If you are looking to get into woodturning this may just be the package for you. We’re offering the Axminster Craft AC305WL Woodturning Lathe complete with an Axminster Craft Woodturning Tool Set at an unmissable price. But, that’s not all. On purchase of this package, you will receive a free 3-hour woodturning session or a 25% discount on a Skill Centre woodturning course. See banner below for more details.
Axminster Craft AC305WL Woodturning Lathe
This lathe offers great potential capacities and motor power plus the convenience of variable spindle speed with electronic control. Made almost entirely in cast iron, the bed of this lathe has a finely ground top surface ensuring stability and minimal vibration during operation. The thick walled cast iron headstock and tailstock provide rigidity, coupled with strength and years of trouble-free turning pleasure. The tailstock has a 9mm bore allowing the use of a standard long-hole boring auger and features automatic ejection of centres. Quick release levers allow for easy and accurate positioning of tool rest and tailstock.
Power comes from a 550W DC motor with electronic speed control providing full torque across the speed range. The spindle speed range is from 500 to 4,080rpm, with a choice of 2 belt ratios. The spindle nose has the very common 1" x 8tpi thread and a 2MT internal taper, so a large range of accessories is available.
Solid rubber feet help to eliminate movement whilst in operation. The tailstock barrel has 50mm of movement and includes a 2MT bore.
Supplied with Axminster drive and live centres, 150mm tool rest and 75mm faceplate.
Axminster Craft Woodturning Tool Set
The perfect set to get you started in woodturning. These 6 essential tools are made in Sheffield UK and will ensure you gain maximum satisfaction from your new hobby. It is the result of collaboration between Axminster Skill Centre tutors and a long established Sheffield tool manufacturer. They come correctly ground and ready sharpened. The blades are M2 HSS steel, fitted to smooth, well-shaped beechwood handles. M2 HSS holds a sharp edge far longer than cheaper carbon steel.
The set comprises:
20mm roughing gouge - for removing the corners of square stock and initial rough shaping.
19mm skew chisel - for planing cuts, trimming end grain, vee and finishing cuts, this chisel has rounded edges to help when cutting beads.
10mm spindle gouge - for cutting coves and concave shapes.
12mm parting tool - for parting work from the waste and cutting deep grooves when sizing.
10mm bowl gouge - with a deep ‘U’ shaped flute both shaping the outside and inside of bowls or goblets.
13mm round nose scraper - used for removing tool marks and refining the shape of a bowl.
Overall length: 340mm (bowl gouge 490mm), handle length: 215mm (Bowl gouge 320mm).
|Distance Between Centres||457 mm|
|Headstock Taper||2 MT|
|Max Diameter over Bed||305 mm|
|Nett Weight||40 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||820 mm x 280 mm x 440 mm|
|Spindle Thread||T04M 1" x 8 tpi|
|Tailstock Taper||2 MT|
|Lathe Speed||500 - 2,040 / 1,000 - 4,080 rpm (var)|
|Tool Post Diameter||16 mm (5/8")|