Fryer Machine

World’s Best-Made Toolroom Lathe

ET Toolroom Series - Toolroom Turning

The Fryer Easy Turn Lathe is easier to use than a conventional lathe while offering the productivity of a CNC Touch screen programming provides simple conversational, fill-in-the-blank menus making it extremely easy to learn In addition, the Easy Turn’s unique Simultaneous Verify feature makes part programming faster and more eff icient As each step of the program is entered into the touch screen menu the verify feature draws and immediately displays the step in a clear 3D graphic eliminating the need for time consuming error checking Painstaking manual set-ups for threading, chamfers, and contours are easily completed by the Easy Turn’s handle driven “Do One” cycles and electronic stops.




  • Manual mode with dual handles
  • Joystick for manual feed control
  • Manual control of feedrate and spindle speed
  • Electronic stops in manual mode
  • Manual champher mode with handles
  • Teach mode
  • Do One mode for threading, facing and turning
  • Automatic CNC mode
  • Simple conversational programing
  • G code editor runs Fanuc G code
  • One-touch set-up buttons
  • Solid model part verification shows entire part being cut
  • Handwheel run feature makes proving out programs safer
  • 400 IPM rapid feedrate
  • 10 and 15 HP spindle motors
  • Simple tool management - increases productivity
  • Electronic spindle speed control
  • 2 speed auto-shift gearbox



  • Siemens High Speed all digital control system - Ultra reliable
  • Regenerative drives save 40% electrical use
  • Digital drives provide better accuracy and surface finish
  • Absolute encoders - no homing required
  • Brushless servo spindle motor provides better torque
  • Modular electronics package uses 50% less parts than competitors
  • Live tooling and C axis available
  • Web server technology allows remote monitoring of CNC



  • High quality thermally stable Meehanite castings
  • Hardened and ground ways with Turcite B liners
  • PLC driven way lube pump reduces oil use
  • C3 grade double nut ball screws with class 7 bearings
  • D1-6 and D1-8 spindle nose
  • Dry sump headstock lube system
  • Hand built precision +/- .0002” entire travel
  • Test part cut and shipped with each machine
  • Two-year warranty







Barnes Industries has increased productivity in their shop and achieved
a 75% savings on cycle times since their purchase of a Fryer ET-21 lathe in 2012.
Their ET-21 machine performed above expectations and provided
better accuracy for their production of ballscrew components.





Dorian Tool Post

Quick change Dorian manual tool post is the perfect way to hold your cutting tools. Package includes 5-piece holder set, riser block, coolant port and installation.


Operator Console

Operator console is mounted on a sliding rail and rotates 90 degrees for ease of use. Includes 2 handwheels for manual movement of X and Z axis. Also included is a joy stick for feed control of X and Z axis and a course / fine switch.


4 Position Tool Post

The electronic 4 position tool post automatically indexes to the next tool. This unit holds standard 1” tooling and is available for the ET-18, 21 and 25. Can be indexed manually with ‘next tool’ button or automatically with program control.


8 Position Turret

Automatic 8 tool turret holds ¾” tooling (ET-16,18) or 1” tooling (ET-21,25). Features coolant thru the turret and comes with 3 ID tool blocks. Can be indexed manually with ‘next tool’ button or automatically with program


Live Tool Turret

The Live Tool Turret package includes a 10 HP live tool spindle motor with rigid tap and a surface transformation feature. This feature provides full milling cycles such as pocketing and contouring to be easily programmed using the conversational menus. These turrets will accept live tooling at any station using a VDI toolplate. Includes upgrade to Siemens 2200 CNC.



Heavy duty tailstock is standard on all models. Features a robust MT-5 taper and precision ground quill.


Automatic Tool Setter

Automatic tool setter makes set-up fast and easy. Motorized arm swings down from parked position to and then automatically sets the X and Z offset.


Geared Headstock

Precision built 2 speed geared headstock features high speed operation and low speed torque. Auto shift feature is standard. (option on ET-16)