Axminster Hobby Series AWVSL1000 Woodturning Lathe
Axminster Hobby Series AWVSL1000 Woodturning Lathe

NOW £359.96

Normally £456.49

(£299.97 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series AWVSL1000 Woodturning Lathe

Code: 501268

  • 750W 1ph 230V induction motor
  • Cast iron bed, headstock, tailstock and tool rest holder
  • Variomatic speed control 500-2,000rpm, 10 steps
  • Swivelling headstock indexed at 45° and 90°
  • Centre height 175mm
  • Distance between centres 1,100mm
  • Headstock can slide along the length of the bed, secure lever operated cam lock
  • Complete with floor stand, 4 prong drive centre, revolving centre, faceplate, tool rest extension and 300mm tool rest
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NOW £359.96

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(£299.97 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series AWVSL1000 Woodturning Lathe
  • Axminster Centre Finder
  • Axminster Clubman Chuck SK100 - 1" x 8tpi (ref T04M)
  • Axminster FM952 Safety Visor
Total: £511.06

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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.

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Distance Between Centres 1,100 mm
Max Diameter over Bed 370 mm
Model AWVSL1000
Nett Weight 97 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,680 mm x 470 mm x 1,155 mm
Power 750 W
Rating Hobby
Speed 500 - 2,000 rpm, 10 steps
Spindle Thread T04M 1" x 8 tpi
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 25 mm
Tailstock Taper 2 MT
Headstock Taper 2 MT
Reviews (17)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 17 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Glenn cornish

21 November 2016

Excellent starter lathe

Bought 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.

The variable speed is very useful - it's a mechanical system and chews up drive belts pretty quickly. I was left without a lathe for a short while waiting for another belt, so I'd recommend buying another belt or two when you buy one (which you should). The one caution about the variable speed is that you can only change speed while the lathe is running, so you can't start it with a large unbalanced blank while it's on fast and turn it down- it'll shake it to pieces!

The swivelling headstock is excellent especially at this price, I use it all the time for larger bowls.

The main downside is that various of the screw levers broke or rounded off very quickly. Still haven't got round to replacing them so I have mole wrenches gripped onto them in various places. The metal bar used to immobilise the spindle while undoing the face plate etc bent within a few goes - however it work hardened as it bent, so still works fine!

I believe I would have to spend considerably more to buy a significantly better lathe. I've never regretted buying it. I expect it to last many more years.

Mr t

11 November 2016

Very good quality

Ideal for doing both light and heavy work very powerful

Daniel Harrison

4 May 2016


I 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.
The only thing I think it is missing is a spindle lock.
All in all this is a brilliant machine and so much easier to use than my last lathe everything is smooth and works brilliant, thanks great job Axminster :)


12 April 2016

Good money

Handy money

Simon Gardiner

4 April 2016

Highly recommended

I 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!
This lathe is clearly a well made and sturdy piece of equipment. I have been using it for a couple of years now and I remain impressed.
It has proved reliable and robust and has coped easily with my learning curve and escaped unscathed following the odd error I have made.
The motor seems sufficiently powerful and speed selection is simple. In fact the lathe also functions as a disk sander a drum sander and a buffing machine.
The legs and base are not quite as solid as the lathe itself and the position of the motor means if you buy an extra faceplate - get another like the one originally supplied or you may not have enough clearance.
Considering the price this is is an excellent bit of kit and I would recommend as a hobby machine.

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