For those looking for a bench mounted woodturning lathe with slightly larger capacities and motor power plus the convenience of variable spindle speed with electronic control, but still within a reasonable budget, this model would be a great choice.
Made almost entirely in cast iron, the bed of this lathe has a finely ground top surface ensuring stability and minimal vibration during operation. The thick walled cast iron headstock and tailstock provide rigidity, coupled with strength and years of trouble-free turning pleasure. The tailstock has a 9mm bore allowing the use of a standard long-hole boring auger and features automatic ejection of centres. Quick release levers allow for easy and accurate positioning of tool rest and tailstock.
The lathe is powered by a 550W DC motor with electronic speed control that provides full torque across the speed range. The spindle speed range is from 500 to 4,080rpm, with a choice of two belt ratios. The spindle nose has the very common 1″ x 8tpi thread and a 2MT internal taper, so a large range of accessories is available.
Solid rubber feet help to eliminate movement whilst in operation. The tailstock barrel has 50mm of movement and includes a 2MT bore. An additional bed extension is available, giving an extra capacity of 670mm between centres. This is a great lathe for those looking for that extra power and capacity but retaining portability.
Supplied with Axminster drive and live centres, 150mm tool rest and 75mm faceplate.