Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe
Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe
£363.96 (£303.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe

Code: 508477

  • Precision pen and small project lathe for serious pen and project making
  • Cast iron construction for smooth, vibration free running
  • Unique pen mandrel supplied, ensures accurate, stress free turning
  • Spindle nose has an ER20 collet chuck integrated for accuracy
  • Smooth, powerful brush type motor gives a wide range of spindle speeds
  • Supplied with everything you need for pen turning (except cutting tools)
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£363.96 (£303.30 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe
  • Axminster Mini Live Centre 1MT
  • Axminster Precision Pro 50mm Faceplate
  • Axminster Precision Pro 3/8" (9.5mm) Four Prong Drive Centre
Total: £410.33

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Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

This lathe has been purpose built for pen and small project turning, even on a commercial scale. It is compact and portable, but being made almost entirely from cast iron it has the weight and vibration absorbing qualities that only add to the turning experience. The main feature for pen turning is the ER20 collet chuck fitted to the spindle nose. This is an extremely accurate method of work or tool holding, the clamping being concentric every time. We have designed and included a unique pen mandrel for this lathe which creates grip onto the pen blank without exerting compression force onto the mandrel spindle, allowing it to run freely. The mandrel is held between the collet chuck and a special hollow tailstock drive centre, the bore of which closely fits the mandrel spindle allowing no play, the tailstock barrel being wound out to create grip onto the pen blank. The mandrel can hold one or two pen blanks at a time, saving time if a bulk batch needs to be produced. The lathe is powered by a 375W brush motor, being controlled by a very well made PCB and giving a spindle speed range of 400-3,600rpm. The spindle is supported within two over-sized ball bearings, running without discernible vibration. The tool rest holder is also in cast iron, with a cam lock clamp and ratchet style levers. Two tool rests are provided, 80 and 150mm. The tailstock is again in cast iron, with a smooth lead screw giving around 35mm of movement. This is a superb pen and small project lathe, quiet, smooth running and able to run all day if required. Perfect for the workshop or to take around the craft fair circuit. Accessories available as extras include a light pull drive, polishing mop arbor, 3/8" & 5/8" four prong drive centres, 1 1/2" woodscrew chuck and 2" faceplate.

Supplied with collet spanner, pen mandrel, 80 & 150mm tool rests and a centre knock-out bar.



Distance Between Centres 250mm
Max Diameter over Bed 150mm
Model Precision Pro
Nett Weight 22kg
Overall L x W x H 699 x 315 x 270mm
Power 375W 230V
Rating Trade
Speed 400 - 3,600 rpm
Spindle Taper ER20 Collet
Spindle Thread M24 x 1.0mm
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 12.5mm
Tailstock Taper 1MT
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Peter Khela

16 December 2016

Excellent versatile machine

I bought this on a bit of a whim as I really wanted to try my hand at wood and pen turning without having a large machine that took up a lot of room. After rigging up a hood and hose to my CT90HB extraction unit and with the axminster APF10 evolution switched on I was away. Great machine and I have produced some really nice stuff, so the expense was worth it. Do not hesitate if you can afford it. I have no trouble with the tailstock handle not being there and have no rattly bits on the machine at all.

Klaus H. from Germany

14 November 2016

Sehr gut!

Thank you from Germany for this small machine, just right for making beautiful writers.
Criticisms: The hand wheel on the tailstock is too small and has unfortunately no handle - badly usable and the cover to the belt rattles, lid does not go well!

Brian Silk

16 April 2016

Good little machine

Ive only turned a couple of pens on this lathe so far, not had much time to try it properly, but seems to do a great job, its well built, very smooth, but rather expensive, but to be honest, I looked at the alternatives, and some are much cheaper, but not really up to much, so stuck to what I know is the best, but overall, 100%, but PLEASE Axminster, bring back the catalogues, I was able to find everything I wanted in a moment, really not a fan of your website.

William Mills

4 February 2016

Excellent Product

Very good quality, a little expensive but turns out to be well worth it, very pleased with it, 10/10

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