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|
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.
9 June 2014
Basic lathe does the job wellI've got a Myford Super 7 in store but nowhere to use it at the moment so wanted a small lathe that I could put out of the way in the house when not being used. This one has proven to be excellent if you ignore the obvious limitations and after a considerable time to set it up. The biggest setup problem was the burrs on the chuck body preventing the jaws entering the body at all, let alone adjusting to hold a workpiece. Once this was sorted and some burrs across the cross slide were fettled and the grease was removed I set about seeing what I could do with my new toy. The answer was quite a lot. I am mainly using it for turning and manufacturing small parts in brass for musical instruments, and straight out of the box tolerances and accuracy were sufficient for my requirements. With the tailstock chuck (optional extra) and some decent quiality drill bits I managed to drill a 3mm hole through some 4mm brass rod very quickly and easily, and straightforward turning was absolutely parallel. If it weren't for the lack of a screwcutting facility and my very occasional need for turning larger stock for making specific tools I would probably keep this and get rid of the Myford altogether. For the size and the money it is very impressive. Looking forward to my newly ordered two way toolpost turning up now.