Small in size yet packed full of features, this miniature lathe could provide the perfect introduction to those wanting to have a first try at metal turning. The machine is small enough to fit into the corner of a workshop and is light enough to be truly portable. The construction is predominantly of cast iron and steel. The capacities, 140mm diameter and 250mm between centres, are surprisingly large for a machine of this overall size. Features of note are the electric variable speed control, manual or powered lead screw feed and an extensive range of accessories. The lathe comes supplied with 80mm diameter 3-jaw self-centring chuck, tailstock centre and service tools. Maximum tool shank size is 8mm. This micro lathe is the ideal entry level machine that will not burn a huge hole in your pocket
|Cross Slide Travel||50mm|
|Distance Between Centres||250mm|
|Max Diameter over Bed||140mm|
|Model||SIEG C1 MICRO|
|Overall L x W x H||630 x 330 x 210mm|
|Thread Pitch Range||0.5, 0.7, 0.8, 1.0, 1.25mm (Change wheel set required)|
tony wisbey @ talk talk . net
12 February 2017
great small lathe.Supplied by AXMINSTER due to the heavy duty taper needle race bearing the machine is smooth when cutting steel and chatter free unlike other Chinese machines i have used. It has of course limitations due to its size but suites my needs the dovetail type bed provides good rigid turning. I needed to purchase the compound top slide for taper turning it also makes a complete machine very good purchase.
2 July 2014
A quality product for a reasonable price - with a drawbackI bought my C1 around half a year ago, and I must say that I was struck by the smoothness of operation and easy of use of this machine. Its motor at only 150W offers a relatively low max rev. ceiling of 2000, but this is enough for almost everything you could do, and it compensates with unexpectedly high torque from such a small motor. The carriage slides easily and true, and it's quite possible to achieve really good fits between mating components turned on this lathe.