If you are looking to get into woodturning this may just be the package for you. We’re offering the Axminster Craft AC355WL 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 AC355WL Woodturning Lathe
The AC355WL is perfect for those woodturners looking to move up from a smaller lathe, or as a first lathe for the more ambitious newcomer. Like most quality lathes, this one is grey cast iron giving extra stability and vibration absorbing properties. Featuring a powerful DC brush motor, with variable speed, 3 belt ratios and reverse, it has a speed range to suit every project within its size capacities. A readout display helps select the appropriate speed for the job.
The tailstock angles towards the end of the bed to maximise the distance between centres. Cam locks secure both the tailstock and tool rest holder, and both are easy to move along the bed. The headstock features large bearings to support the spindle. A flip-up cover allows easy access to the multi-V belt for speed ratio changing.
There is a system to provide a 24-stop indexing facility, with a spring-loaded indent pin to hold the spindle into position. The spindle thread is M33 x 3.5mm with a 2MT internal taper to hold centres etc. With a capacity of 510mm between centres and with a swing capacity of 355mm, many ambitious projects can be undertaken. Mounted on rubber feet and supplied with Axminster drive and tailstock centres, plus a 100mm 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||510 mm|
|Headstock Taper||2 MT|
|Max Diameter over Bed||355 mm|
|Nett Weight||57 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||1,040 mm x 370 mm x 480 mm|
|Spindle Thread||T38 M33 x 3.5 mm|
|Tailstock Taper||2 MT|
|Lathe Speed||250 - 3,550 rpm (var)|
|Tool Post Diameter||25.4 mm (1")|