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RapidTurn ™ transforms your Tormach PCNC Mill into a 5C chucker lathe.


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RapidTurn™ provides real CNC lathe functionality without taking up precious shop floor space. Set-up takes just a few minutes and RapidTurn™ is just as easily stored out of the way when not needed.

One Setup for Turning and Milling

RapidTurn™ has a manual index plate with a locking pin. Parts can be securely positioned in 15° increments for secondary work with the PCNC’s primary milling spindle, making it ideal for cutting wrench flats or drilling cross holes on turned parts without additional setups.



A complete suite of accessories are available to help RapidTurn™ tackle almost any small turning job: quick change toolholders, adjustable tailstock, tooling, 3-Jaw chuck, and more.

RapidTurn runs on PathPilot®, Tormach’s professional level CNC machine control system. PathPilot’s lathe interface is easy-to-use and easy-to-operate.


It can fit up to a one inch diameter bar.

Yes, but the tool changer cannot be operated while using the RapidTurn.

No. The RapidTurn uses the mill’s included variable frequency drive (VFD) to run its spindle motor. During turning operation, the mill’s spindle motor is disconnected and inoperable.

The RapidTurn™ is programmed just like the 15L Slant-PRO lathe and utilizes the same XZ lathe post-processors as the 15L. The RapidTurn™ can also be programmed at the machine via PathPilot’s built in conversational turning interface.

The RapidTurn™ is compatible with PCNC 1100 and PCNC 770 mills (Series II or Series III). The RapidTurn™ cannot be used with the PCNC 440 or non-Tormach mills.

We recommend our 0XA Quick Change Tool Holding System and 3/8” lathe tooling.

No.  RapidTurn™ has a manual index plate for positioning and securely locking work at 15° increments.

Yes.  We recommend purchasing the RapidTurn Upgrade Kit.  You can continue to use the same tooling that came with your original Duality Lathe.

No.  You must have our PathPilot® control system installed to use RapidTurn™.  Click here to learn how to upgrade to PathPilot.

The Programming key set (PN 37174) is needed for using RapidTurn™ on the PCNC 1100.  It is not needed for the PCNC 770.

Yes.  You will need to purchase this kit unless you have previously installed it for the High Speed Spindle Kit (PN 35178)

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