Axminster Hobby Series AWSL Woodturning Lathe
Axminster Hobby Series AWSL Woodturning Lathe
£232.26 (£193.55 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series AWSL Woodturning Lathe

Code: 501245

  • 5 spindle speeds, 760-3,200 rpm
  • 240mm diameter turning capacity, 440mm between centres
  • Headstock, bed and tailstock constructed of heavy cast iron
  • 375W 1ph 230V smooth running induction motor
  • Supplied with drive centre, revolving tailstock centre, 75mm diameter faceplate
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£232.26 (£193.55 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series AWSL Woodturning Lathe
  • Axminster Hobby Series Bed Extension for AWSL & AWVSL Lathes
  • Axminster HSS Woodturning Tools Set
  • Proxxon 5 Piece HSS Chisel Set
Total: £443.70

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Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

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Distance Between Centres 440mm(17"), 965mm(38") with extension
Max Diameter over Bed 240mm
Model AWSL
Nett Weight 38kg
Overall L x W x H 865 x 205 x 365mm
Power 375W
Rating Hobby
Speed (5) 760-3,200rpm
Spindle Taper 2MT
Spindle Thread T04M 1" x 8tpi
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 16mm
Tailstock Taper 2MT
Reviews (7)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Sam Hamilton

27 October 2016

Great lathe.

Super lathe for my use. Quiet and robust. Standard delivery, came within 24 hours. Brilliant! Would highly recommend.

Myra Woolmington

3 October 2016

Rock steady lathe

After 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.
I mostly tend to make small items, and the steadiness is perfect for intricate detail. So far I haven't had to change the speed as it's fine on the slowest, but I can't imagine if I do need to change, that it will be too problematic. To excellent piece of kit.

Andy Canning

29 October 2015

AWSL Lathe - great for beginners

Really 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.
Apart from that, good value and reasonably well built.


19 December 2014

Great Lathe At A Great Price

Bought 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.

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