Turning in miniature is a pleasing hobby. This precision made wood lathe is fitted with electronic speed control. The ball bearing spindle is bored through at 10mm, for series production of small parts. The stable tool rest is adjustable in all directions. Powerful drive motor with speed control between 1,000 and 5,000rpm. Bed is made from stable, thick-walled aluminium profile. A faceplate for turning larger items is included. Workpieces are secured by means of collets (one each of 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10mm) are included. Centre distance of 250mm, 40mm swing, 25mm swing over support. Supplied with drive centre, live centre, faceplate and 6 collets.
|Collets Supplied||2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 10 mm|
|Corded or Cordless||Corded|
|Nett Weight||2.5 kg|
|Speed||1,000 - 5,000 rpm|
21 March 2016
proxxon woodturning latheAfter good reviews on here and advise from other woodturners that I know I decided to contatact axminster tools to see if they had any in stock. they were extremly helpful and the service they provided was excellent. My lathe came back today and its an excellent lathe it do not slow down when turning. Quality built and worth every penny. Its excellent for model building . BRILLIANT.
11 June 2015
Excellent for very small piecesI am both a user of a "standard" big lathe and the Proxxon DB 250 and found the later to be better for the very small dowels I have to turn for miniature furniture. Like S. R. Smith, I think this lathe is excellent for what it is designed for. My only regret is that the four jaw chuck is in ABS plastic instead of metal like the three jaw chuck. Overall I am very happy with my Proxxon micro lathe and love his very portable size.
3 February 2015
Proxxon LatheHaving read GS Kinnear's review review of the Proxxon DB250 wood turning lathe, I felt compelled to add mine as well. I have had no problem turning any timber in my MODELLING lathe. I have turned down dowel up to 30mm with no problems. I have never been able to 'stop' the lathe even with quite a lot of pressure. I think if this lathe is used for what it is designed for it is excellent. I have turned many items including masts for 5 or 6 wooden model ships and have achieved excellent results. If you want to turn larger lumps of wood then a bigger lathe would be required, but for most modelling jobs, this is an excellent lathe.
G S Kinnear
23 December 2014
A lot of money for little rewardFirst, the tool is well made and comes complete with everything you need, apart from cutting and shaping tools. There is really only one problem and that is lack of power. Anything but the lightest pressure on the workpiece being turned brings it to a halt. Consequently I am not sure what you would use it for. I have replaced mine with a much bigger lathe for modelling (I make model ships up to 60 inches long) and more general work. I am sure there are many satisfied customers but I felt it was money well wasted - in contrast to all my other Proxxon tools.