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Axminster Model Engineer Series C1 Micro Lathe
Axminster Model Engineer Series C1 Micro Lathe
£527.96 (£439.97 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Model Engineer Series C1 Micro Lathe

Code: 505101

  • Perfect introduction to metal turning
  • Small and lightweight, fits anywhere
  • Cast iron and steel construction
  • Capacity 140mm diameter, 250mm between centres
  • Electric variable speed control
  • Manual or powered lead screw feed
  • Extensive range of accessories
  • 80mm diameter 3-jaw self-centring chuck
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£527.96 (£439.97 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Model Engineer Series C1 Micro Lathe
  • Tungsten Carbide Lathe Tool Set 8mm
  • Axminster SIEG C1 Tailstock Chuck
Total: £579.88
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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

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Specification

Specification

Centre Height 70mm
Cross Slide Travel 50mm
Distance Between Centres 250mm
Leadscrew Pitch 1.5mm
Max Diameter over Bed 140mm
Model SIEG C1 MICRO
Nett Weight 22kg
Overall L x W x H 630 x 330 x 210mm
Power 150W
Rating Model Engineer
Spindle Bore 10.5mm
Spindle Speed 100-2,000rpm
Thread Pitch Range 0.5, 0.7, 0.8, 1.0, 1.25mm (Change wheel set required)
Headstock Taper 2MT
Tailstock Taper 1MT
Reviews (1)

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Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 review

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James

2 July 2014

A quality product for a reasonable price - with a drawback

I 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.

There are two drawbacks, one major, though easy to correct, and one minor though difficult to fix. The first is that axminster doesn't seem to sell a four jaw independent chuck for this lathe - but one can be obtained from a third party seller easily enough. The second is that the tailstock only offers 22mm of travel with the handwheel, and since the entire tailstock must be tightened down to the bed with a pair of bolts, it can be troublesome to drill holes any deeper than this while maintaining a true hole - if you want anything accurate, you're better off boring your holes out. In addition, aligning your tailstock straight and true is very fiddly, so be prepared to have some patience.

Overall a quality, well made machine, perfect for the hobbyist, but let down by a couple of difficult issues.

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