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Axminster Model Engineer Series SC2 Mini Lathe
Axminster Model Engineer Series SC2 Mini Lathe
£810.95 (£675.79 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Model Engineer Series SC2 Mini Lathe

Code: 505102

  • Constructed almost entirely of cast iron giving great rigidity
  • Precision V-bed with ground slideways
  • Fully featured saddle and carriage assembly including powered lead screw
  • New technology high torque brushless DC 500W motor
  • 4-way tool post
  • Change wheel set provides thread cutting between 0.4-2.0mm and 12-52 tpi
  • Supplied with 80mm 3-jaw chuck, 2MT centre, change wheel set and wrench set
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£810.95 (£675.79 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Model Engineer Series SC2 Mini Lathe
  • Tungsten Carbide Lathe Tool Set 8mm
  • Axminster SIEG SC2 Metric Thread Dial Indicator
  • Axminster Taper Fit Drill Chuck Arbor 2MT JT6
Total: £850.83
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This mini lathe features a high torque brushless DC 500W motor which is very quiet and powerful in operation. Because the motor has ample torque at low speed there in no need for a gearbox, a super smooth belt drive transferring power to the spindle, the spindle speed being selected by a simple control knob. The electronic control system ensures controlled starting and stopping to reduce the strain on the drive train. Constructed almost entirely of cast iron with ground bedways, and having a fully featured saddle and carriage assembly, a tailstock with spindle taper turning capability and a variable speed spindle drive, giving a stepless speed range of 100-2,500 rpm. A powered leadscrew with a change wheel set gives metric thread range of 0.4-2.0mm pitch. This lathe is supplied with an oil tray, splash guard, 3 jaw self centring chuck, electrically interlocked chuck guard, change wheel set, 2MT centre and wrench set. Optional extras include an ER32 collets holder, a four jaw independent chuck and a plug-in spindle speed display. An excellent choice for the enthusiastic model engineer or possibly school use. Maximum 8mm shank tooling.

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Specification

Centre Height 90mm
Cross Slide Travel 62mm
Distance Between Centres 300mm
Max Diameter over Bed 180mm
Model SC2
Nett Weight 43kg
Overall L x W x H 720 x 300 x 290mm
Power 500W 230V
Rating Model Engineer
Spindle Bore 20mm
Spindle Speed 100-2,500 rpm
Thread Pitch Range 0.4-2.0mm (10 thread pitches)
Top Slide Travel 55mm
Headstock Taper 3MT
Tailstock Taper 2MT
Reviews (5)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

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Les Hulbert

25 December 2015

SC2 lathe

I have had an Axminster SC2 lathe for quite a while and the only improvement I would suggest is to improve the tail stock locking.
It is impossible to lock when it is up close to the head stock as one can't get a spanner in.
A friend of mine designed a system to lock it using an "over centre" lever operation.
I copied it, with a minor improvement to adjust the locking plate under the lathe bed.
It works quite well but I think the manufacturer's should think a bit harder about the nut/spanner idea.
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Ian McDonald

21 November 2014

Excellent Little Lathe

I have a Boxford 10-30 and some work is a little small to perform easily on it. I bought this lathe to turn smaller components and it is a delight. In this price range you are not expect to get a high precision tool but I was surprised by the value for money and the reasonable accuracy even as it came out of the box. The internet is full of modifications for the small Sieg lathes which turn up in many guises globally so it can only get better. As usual this was combined with Axminster’s faultless customer service.
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Ian McDonald

21 November 2014

Excellent Little Lathe

I have a Boxford 10-30 and some work is a little small to perform easily on it. I bought this lathe to turn smaller components and it is a delight. In this price range you are not expect to get a high precision tool but I was surprised by the value for money and the reasonable accuracy even as it came out of the box. The internet is full of modifications for the small Sieg lathes which turn up in many guises globally so it can only get better. As usual this was combined with Axminster’s faultless customer service.
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Steve

7 October 2014

Fine for hobby use

I bought this lathe with no prior experience of metal turning but even so have a few observations. The tailstock on mine appeared to be vey slightly too high and so not central to the head stock. With no adjustment available I resolved this by removing metal on the running surface of the tailstock until true. I also added running guides front and back to the tailstock to reduce sideways movement and wobble when altering the distance and tightening the lock nut which is in an awkward place.
There is not really many extras for this unit, an extra tool post would be handy without having to pay out for the quick change version which is available for the micro lathe.
As a lathe newb I'm learning pretty fast and after fettling my lathe can get quite accurate results though a machinist would probably laugh at my definition of accuracy!
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Jon

15 May 2014

Excellent small lathe

Arrived this morning, unpacked cleaned and up and running in under an hour, put a test piece in 7 inches long and turned it down full length using the lead screw, this is without any Fettling whatsoever, just bolted to the bench and turned on, only out by 0.090 over 7 inches, fantastic accuracy for such a low cost lathe. Highly recommended.

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