This extension bed is designed to suit the AH-1218 and AH-1218VS bench top hobby woodturning lathes, increasing the capacity to a very useful 1,130mm between centres. It is ideal for turning table legs, standard lamps etc. Supplied with fixing bolts and rubber feet to match your lathe.
31 August 2015
a great upgradeThis was easy to fit. In fact it took longer to clear space for it than to attach it. This had the added benefit of adding weight and stability. I've been able to run the lathe at much higher revs with out of round blanks. An interesting feature which isn't mentioned in the description is that the far end of the extension is exactly the same as the end of the lathe bed, complete with threaded holes. This means that in theory, you could extend the lathe indefinitely! Very pleased with it.
5 August 2015
Fits other lathesHaving previously looked at several Axminster Hobby lathes I reckoned a lot of the fittings we're pretty generic. I measured up the AH1218 lathe in the shop and compared it with my Scheppach dmt 450, it looked a good fit and because of Axminsters good returns policy I took a punt, sure enough it went straight on. The only fettling was filing a couple of thou off about 1 inch of the inside of the bed track on one side of my lathe where it sat proud at the join.