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Axminster Hobby Series AWVSL1000 Woodturning Lathe

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Key Features

  • 750W 1ph 230V induction motor
  • Variomatic speed control 500-2,000rpm
  • Swivelling headstock indexed at 45° and 90°
  • Centre height 175mm
  • Distance between centres 1,100mm
  • Headstock is free to slide along the length of the bed
  • Complete with floor stand, 4 prong drive centre, revolving centre, faceplate, tool rest extension and 300mm tool rest

Description

Four major features set this lathe apart: 1. The centre height is a full 185mm giving a massive 370mm(14") maximum turning diameter over the bed and the ability to turn larger diameter bowls without the need to rotate the head. 2. The distance between centres is a very useful 1,100mm for turning longer spindles and similar items. 3. The swivelling headstock is also free to slide along the length of the bed, giving the facility to position the head in the most convenient position to suit the item being turned. The headstock can also be swivellled. 4. A larger motor to match the larger capacites. The AWVSL1000 is a powerful value-for-money machine with plenty of capacity and is now supplied with a pair of Axminster centres. Supplied with 4 prong Axminster drive centre, Axminster revolving tailstock centre, 150mm faceplate, outboard tool rest extension, 300mm tool rest and stand.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.

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Additional Information
Distance Between Centres 1,100mm (43.3")
Max Diameter Over Bed 370mm
Model AWVSL1000
Nett Weight 97kg
Overall L X W X H 1,680 x 470 x 1,155mm
Power 750W
Rating Hobby
Speed 500-2,000rpm
Spindle Taper 2MT
Spindle Thread 1" x 8tpi (ref T04M)
Taper Tailstock 2MT
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 25.4mm
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Customer Reviews

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By: Howard Temperley

Posted: 26 June 2014

I had the Perform version of this lathe.......the same in most if not all respects as the AWVSL 1000. I sold it on due to a pending house move and am now looking to buy again. I always found the lathe well up to anything I placed between the centres or on the face plate. To rate it as a hobby machine is rather conservative because it just goes on and on never complaining no matter what. I will have no hesitation in purchasing the AWVSL 1000 based on my recollections of the Perform model that i had before. It is a little on the heavy side but once set up weight is a distinct advantage because it just doesnt move at all.

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By: Rhys Barter

Posted: 14 April 2014

I brought my lathe in may 2013, and it is still going strong. this is a very good machine with a lot of features. I was interested in lathes at school so I decided to try a bit of turning at home. this lathe is very good for spindle turning and I have used it for bowl turning, and pen turning as well. easy to assemble, and very good value for money. a good lathe for the simple beginner

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By: Bob Whittaker

Posted: 30 January 2014

I bought this lathe in November 2012, as it is my first lathe I really didn't know what I needed, just one that was reasonably cheap so I could get started. Now I’m hooked.
Now one year on I think I am in a position to give a reasonably accurate review. First let me say that this lathe will take anything that the novice can throw at it, I know because I have done it, yes I have stalled the motor, yes I have had wood fly off the bed and yes I have turned 16 inch diameter tree trunks “off” the bed and never once has the motor (750w = 1HP approx) got hot or even looked like failing.
The cast iron bed is very sturdy but I didn’t like the tray underneath so I built a trestle table using 4 by 4in wood for the legs so now when it creeps a little it doesn’t dig in to my concrete floor quite so much. The long bed makes it ideal for spindle work without having to buy bed lengthening add-ons.
The headstock is driven using the Varispeed system which means that to raise and lower the speed the pulleys open and close causing the belt to ride up and down the pulleys. This does cause wear on the belt and if it’s worked hard like mine, (6 days a week at least 5 hours a day) this will wear out the belt, the result of this is as the belt gets thinner it gradually closes the drive pulley which makes it ride higher up the pulley and everything goes slightly faster ‘till eventually the belt wears out. This is ok for spindle work where everything is over the bed and the wood is either round or square stock but it can get a bit hairy starting off a not quite balanced lump off the bed. I keep spare belts and fit a new one for starting off when I need to run as slow as possible and then change back to the old one. I knew before I bought that the Varispeed system would wear out belts but for me it hasn’t been a problem.
For spindle work I don’t think you can fault this lathe, even for bowl work it does the job, you just have to be a little more careful with out of round off the bed large projects but as I have proved, it will do it. Overall it’s a well made, affordable lathe that I would recommend to anyone just starting out who like me didn’t want to spend a lot on something they have never tried before but just take it slow and like me, you will be addicted.

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By: jack

Posted: 20 January 2014

I ordered this machine at 3.00pm and it arrived at 9.00am the next day, very easy to assemble, and was very pleased with its performance will defiantly recommend you has it does every thing that is described. Many thanks for fast delivery and help on the phone..jack

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By: Mick

Posted: 27 October 2013

Collected lathe yesterday by TNT and box was strapped to a pallet and arrived on time,when taking pallet off wagon both me and driver struggled to take it off, it became clear this is not really a one man job, unless like what I did was to open box and remove headstock(very heavy) from bed of lathe, undo bolt underneath,remove tool rest parts, one bolt, and tail stock, one bolt,, removed legs(light weight not fasten to lathe) and rest of bits, only leaving lathe bed.
Removed lathe bed by myself, but needed a lift once frame had been built.
Overall would have given five stars, but the weight is an issue.
Machine running perfectly true, put a dial gauge on bed, very good value for the money,

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