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Buy Used Lathes

Certified quality direct from the manufacturer

We offer lathes that have been tested according to the manufacturer's specifications. With our APPROVED certification program, we can guarantee the quality of your machine. You can now find all of our used machines and demonstration machines in our CNC-Scout


  • Immediate availability in certified quality from the manufacturer
  • Up to 12 months warranty
  • Individual consultation from our experts
  • Comprehensive customer service and technical support 
  • Take advantage of our attractive financing options for used machines
  • Thinking of selling your machine? Request your buyback offer online now for your DMG MORI machine or a machine from another manufacturer 


Your portal for all immediately available stock and used machines

With our CNC Scout you can quickly and easily find all available machines from DMG MORI. Use our filter function specially developed for machine tools to find the perfect machine - so nothing stands in the way of the immediate machining of your parts – with the DMG MORI quality that you are accustomed to.


DMG MORI APPROVED certification program

The highest quality requirements for used machine tools

Certified quality by DMG MORI Used Machines

All lathes with the APPROVED quality seal are tested and refurbished by DMG MORI Used Machines in strict compliance with the manufacturer's specifications. Each machine goes through an established inspection process:


1. Incoming quality inspection

The machines are first cleaned thoroughly and then visually inspected. This inspection establishes the overall visual condition of the machines, with special attention being paid to the identification of hidden defects, such as worn guides or damaged drives. As a manufacturer, we have access to the entire service history and examine it in detail. 


2. Functional testing

The component inspection is followed by an inspection of all lathe functions. This includes thorough testing of the individual components, such as the spindle, the turret, the tailstock, the tool magazine and the tool changer. For maximum accuracy, all axes are measured according to the manufacturer’s specifications and realigned if necessary. We record the measurement results in a geometry report so our clients can see the accuracy of our machines for themselves.

DMG MORI also checks the control systems of used lathes and updates them to the latest possible software version.


3. Repair

All worn parts and defects identified during the inspections are removed and any defective parts are replaced with new spare parts. In the final step, all fluids are refilled and the machine is cleaned carefully.


4. Outgoing quality inspection

The final quality assurance includes endurance testing and an inspection based on a specific checklist. Now nothing stands in the way of trouble-free use of the machine for the remainder of its life.


Key information at a glance

What advantages do used lathes offer?

What advantages do used lathes offer?

Used lathes can offer a cost-effective alternative to the purchase of new machines. You also benefit from the swift availability of the lathes. With the DMG MORI APPROVED quality seal, we offer you a comprehensive package where you don’t have to worry about the condition and quality of the desired machine. You can also enjoy all the benefits of financing or you can trade in your old machine, from any manufacturer.

How do I find the right used lathe?

How do I find the right used lathe?

If you are looking to buy a used CNC lathe, you should consider several important factors so that you get the best machine for the machining of your workpieces.

Selecting the right machine:

You should check the technical specifications of the machine thoroughly to ensure that it can perform the desired machining. Pay attention to basic properties, such as the travel path, the lathe type, the tool holder and the control system: 

Travel path:

The key parameter for the travel path of a lathe is the turning length. In general, this value describes the distance between the main spindle and the counter-spindle/tailstock that can be used for machining. The distance must be long enough to enable the machining of the desired workpiece. The higher the turning length, the larger the machine. You should therefore consider the space requirements and the weight of the machine in your planning.

Lathe type:

You should also use the characteristics of your desired workpiece as a reference. If you increasingly produce the same parts in large quantities, you should select a machine optimised for series production. This includes not only the machine's structural and machining components, but also other factors such as the supply of raw material via a bar feeder or the removal of finished parts via a conveyor belt. If you want your machining to be as flexible as possible, you should choose a universal lathe. 

Turret and tool holder:

Lathe turrets can hold different numbers of tools. If the machining process involves strong cutting forces, you should select a stable tool holder, such as a VDI 40. You might need driven tools for certain machining stages. If this is the case, you should make sure that the turret has driven tool slots.  

Control system:

The control system is an important factor to consider when selecting your machine. It should fit your preferences, skills and work processes. 

Drives and stability:

You should check whether the drives are designed for the desired type of machining and materials to be machined. For example, high-strength metals require a suitable spindle speed in rpm and sufficient spindle power in (KW). With high chip volumes, e.g. during roughing, large forces are generated that have to be produced by the spindle and compensated for by the stability of the machine. When machining particularly heavy workpieces with dynamic cutting values, it is important to ensure sufficient stability and rigidity of the machine bed. 

DMG MORI Used Machines offers a wide range of machines of various types. We offer all DMG MORI models, from conventional turning lathes all the way to highly flexible turning and milling centres. In addition to small automatic lathes, our product range also includes universal lathes with a large distance between the centres.

What should you look out for when purchasing a used lathe?

What should you look out for when purchasing a used lathe?


You should first check the condition of the machine. You need to differentiate between actual damage, defects or signs of wear and tear that could impair the machining quality and unavoidable signs of usage. It is always advisable to inspect the machine. In the best case, you may even be able to do this while the machine is still operational, and you can see for yourself that all components are functioning properly. 

General aspects:

In addition to finding the right machine, ensuring its future servicing is also crucial. This includes both the availability of spare parts and a reliable customer service that will support you when needed. The precision of the machine has a major impact on the quality of the workpieces being machined; in some cases, it all comes down to hundredths or even thousandths of a mm. You should ask for a geometric inspection to ensure the accuracy of all axes. DMG MORI Used Machines records this inspection in a geometry report.

Defects cannot be ruled out with complex used machines. This is why we developed the DMG MORI APPROVED certification program. We want to make sure that the CNC lathe you purchase will meet your needs and make your business successful in the long term.

Are you looking to sell your lathe?

Are you looking to sell your lathe?

At DMG MORI Used Machines, we make it extremely easy to sell your DMG MORI machines or products from other manufacturers, such as Mazak, Hermle or Okuma – whether you want to trade in the machine for a new one or just sell an old machine. Simply inquire about machine buyback without any obligation.