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TRT MC600 Drill Powered Woodturning Lathe
TRT MC600 Drill Powered Woodturning Lathe
£64.46 (£53.72 Ex. VAT)

TRT MC600 Drill Powered Woodturning Lathe

Code: 340180

  • For light duty spindle or faceplate turning using mains powered drill
  • Heavy section aluminium extrusion lathe bed
  • 605mm(23.13/16") capacity between centres
  • 75mm(3") maximum swing over bed
  • Four prong drive centre
  • 5" faceplate
  • Strong tool rest and sanding table
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£64.46 (£53.72 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • TRT MC600 Drill Powered Woodturning Lathe
  • Axminster HSS Woodturning Tools Set
  • Shesto Universal Drill Clamp
  • Axminster Drill Guide
Total: £187.33

In Detail

The drill powered lathe is a useful lightweight unit for spindle or faceplate turning using mains powered drills with a 43mm diameter mounting collar. The lathe bed is made from heavy section aluminium extrusion and the headstock, tailstock and toolrest are all aluminium die-castings. The headstock can be rotated through 90° to allow for faceplate turning in front of the lathe or for using other drill mounted accessories such as sanding discs and polishing mops. Maximum capacity between centres is 605mm (23.13/16") and maximum swing over bed is 75mm (3"). Included as standard with the lathe are a four prong drive centre for mounting in the headstock, a rotating centre for the tailstock, 5" faceplate for bowl turning or sanding (use 5" self adhesive discs), a screw chuck for small items, a strong tool rest and a work table which fits into the tool rest holder when using the lathe as a disc sander. So if you already own a power drill and have always fancied trying your hand at turning there is no excuse now, you may uncover hidden talents!



Distance Between Centres 605mm
Model MC600
Nett Weight 4.5kg
Overall L x W x H 930 x 130 x 150mm
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Reviews (9)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.6 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Roger Wembridge

13 March 2012

Lathe 340180

Bought this a couple of months ago for model making, two complaints which I have easily solved:
1.Tool rest clamp needed filing to ensure good solid grip ( see review Chris Green 6/5/2011 )
2. Top of tool rest was very rough casting so I used a file to smooth it & get smooth slide on it.
I will probably never use the circular mounting plate , so I bought 1 Mtr of 1" wide self adhesive Velcro, from local hardware store, used 1/2 of it & now have a handy sanding disc
Overall very pleased with tool & value for money for the use I have for it.

Chris Green

6 May 2011

Horses for Courses

If you have a good variable speed drill I reckon this attachment to be exceptional value for the money. I bought mine so I could more easily strip, fair up and re-varnish the spokes of a ships wheel and to turn replacement bits if I damaged any in dismantling it.

The design of the tool rest rise and fall is just plain silly, but it is easily fixed. Relieve the face of the octagonal bore opposite to the clamping screw so that the tool rest column is clamped between the screw and the two faces adjacent to the one needing relief. This gives a "three point" mounting.

Wilf Upton

21 November 2010

Capable Lathe for the price

Excellent little lathe, obviously limited in it's capacity, I am using it for pen turning and it produces a more than acceptable standard of work. A couple of minor annoyances of course, the toolrest vertical support is round, but the hole it fits into is otagonal, making accurate positioning and tightening difficult, and, if using the lathe as a disc sander, the sanding table is not at right angles to the faceplate, making accurate sanding impossible. Other than these minor faults, a very good, cheap, introduction to woodturning

David Hollman

23 October 2010

Good product and value

I recently used this mini lathe to turn some chair spindles and other small components. While it may have some flaws (as noted in other reviews) they are not fatal. In my opinion, for the very reasonable price this is a good starter lathe, particularly if you only need to use it for a few jobs and are unsure about investing further.

It is certainly not "hopeless" - however as with any tool safety must always be top of mind. I would not in particular that it seems hard to tighten the vertical tool rest post adequately, and it has sometimes moved on me a little - this could force it into the wood. I was able to avoid this by making sure it was really tight and avioding working near the outside of the tool rest.

All in all, a worthwhile product!

Alex Harris

7 March 2010


Don't get me wrong this product is great for starting out woodturning and it comes very well equiped for the price. However the build quality is poor and the firt time i used it one of the vital nuts snapped, i did manage to fix it but since then three more components have broken leaving it very hard to repair. Overall i would not buy this as a long term prodect simply to see whether woodturning is a sutaible hobby for you. I cant hep but feel that you could spend a little more and save yourself £35

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