Axminster Engineer Series SC4 Bench Lathe
Axminster Engineer Series SC4 Bench Lathe
£1,798.99 (£1,499.16 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Engineer Series SC4 Bench Lathe

  • Medium capacity, high quality lathe suitable for workshop or school use
  • Electronically variable spindle speed range of 125-2,000rpm
  • 1,000W high torque, brushless motor gives near silent running
  • Metric and imperial thread cutting, simple change wheel setting
  • Integral splash guard, optional drip tray and floor stand
  • Full range of accessories available, tooling, steadies etc.
  • Converts to a multi-purpose machine with the milling attachment
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£1,798.99 (£1,499.16 Ex. VAT)

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This compact lathe of very modern design has many convenient facilities ideal for the enthusiastic model engineer, small component manufacturer or in a teaching environment (used in our Skill Centre). A very rigid induction hardened cast iron bed with ground slideways gives a high level of precision. The lathe has 510mm between centres, with a 210mm swing over the bed. This model has a 1,000W brushless DC high torque motor giving near silent running. A standard feature is the full electronic speed control with digital read-out of spindle speed, accessed by a push button control panel. Other very useful features included are cross and longitudinal power feed, quick lock tailstock and both metric and imperial thread cutting, ranging from 8-24 tpi or 0.25-3mm. Also included, as standard, are a 4-way indexing tool post with 10mm tool shank capacity, transverse adjustment on the tailstock for taper turning and the rear splash guard. A 100mm 3-jaw chuck is supplied, the headstock spindle being through bored to 20mm diameter.There are many additional options available including a milling head to turn this machine into a very capable, small, all round machining centre. Suitable for bench mounting with perhaps the addition of the optional drip tray, or for independently mounting on the ruggedly built floor stand. A superb small machine.

This product is on page 94 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Centre Height 105 mm
Cross Slide Travel 100 mm
Headstock Taper 3 MT
Leadscrew Pitch 2 mm
Max Diameter over Bed 210 mm
Model SC4
Nett Weight 125 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,000 mm x 550 mm x 400 mm
Power 1.0 kW
Rating Engineer
Spindle Bore 20 mm
Spindle Speed 100 - 2,000 rpm
Tailstock Taper 2 MT
Thread Pitch Range 0.25 mm - 3.0 mm / 8 tpi - 24 tpi
Top Slide Travel 70 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (5)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Ian Henderson

16 September 2017

C4 Lathe

I'm slowly getting to know this lathe and it seems to do the job. The manual is hopeless, especially when it comes to screw cutting. This link provides more comprehensive guidance -


23 March 2017

Excellent lathe

I purchased the sc4 as a much needed upgrade from the sc2 if your looking for your first metal lathe buy the sc4 you will out grow the sc2 in days
The actual lathe is solid and well made and must warn you it is heavy it's certainly a 2 man job but will fit in the back of a hatchback with the seat down
The metal change gears are a brilliant addition over the nylon ones but mine needed slight filing so the fit easier.
The motor is strong and has plenty of torque, the use of the power up/down buttons took me awhile to get used too as the sc2 has a dial, one gripe is you have to wait for the motor to spin upto set speed before the stop button will work (not the emergency stop button) but hey I will get used to it.
A big gripe for those upgrading from a small machine will be the cutting tool size you will either have to buy new bigger cutting tools or a quick change tool post which to my annoyance Axminster doesn't sell I purchased one elsewhere
The lathe itself works brilliantly and is backed with Axminster's 3yrs Warranty gives me peace of mind
Top marks for the lathe but sadly not for the price, searching can find the same lathe for a lot cheaper


15 January 2016


I have just taken delivery of a SC4/510. Axminster use the SC4/410 in their Skill Center and I was so impressed that I bought one. The lathe that I had before (e-Bayed off) was from another company (close to the city of Chester) and I wanted to up-grade. The SC4 was delivered last Wednesday (13/01/2016) and I had a small problem I called the service dept on the Thursday and the engineer came out on Friday morning. He diagnosed the problem and recommended a fix. (It turned out to be in my wiring at the workshop). I followed his recommendation and the lathe in now trouble free. There was no charge for the engineers visit even though the lathe was not at fault.
Now I don't know about you, but to me that is very good service. I cannot praise Axminster after sales service enough. Nothing was too much trouble, they even said that they would swap out the lathe if the engineer could not fix it.
The lathe itself will be reviewed later but I expect it will be a positive one.


30 July 2015

Axminster bench lathe

I have been using one of these lathes for over 5 years now and can highly recommend them.


8 January 2014

A fine lathe for the home workshop

The Axminster / Sieg SC4 is a very fine lathe with excellent features. Typical of Chinese production, a thorough strip down and careful fettling of all the components is necessary for best results.
Motor power and torque are excellent, although at low speeds it does labour. Power feed (including cross feed) is a good feature but limited by lack of reverse feed.
The saddle and cross table are very substantial.
Motor controls including variable speed are very easy to use.
Overall, an excellent machine.

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