A high quality, miniature metalworking lathe, constructed to a very high standard around a cast iron, hardened and ground bed. The spindle is powered by a 150W motor through a variable speed drive giving spindle speeds of 100-3,850rpm. With a swing of 110mm and 125mm between centres, this is an ideal machine for making small parts for models and integrating metal parts into woodturning projects etc. Weighing only 13kg, this is a very portable but capable machine. It is fitted with a 3-jaw self-centring chuck with reversible jaws, single tool post taking 8mm tooling, splash guard and interlocked chuck guard for safety. The spindle thread is 14 x 1mm and has a 10mm bore.
|Centre Height||55 mm|
|Cross Slide Travel||50 mm|
|Distance Between Centres||125 mm|
|Headstock Taper||Straight bore|
|Height Over Cross Slide||58 mm|
|Max Diameter over Bed||110 mm|
|Nett Weight||13 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||440 mm x 270 mm x 210 mm|
|Spindle Bore||10 mm|
|Spindle Speed||100 - 3,850 rpm|
|Tailstock Taper||Straight bore|
|Plug Type||UK 3 pin plug|
10 August 2018
Decent, capable compact lathe.I've had one for nearly 3 years - I bought it to use in small temporary accommodation during a house move. I was amazed to find it's a close copy of the Emco Unimat 3 I had for 20 years, but with a 150W motor against the Emco's 90W, with variable speed and doesn't wear out drive bands like the Emco did. It's build quality is certainly not as smooth and polished as the Emco, but it's not been a disappointment in terms of the work it's capable of. Accessories such as power feed and compound slide are much cheaper than Emco's - a bit rougher, but still work well.
19 January 2018
Axminster ServiceI purchased one of these and unfortunately not from Axminster it came from a crap outfit in Germany and when it arrived most of the plastic parts were smashed in transit.
25 February 2016
Cheap and cheerfulNot to bad using for model ship building.
13 September 2015
small, very small, over-priced and cumbersome to use.This is my 1st lathe and i wanted something simple to use and relatively small. Overall i am disappointed by the product
3 October 2014
ideal small lathea bit more expensive than other dealers but a 3 year warranty swung it .just the job for model railway parts.as long as you dont try to machine large items it should do its job.shame axminster dont do the full range of accesories.collected mine from warrington,very helpfull staff .small,easy to use and store away-what more can you want for the price.1st class little lathe.