Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe
Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe
£434.96 (£362.47 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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£434.96 (£362.47 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade Series Precision Pro Lathe
  • Axminster Precision Pro 5/8" (16mm) Four Prong Drive Centre
  • Axminster Mini Live Centre 1MT
  • Axminster Precision Pro 50mm Faceplate
Total: £481.33

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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 250 mm
Max Diameter over Bed 150 mm
Model Precision Pro
Nett Weight 22 kg
Overall L x W x H 699 mm x 315 mm x 270 mm
Power 375 W
Rating Trade
Speed 400 - 3,600 rpm
Spindle Thread M24 x 1.0 mm
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 12.5 mm
Tailstock Taper 1 MT
Headstock Taper ER20 Collet
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



3 April 2017

A Dream Machine

I almost never bought this machine because of the post regarding the tail stock. But knowing Axminster because of the other tool I have bought of them I decided to take the plunge. I can assure you that you can withdraw your pen blank off the mandrel with no problem whatsoever. I have only been turning pens for a few years and have been turning on a bigger lathe. All I can say is the easy in which you can knock pens out with this machine is nothing but amazing the speed control is instant with a vast range this has taken my pen making to a whole new level. I would recommend this machine to anybody I know the price is a bit steep but it truly is worth every penny as far as I am concerned.


23 March 2017

Brilliant machine and excellent service from axminster

I purchased this lathe last year and has been a brilliant addition to my workshop
It has a good strong motor and smooth speed control perfect for pen making and other small projects
The pen mandrel that comes with it makes pen making a breeze and is super easy to use
I had one issue where the motor and speed controller blew but one phone call to Axminster and a new motor and controller turned up on my doorstep a day later
That is perfect customer service and why I always come back to Axminster

Rory Cowan

16 February 2017

Like the curate's egg - good in parts

Worked straight out of the box, but needed to obtain another pen mandrel as the first was not true. Used for a few weeks and the speed started hunting in the mid range not a great deal but it was definitely hunting and with that resonating. Adjusted feet and strapped it down and no change. The tailstock is annoying when you load a fresh job onto the mandrel as the bed is that little bit too short - no the mandrel cannot be shortened quite enough, so the options are to withdraw the tailstock off the bed, leave it balanced on the end of the bed or to move the mandrel each time - whatever way it is not as quick as on my coronet major by any stretch. That said it is quite precise and 'dinky' to use and does a good job. The speed control is a good feature and the bed seems adequately flat - but I may have to attend to that later on. That said it is portable and can be taken off to shows and stands for demonstration purposes - can't do that with the Coronet! I have to say that Axminster has been extremely helpful in sorting matters out. I live on an island in the Clyde and yesterday morning I spoke to someone about the hunting problem and this afternoon the replacement arrived. Most people probably don't get that service on the mainland!! I'm happy with it but is does have some annoying features.

Derek Kitchen

28 January 2017

Pen lathe

I bought this lathe to free up another so that I could turn some pens whilst finishing bigger turnings, it has turned out "excuse the pun" great. So very quiet in use that it could be used in a baby's nursery, so very accurate and sturdy at the same time. I have turned several pens now since buying this lathe that the only short coming that it has , is that it needs a small chuck and a means to hold or a made bottle stopper mandrel to go with it, I have no hesitation in recommending this fantastic lathe to anyone contemplating in purchasing one.

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.

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