The AT1016VS is the smallest woodturning lathe within our Trade Series range. It offers the same level of quality and user friendliness as its larger cousins but in a compact package. This lathe shares the same bed as the AT1416VS, so is extremely stable in use. It is powered by a 560W DC brush motor which runs exceptionally quietly for this type of motor. The controls are all conveniently grouped together on the end of the bed with the On/Off power switch, speed control knob and reversing switch falling easily to hand. An LED display shows the spindle speed in real time. The headstock spindle is supported by twin ball bearings, spaced widely apart to give rigidity, and is fitted with the common M33 x 3.5mm thread. The spindle is driven by a multi V-belt with a choice of three ratios giving a very wide spread of spindle speeds. There is also a 24-position indexing facility, with a magnetic down pin holding the position selected.
The tailstock has a very precise mechanism, with the barrel being etch marked for precision drilling. Held by a cam lock lever, it slides along the bed very easily and has minimal side movement. The tool rest holder is also locked quickly by a secure cam lock, the tool rest post being off set for greater strength.
Carrying handles are fitted at each end of the bed, and four rubber screw-in feet are provided.
There is an extension bed for the lathe, plus floor stands for both the lathe and extension bed; all are available as optional extras.
Supplied with Axminster manufactured 4-prong drive and revolving tailstock centres, knock out bar, 3" faceplate and spindle holding spanner.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and depend on the type of centres or accessories used.
|Distance Between Centres||400mm, depending on the type of centres fitted|
|Max Diameter over Bed||250mm|
|Overall L x W x H||900 x 390 x 365mm|
|Power||560W, 230V 1ph|
|Speed||170 - 960 / 300 - 1,660 / 660 - 3,600 rpm|
|Spindle Thread||T38 M33 x 3.5mm|
|Tool Rest Stem Diameter||16mm|
25 March 2017
Great LatheRecently upgraded to this lathe after using an old second hand Axminster lathe that I'd purchased from the ads when starting to learn how to wood turn. I wanted a medium sized lathe at a reasonable price and this fitted the bill perfectly. I also purchased the correct floor stand too as I didn't want it bench mounted. The first nice thing that I'd noticed upon opening the box, it was all very well packaged and virtually all pre-assembled. The motor was already bolted onto the belly of the lathe and the same with the tool rest. The electronic control box was separate in order to protect it but was very easy to attach. This lathe is solidly built and runs exceptionally quiet which is a bonus if like me your workshop is in the garage and you're trying not to annoy your other half in the house with the noise! In operation I can't fault this machine. Once it's degreased and you've got your choice of chuck on, and your belt ratio set, then it's a joy to use. The mechanism for changing the pulley ( hi - med - lo ) is also very simple and easy to do. There are a few minor negatives however but they don't relate to the quality of the lathe. Firstly the manual in the box was worthless as it was simply an ambiguous two sided sheet. Axminster produce a free online pictorial setup guide so I referred to that instead. Why it wasn't in the box is beyond me. As the lathe comes almost fully assembled, it also created a slight issue for me. The bolt securing the toolrest was almost inaccessible as it was secured above the motor meaning that unless you use a very short handled spanner, then you may need to remove the motor to loosen the bolt to reposition the toolrest. I managed to shift it without taking the motor off but it was a bit annoying. Also the two Axminster centres that were meant to be included in the package weren't present but after a short phone call they arrived the following day so no big deal. Overall a great lathe for someone like myself who's producing small ring boxes for my jewellery boxes and so far powerful enough to cope with what I'm throwing at it ( i.e. Turning hardwood ) as long as your chisels are razor sharp of course. No doubt I'll upgrade to another Axminster trade lathe if I ever outgrow or need to replace this model.