Axminster Engineer Series SC4 Bench Lathe

Axminster Engineer Series SC4 Bench Lathe

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£1,789.50 - £1,839.50 (£1,491.25 - £1,532.92 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

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  • Medium capacity, high quality lathe suitable for workshop or school use
  • Electronically variable spindle speed range of 125-2,000rpm
  • 1000W high torque, brushless motor gives near silent running
  • Metric and imperial thread cutting, simple change wheel setting
  • Integral splash guard, optional drip tray and floor stand
  • Full range of accessories available, tooling, steadies etc.
  • Converts to a multi-purpose machine with the milling attachment

In Detail

This compact lathe of very modern design has many convenient facilities ideal for the enthusiastic model engineer, small component manufacturer or in a teaching environment (used in our Skill Centre). A very rigid induction hardened cast iron bed with ground slideways gives a high level of precision. The lathe is available in two models, a 410 and 510mm between centre versions. Both with a 210mm swing over the bed. This model has a 1,000W brushless DC high torque motor giving near silent running. A standard feature is the full electronic speed control with digital read-out of spindle speed, accessed by a push button control panel. Other very useful features included are cross and longitudinal power feed, quick lock tailstock and both metric and imperial thread cutting, ranging from 8-24 tpi or 0.25-3m. Also included, as standard, are a 4-way indexing tool post with 10mm tool shank capacity, transverse adjustment on the tailstock for taper turning and the rear splash guard. A 100mm 3-jaw chuck is supplied, the headstock spindle being through bored to 20mm diameter.There are many additional options available including a milling head to turn this machine into a very capable, small, all round machining centre. Suitable for bench mounting with perhaps the addition of the optional drip tray, or for independently mounting on the ruggedly built floor stand. A superb small machine.



Centre Height 105mm
Cross Slide Travel 100mm
Distance Between Centres 410mm (505111) 510mm (505189)
Leadscrew Pitch 2mm
Max Diameter over Bed 210mm
Model SC4
Nett Weight 125kg
Overall L x W x H 1,000 x 550 x 400mm
Power 1,000W (230V)
Spindle Bore 20mm
Spindle Speed 100 - 2,000rpm
Thread Pitch Range 0.25-3.0mm Metric, 8-24 tpi Imperial
Top Slide Travel 70mm
Headstock Taper 3MT
Tailstock Taper 2MT
Reviews (3)

Reviews (3)



15 January 2016


I have just taken delivery of a SC4/510. Axminster use the SC4/410 in their Skill Center and I was so impressed that I bought one. The lathe that I had before (e-Bayed off) was from another company (close to the city of Chester) and I wanted to up-grade. The SC4 was delivered last Wednesday (13/01/2016) and I had a small problem I called the service dept on the Thursday and the engineer came out on Friday morning. He diagnosed the problem and recommended a fix. (It turned out to be in my wiring at the workshop). I followed his recommendation and the lathe in now trouble free. There was no charge for the engineers visit even though the lathe was not at fault.
Now I don't know about you, but to me that is very good service. I cannot praise Axminster after sales service enough. Nothing was too much trouble, they even said that they would swap out the lathe if the engineer could not fix it.
The lathe itself will be reviewed later but I expect it will be a positive one.


30 July 2015

Axminster bench lathe

I have been using one of these lathes for over 5 years now and can highly recommend them.


8 January 2014

A fine lathe for the home workshop

The Axminster / Sieg SC4 is a very fine lathe with excellent features. Typical of Chinese production, a thorough strip down and careful fettling of all the components is necessary for best results.
Motor power and torque are excellent, although at low speeds it does labour. Power feed (including cross feed) is a good feature but limited by lack of reverse feed.
The saddle and cross table are very substantial.
Motor controls including variable speed are very easy to use.
Overall, an excellent machine.

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