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.
|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|
|Spindle Thread||1" x 8tpi (ref T04M)|
|Tool Rest Stem Diameter||25mm|
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!
13 January 2016
Just Out the boxTo be fair, I'm reviewing the Axminster M950 (?) Lathe.
17 March 2015
Great Value Hobby LatheSqueezed this into the back of my Mondeo from the shop no problem. But, at 96 Kg, you'll need help getting it out again. Very quick to assemble. The spanner that comes with it for the non-locking headstock spindle is perfectly adequate, and you can use a heavier duty one if you want so, despite other comments, it's not really a consideration, given the price. The fact that the headstock can turn outboard is appealing, but be warned that the price of Axminster's freestanding tool rest is in excess of £300. That might put you off getting one and ever exploiting the feature. A generous working bowl diameter is provided in any case over the bed. The twin centre distance is massive - hard to see if I will ever use all of that. Legs are a touch on the flimsy side when an out of balance piece of roughing is required, and you have to reduce the speed to stop it shuddering all over your shop. But if you can secure them to your floor using the foot holes provided, that should improve things. I made 2 little MDF platforms, each with 4 castors for each end of the lathe. If I want to move it, I lift one end, kick-roll the platform under the 2 legs, do the same at the other end - roll it to the desired position - and reverse the process when in place. No need for any help. The manual speed adjustment, which has ten settings, is very quick and easy, and I can't justify paying all that extra cash for a similar machine with electronic speed control. Overall, this is a great buy for the amateur - just be sure you won't regret being capped at 2000 rpm. The drive centre and tailstock live centre supplied are both excellent.