Axminster Model Engineer Series C0 Micro Lathe
Axminster Model Engineer Series C0 Micro Lathe
£359.95 (£299.96 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Model Engineer Series C0 Micro Lathe

Code: 505100

  • Cast iron with ground, hardened slideways
  • Belt driven, with electronic variable speed
  • Fitted with 50mm self-centring 3-jaw scroll chuck
  • Chuck guard with a safety interlock
  • 125mm between centres and a swing diameter of 110mm
  • Supplied with wrench set
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£359.95 (£299.96 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Model Engineer Series C0 Micro Lathe
  • Tungsten Carbide Lathe Tool Set 8mm
  • Axminster SIEG C0 Faceplate
Total: £400.37

In Detail

Model Engineer Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

This product is on page 90 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


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
Model SIEG C0
Nett Weight 13 kg
Overall L x W x H 440 mm x 270 mm x 210 mm
Power 150 W
Rating Model Engineer
Spindle Bore 10 mm
Spindle Speed 100 - 3,850 rpm
Tailstock Taper Straight bore
Voltage 230 V
Plug Type UK 3 pin plug
Reviews (7)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Mick Burmeister

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.
The tommy bar chuck is awkward to use, but so are all of that design on anybody's machine including the Emco, so it's unfair to use as criticism - at least it was actually provided as standard with mine rather than as a quite expensive accessory.
It helps to have some engineering knowledge to fettle and adjust it to get the best out of it, but for practical purposes with small work this as good a machine as anybody with reasonable skills will need.


19 January 2018

Axminster Service

I 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.
The seller would not accept any liability and in fact blanked all my communications and I had the same response from the carriers on both sides of the channel. And again unfortunately I paid them via PP who failed to offer any redress, so will not use any of these book passing merchants again.
But to cut a very long story short, AXMINSTER was a great help and obtained the damaged parts for me at a very reasonable cost, AXMINSTER are indeed the good guys and I will certainly use them again and yes the lathe is now OK providing you accept the limitations of its small size.

Doug davis

25 February 2016

Cheap and cheerful

Not to bad using for model ship building.
Made brass parts and as a wood lathe for the masts.
Instructions very basic.
Ok for what I want but does lack quality. For example the "kiss" test between tail and chuck was of 3mm took a lot to get it closer.
If you want a metal working lathe I would say not up to it.

ghislain berthelot

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

Pros :
Yes, it is small, to give you an idea of the size, it is about the size of a house cat (minus the tail)

Excellent customer service form Axminster, really very good.

For a basic lathe, it does what it is suppose to do, so long it is relatively ..well..basic.

Cons :
The size may prove a problem when setting everything up as your hands quickly run out of space between both centers.

It feels cheap. Now China cheap but just above, which is extremely disappointing considering its price tag.

Another aspect / features which has left me baffled is the how the chuck is opened and closed. Basically you need both your hands to either open or close it. Now even though it is a self centering chuck, you still need a 3rd hand to make sure that your piece of rod is nicely centered. Very annoying

There isn't really a precision factor, if you are happy with +/- milimeter(s) than that's ok.

Overall, i would say that it is grossly over priced. Save your money and get the C1 micro lathe, at least the chuck looks more traditional with only 1 key to operate it ( so you won't have to grown a 3rd hand)


3 October 2014

ideal small lathe

a bit more expensive than other dealers but a 3 year warranty swung it .just the job for model railway 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.

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