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Welcome to Standard Modern Lathes - reliable North American built lathes

With a long history of manufacturing engine lathes in North America, Standard Modern is one of the oldest and most recognized brands in the machine tool industry.

2-Year Warranty*

Industry Leader

We stand behind our equipment and are confident in the quality our machinery. Two year warranty offered on all engine lathe models.

Over 80 Years


Established over 80 years ago, Standard Modern offers years of knowledage and experience.

Engine Lathes

Wide Range

Choose from a wide range of manual lathes, a variety of types and sizes to meet your needs.

CNC Lathes


Standard Modern lathes go beyond manual lathes, find automated CNC lathes for your production needs.


Quick List of Our Machine Models

Manual Lathes

  • 13" Swing
  • 16" Swing
  • 20" Swing
  • 26" Swing

CNC Lathes

  • 1400 CM
  • 1400 CNC
  • 1700 CNC
  • 2000 CNC

Product Details and Specifications

More information will be available once our full site has launched. We apologize for any inconvenience but in the meantime we invite you to contact us toll free in North America at 1-888-514-1661.

Get To Know Us

A little bit of history

Standard Machine & Tool was founded in 1931 by two partners in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In 1935, an unrelated company began operations in Toronto as Modern Tools Works. Staveley Industries, a British company, purchased both Standard Machine & Tool Ltd. and Modern Tool Works Ltd. in 1955. The combined entity was incorporated under the name Standard Modern Tool Company Ltd. with operations in Toronto.

Over the last 83 years ownership has changed but the quality and pride has always been of high importance till this day and as always Standard Modern lathes are still manufacturered in North America.

With over 17,000 Standard Modern installations in North America, Standard Modern lathes are being used extensively in precision, high-tech machine shops, used by both the Canadian and United States military and by many technical colleges and trade schools.

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Toll Free North America: 1.888.514.1661.     Email: sales[at]standardmodernlathes.com