Axminster Trade AT406WL Woodturning Lathe
Axminster Trade AT406WL Woodturning Lathe
£1,599.96 (£1,333.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade AT406WL Woodturning Lathe

Code: 502703

  • Large capacities for such a compact sized lathe
  • Thick cast iron sections for strength and vibration free running
  • 1.5kW motor with inverter speed control and two belt speed ranges
  • Digital spindle speed read-out in rpm, gives great work control
  • 2MT internal tapers in headstock and tailstock
  • Spindle thread M33 x 3.5mm (T38), many accessories available
  • Forward and reverse facility, perfect for final sanding
  • Magnetic control box can be positioned on the lathe where required
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£1,599.96 (£1,333.30 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade AT406WL Woodturning Lathe
  • Axminster Trade Stand for AT406WL/AT1628VS Lathe
  • Axminster Trade Bed Extension for AT406WL/AT1628VS Lathe
  • Axminster Evolution SK114  Chuck T38 M33 x 3.5mm
Total: £2,294.82

In Detail

Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

The AT1628VS is a medium sized woodturning lathe from our Trade Series range and it is a very popular choice among discerning woodturners. We are so impressed with its quality and performance that we decided to equip our Skill Centre with several of these lathes as soon as we could. Supplied as a bench top model with the option to purchase a leg stand if required, the lathe and leg stand are of heavy cast iron construction to minimise vibration. The 1628 woodturning lathe features electronic variable speed supplied via an inverter with two speed ranges for maximum torque at low speeds. The advantage of variable speed is that you can fine tune the speed of the lathe to the work in hand. This is especially important when turning large or out of balance workpieces and it is so convenient for fast speed changes. Spindle indexing is provided at 10° intervals and a magnetic control console with start/stop, speed control and forward/reverse can be conveniently positioned for the work in hand. Everything about the lathe feels just right, with cam-lock action of the tool rest banjo and tailstock, all controls work smoothly and effortlessly. A swivelling headstock can be very useful, especially if bench mounting the lathe but it will also slide along to the tailstock end of the bed. This allows the turning of larger diameter bowls and platters off the end of the bed and increases the capacity considerably. A 460mm bed extension kit is available as an optional extra and this can be bolted onto either end of the lathe bed. If you have the lathe fitted to the cast iron leg stand it can also be attached in a lower position offering an impressive 875mm swing over the bed. This is achieved by moving the tool rest banjo down onto the bed extension and fitting the tool rest extension post supplied with the bed extension kit. If you are serious about your woodturning and want a lathe that offers excellent performance, features and value, this lathe would be a sound choice. Supplied with Axminster four prong drive centre, Axminster revolving tailstock centre, 150mm (6")faceplate and a knockout bar.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.

This machine was previously known as the AT1628VS.

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This product is on page 260 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Distance Between Centres 710 mm
Headstock Taper 2 MT
Max Diameter over Bed 406 mm
Model AT406WL
Nett Weight 96 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,650 mm x 480 mm x 550 mm
Power 1.5 kW
Rating Trade
Speed 50 - 1,250 / 150 - 3,750 rpm
Spindle Thread T38 M33 x 3.5 mm
Tailstock Taper 2 MT
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 25.4 mm (1")
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (22)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Stephen Bull

10 October 2018


I have just traded up from a midi hobby lathe to this and was not disappointed. Although it was a big wallet emptier it is well worth the pain.
5 Stars all the way!!
Glad I forked out for the complete set up of bed and legs as this is a superb machine.
Quiet, vibration free, plenty of torque and great for all my projects and a lot of bigger ones in the future.

Darren B

30 September 2018

Gives you confidence.

When you take your first tentative steps towards the heavy object you have taken s few hrs setting up your heart rate increases with trepidation.
You place your new shiny sharp roughing gouge onto the virgin tool rest, staring at the rough pine spindle blank traveling at light speed,almost silently as the motor breaks no sweat. You pause for a second, composing yourself, trying to remember the tips from the wood turning masters.
You advance the roughing gouge into your target martial, chips begin to fly messing up your pristine work area. Moving the tool left to right then right to left you reduce the rough spindle to a semi smooth useable starting point.

Heavy and solid.
Well made.
Good customer service.

My only top tip is be sure to put box roughly where you plan to put it. Head stock don’t come off bed ways so its a good workout if you don’t.

Manuel Silva

21 December 2017

Best Value for money!

I've had my lathe for 2 months. The first words go to Axminster company: They answered to all my questions and delivered the lathe very quickly in Portugal. They are extraordinary.
About the lathe, of course, does not look like the quality of my Jet 1221VS, but so far I'm quite satisfied. It's solid. Somethings could be improved: the casting of steel; the clearance of the splitter mechanism; the hardness of the steel of the tool rest (the JET tool rest that I bought as an accessory is still worse…). Anyway I play with it every day, about one hour, and it gives me great pleasure. I believe it is the best value for money in the market.
The videos of Mike Waldt on youtube very helped me to decide for the purchase of this lathe. Thank you Mike. I suppose Axminster owes you a thank you.
Lastly, excuse my bad English, but if I wrote in Portuguese you would still understand less ...


22 December 2016

Great buy

I have only just received this Lathe. All I can say is, I love it. It looks and feels very robust. Very smooth and quite motor, Plenty of power to. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great lathe. The delivery man was awesome. So helpful. I will leave some more feed back after I've used the lathe for a few months. Thank you Axminster Power tool. I'm one very happy wood turner.

Mike S

15 February 2016

Very Good

Have had this lathe for 15 months now. It is so much better than the old CL3 I had before. I did have the spindle bearings knocking since Christmas and made a call to Axminster last Friday, the new bearings arrived Saturday (very quick service). I had been reassured by the tec department that the spindle and bearings were a tight sliding fit and they were. I used a bit of wooden broom handle as a drift with a small rubber mallet to drive out spindle and bearings. The hardest job was getting the hand wheel off. The whole job took 45 mins. The machining inside the machine is of a very good standard with the pulley etc sliding easily on the shaft. As a building tec things go wrong and break down. So it is always the support back up that counts, and Axminster's is very good. The advice given on the phone was also very reassuring in the technical content but also if I get it wrong and can not do it (the machine is under warranty) I just take the bits into the branch. The only comment is the bearings are from Taiwan not Japanese but they are so easy to change the machine will last a very long time.

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