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Package deal comprises the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS Woodturning Lathe and the Stand for Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS Woodturning Lathe.
Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS Woodturning Lathe
The AT1628VS is an excellent addition to our Trade Series range and we are expecting it to be a very popular choice among discerning woodturners. We are so impressed with its quality and performance that we have decided to equip our Skill Centre with several of these lathes. Supplied as a bench top model with the option to purchase a leg stand if required, the lathe and leg stand are of heavy cast iron construction to minimise vibration. It features electronic variable speed supplied via an inverter with two speed ranges for maximum torque at low speeds. The advantage of variable speed is that you can fine tune the speed of the lathe to the work in hand. This is especially important when turning large or out of balance workpieces and it is so convenient for fast speed changes. Spindle indexing is provided at 10° intervals and a magnetic control console with start/stop, speed control and forward/reverse can be conveniently positioned for the work in hand. Everything about the lathe feels just right, with cam-lock action of the tool rest banjo and tailstock, all controls work smoothly and effortlessly. A swivelling headstock can be very useful, especially if bench mounting the lathe but it will also slide along to the tailstock end of the bed. This allows the turning of larger diameter bowls and platters off the end of the bed and increases the capacity considerably. A 460mm bed extension kit is available as an optional extra and this can be bolted onto either end of the lathe bed. If you have the lathe fitted to the cast iron leg stand it can be attached in a lower position offering an impressive 875mm swing over the bed. This is achieved by moving the tool rest banjo down onto the bed extension and fitting the tool rest extension post supplied with the bed extension kit. If you are serious about your woodturning and want a lathe that offers excellent performance, features and value, this lathe would be a sound choice. Supplied with Axminster four prong drive centre, Axminster revolving tailstock centre, 150mm (6")faceplate and a knockout bar.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.
Stand for Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS Woodturning Lathe
Designed to fit the AT1628VS woodturning lathe, this robust cast iron stand makes a very useful addition to this popular lathe. Some useful webs are included in the casting to support custom made shelves if required. Adjustable feet for accurate levelling and centre alignment are included and the centre height of the lathe with the stand is approximately 1155mm.
2 October 2016
lathe standardsThe lathe is a good purchase, though the extension table does not align with the lathe bed properly.
3 July 2016
An Excellent LatheHaving a necessity to upgrade and expand my woodturning capability I conducted some considerable research into what was available, the equipment capabilities I produced a very short list of equipment that met my needs. This lathe has already found popularity with professional and celebrity woodturners. I settled on the AT1628VS because of its versatility and sturdiness. I have not been disappointed by this choice. The lathe is extremely quiet and very smooth in operation, which is testament to its fine engineering. The considerable weight prevents vibration even when offset project are being developed. The variable speed drive is very useful, smooth and accurate. Axminster Tools delivered the lathe themselves and the affable delivery staff helped me to install it which was an unexpected bonus.
14 June 2016
Outstanding in every respectI had to wait a few months for mine, I missed a couple of appointments to go over and see one in the Skill Centre before I bought it and then there was a backlog of orders so I had to wait even longer. I am so glad I did not get impatient and get something else. It is outstanding. The build quality is super, everything is heavy, and so dampens vibration to a minimum. Powerful smooth motor, excellent electronics, so the digital speed change is smooth and seamless. I decided to go the whole hog and get the extension bed and the legs, evolution chuck and a bunch of jaws. Nothing was usable from my previous kit, all different threads etc, but I had no problem getting rid of the lot on local buy/sell/swap sites, so all my toys are brand new, bigger shinier, etc. its great! Not used the bed extension yet, but I have some large rough trunk blanks to turn at some time, so looking forward to getting that on the chuck. Hard to know what else to say except that it is such a joy to use a great bit of kit, and this is one for sure. And from my research on the 'net it seems that you get a lot for your money as well. Well happy.
12 June 2015
You get what you pay for and sometimes morehaving reviewed, researched and spoken to various woodturners i bought this lathe last november and it has lived up to all expectations and a little more