include:

Benefits of the Model B Davenport

Our multi-spindle automatic screw machines allow the use of up to four revolving spindles during operation. The Davenport Model B cross working slides also provide a variety of operations to be completed a well. Some typical operations include:

The Model B Davenport automatic lathe machine offers a wide range of benefits that result in smooth operation and long service life. These include:

Not only does the Davenport offer a higher quality of finished work, but this machine enables longer life for tooling. Each tool has a separate feed as well as adjustments for tool length.

Working with Davenport

With a wide range of spindle speeds, the Davenport features superior efficiency over other automatic multi-spindle screw machines, offering an appropriate cutting speed for any project. If you would like to learn more about the Davenport Model B’s capabilities, contact us and request a quote today.
New Build
Considering a remanufacture? Let Davenport do the job! Model B rebuilds include new:
Oversize or Regular Capacity
5th Position Stationary Head Burring Attachment
Cycle Index 75, 60, or 45 Cycle
Stationary Head
Disc Style Threading Attachment
Revolving Head
5th Position Stationary Head Burring Attachment
Inner and Outer Revolving Spindles with Bronze Bearings
5th Position Countersink Attachment
Ball Bearing Feed Tube Assemblies
10 Hp Main Drive Motor
Chuck Slides
Electrics (Please specify voltage required)
Ring Gear
Motorized Bijur System
Barrel Chucking on Work Spindles, Burring Spindles, High-speed Clutch, and Starting Clutch
Barrel Chucking
1st and 2nd Position Cross Slides using CJWinter 132 EG Reversible Slides
Center Drive with Standard Gear
Stationary Tool Spindles and Boxes
Double Action Chip Conveyor
Main Bearings and Bushings
1st and 2nd Position Tool Posts and Cross Slides
Lubrication System with Motorized Pump
3rd Position Swing Arm
Optional 3rd Position Cross Slide Available at Additional Cost
5th Position Swing Arm
Stock Depletion Sensor
DeClutch & Brake Mechanism (optional)
Stock Reel for 12 Foot Long Bar Stock
Stock Reel Cover
Noisetamer Complete (optional)
Regular capacity of feed tubes
9/16″ round, 1/2″ hexagon and 3/8″ square. Special feed tubes with feed fingers soldered in can be furnished to take a stock up to 5/8″ round, 9/16″ hexagon and 7/16″ square
Longest length fed
Longest length turned
2 1/2″
Number of changes of spindle speeds
Range of spindle speeds
500 – 4,500 RPM
Number of changes of feeds
Range of feed gears
.8 – 18.4 seconds
Driving shaft
1,500 RPM
Hand wheel shaft
750 RPM
Indexing head, feeding stock, etc.
4/10 second constant

When cutting steel the threading spindle revolves in the same direction as the work spindle at a ratio of 3 to 4 while threading tool is running to work and 3 to 2 while running off.

When threading on brass work the threading spindle is stopped when tool is running on but revolves twice the speed of the work spindle to run off.
First feed change gear shaft
Ratio of worm and wheel
60 to 6
Size of Equipment
Diameter of circular tools
Diameter of hole in tool spindle
Outside diameter of tool spindle
1 3/8″
Least distance between chuck and tool spindle
2 1/8″
Greatest distance between chuck and tool spindle
4 13/16″
Diameter of long feed cams
7 1/2″
Diameter of cross feed cams
Thickness of cams
Chucks and feed fingers
5 each
Spindle change gears
Feed change gears
Threading gears
Set of wrenches and screwdrivers
Motor Drive
Machine designed for motor drive 10 H.P., 1,800 RPM. Motor and all electrical controls are extra.
Floor Space
39″ x 61″. Distance from top spindle to floor is 44 1/2″.
Model B – Oversize
Same equipment as above but with oversize spindles and feed tubes to take the stock up to 13/16″ round, 11/16″ hexagon and 9/16″ square. Special one piece feed tube and feed finger can be furnished to take stock up to 7/8″ round, 3/4″ hexagon and 19/32″ square.
Dimensions and Weight
Wire Case Carrier
Size crate
60″ W x 112″ L x 96″ H
124″ x 12″ x 12″
Net weight
3,600 lbs (domestic or foreign)
175 lbs (domestic or foreign)
Gross weight
3,800 lbs (domestic / crated)
4,000 lbs (foreign / boxed)
225 lbs (domestic / crated)
225 lbs (foreign / boxed)
Machine Tool Builders Association Standard Gray

Davenport’s World of Attachments

A vast array of precision attachments offers more flexibility. Learn why the Model B gets the job done smoother, faster and more profitable.