Welcome to Downriver Tools

Welcome to Downriver Tools

We specialize in producing Plan Sets & Kits  to convert Bench-Top and Tool Room lathes into production turret lathes. Our products are designed to assist machinists needing quantities of duplicate parts but who cannot justify the large financial commitment to CNC or automatic screw machine platforms. We also have designs to fill the niche made vacant by hard-to-find (and very expensive) lathe accessories. Whether you are a specialty manufacturer, inventor, or hobbyist, we have a tool design to suit your needs.

Click on About Us page for helpful information on selecting a turret. You will also find a free drawing sample, and videos of several tools in action.

Check out the Tools & Accessories  tab for headstocks, collets and accessories made by Sherline and other manufacturers that are compatible with our Bed Turrets. Check back often to watch our line grow.

We are the exclusive on-line distributors of Historic Models & Reproductions products. Under new ownership, we welcome back this fine line of casting and plan sets for stationary and marine steam engines. We look forward to many more years of serving their new and existing customers.

A long-awaited service is here! All Drawing Sets are now available for digital (pdf) download.