A small hobby lathe with five spindle speeds, 240mm diameter turning capacity and 440mm between centres. Well suited to the newcomer to turning who has a limited budget available and only space enough for a small lathe. The headstock, bed and tailstock are constructed of heavy cast iron whilst the 375W induction motor has more than enough power for the type of projects likely to be produced on a lathe of this size. The five spindle speeds give a useful range of between 760-3,200rpm. Both the headstock spindle and tailstock barrel are bored to take 2MT accessories, with the spindle having the common 1" x 8tpi thread. The tailstock also has a hollow barrel to enable long hole boring. Supplied with Axminster drive and revolving tailstock centres, 75mm diameter faceplate and 150mm tool rest.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.
|Distance Between Centres||440mm(17"), 965mm(38") with extension|
|Max Diameter over Bed||240mm|
|Overall L x W x H||865 x 205 x 365mm|
|Spindle Thread||T04M 1" x 8tpi|
|Tool Rest Stem Diameter||16mm|
3 October 2016
Rock steady latheAfter upgrading from a proxxon db250, this lathe is a dream to use. It's quiet, well balanced and very easy to use. The tool rest is a good size.
29 October 2015
AWSL Lathe - great for beginnersReally good for pen making and small boxes. Just don't be tempted to use it's maximum capacity because 700 + rpm is way too fast for anything over about 4 inches diameter. I'm going to have to upgrade to a variable speed version to get a slow enough speed to cope with bowls and platters.
19 December 2014
Great Lathe At A Great PriceBought this lathe to return to woodturning what afantastic tool and it has paid for itself as its great for making pens would recommend this lathe to anyone.
1 May 2014
Worth every penny.Fantastic lathe for the price.
12 May 2013
Great first latheExcellent lathe, plenty of power and strength. I may not have much specifications for a lathe as its my first but it has everything I need. The only fault was that it was supposed to come with a revolving tail stock but it didn't so I must email Axminster about this. I'm glad it came with a faceplate as I was able to make some nice bowls without having to buy a chuck. Definitely worth the price and it fits perfectly into my small workshop