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 cast iron 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.
|Distance Between Centres||1,100mm (43.3")|
|Max Diameter over Bed||370mm|
|Overall L x W x H||1,680 x 470 x 1,155mm|
|Speed||500 - 2,000 rpm, 10 steps|
|Spindle Thread||T04M 1" x 8tpi|
|Tool Rest Stem Diameter||25mm|
21 November 2016
Excellent starter latheBought this for my first hobby lathe a few years ago. Firstly it is really solid, however it does need to be bolted to the floor to stand any chance with unbalanced blanks.
11 November 2016
Very good qualityIdeal for doing both light and heavy work very powerful
4 May 2016
BrilliantI purchased the lathe just before Christmas, before this I had been turning on my granddads lathe for about 6 months before the motor died I had decided that I wanted to keep doing wood turning. So I started looking at lathes all I knew was I wanted something a bit bigger as before I could only turn 9" diameter so 14" on board is brilliant for me and the fact you can turn the head stock outboard means you can turn a bit bigger if it desire, because you don't know what you will do in the future. This lathe comes with a live centre for the tail stock a four prong drive for the head stock and a reasonably sized faceplate so you have everything you need there to turn spindles and/or bowls. The change between speed is smooth and seamless as long as you move the leaver slowly don't force it. The lock for the tool rest is brilliant if its slightly loose you just loosen the bar and tighten the nut underneath slightly by hand and when you use the leaver its nice and tight again I use silicone spray on my lathe bed repels moisture and helps the rest slide easily.
12 April 2016
Good moneyHandy money
4 April 2016
Highly recommendedI always fancied wood turning so when I (semi) retired I bought myself a lathe and accessories. I accept I don't have much of a frame of reference but after much reading of reviews and excellent and helpful advice from Axminster staff took the plunge!