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The Model 8A Toolmakers Precision Lathe, produced by The Wade Tool Company of Waltham, Massachusetts, was a first-class tool room machine, rivaling the machines of Rivett, Hardinge, and other manufacturers of high precision lathes.  Discontinued in 1959, the 8A still enjoys a loyal following of satisfied owners.

Wade, still in business in Chelsea, Massachusetts, (, have kindly given me permission to host this site and provide an information resource for all those interested in the Model 8A lathe. 




Site created and maintained by Andy FitzGibbon

Elkins, WV


If you have questions about 8A lathes, information 

to share, or would like to join the owners 

registry, please send me an email.