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||1,100 mm|
|Headstock Taper||2 MT|
|Max Diameter over Bed||370 mm|
|Nett Weight||97 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,680 mm x 470 mm x 1,155 mm|
|Speed||500 - 2,000 rpm, 10 steps|
|Spindle Thread||T04M 1" x 8 tpi|
|Tailstock Taper||2 MT|
|Tool Rest Stem Diameter||25 mm|
8 December 2017
Very good value for what you get – so don’t let the “Hobby” tag put you offThis is undoubtedly a beginners lathe which lacks some of the nice to have features e.g. doesn’t have a high speed, doesn’t offer reverse or indexing. It does however have a long cast iron bed, powerful motor and a generous capacity (swing).
3 December 2017
Axminster Hobby Series AWVSL1000 Woodturning Latheexcellent machine
30 November 2017
I agree with all the previous comments. One or two had a problem with the wrench for locking the spindle bending, l don't see how that could happen unless you were a bit rough with it.I have my lathe scenes 2011 and it's still going strong. I think it's an excellent starter lathe it not to big and the price ie affordable. With the excellent service from Axminster it's a no-brainer
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