Axminster Trade AT150PPL Precision Pro Lathe
Axminster Trade AT150PPL Precision Pro Lathe
£429.96 (£358.30 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade AT150PPL Precision Pro Lathe

Code: 508477

  • Precision pen and small project lathe for serious pen and project making
  • Cast iron construction for smooth, vibration free running
  • Unique pen mandrel supplied, ensures accurate, stress free turning
  • Spindle nose has an ER20 collet chuck integrated for accuracy
  • Smooth, powerful brush type motor gives a wide range of spindle speeds
  • Supplied with everything you need for pen turning (except cutting tools)
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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Trade AT150PPL Precision Pro Lathe
  • Axminster Precision Pro 5/8" (16mm) Four Prong Drive Centre
  • Axminster Precision Pro 50mm Faceplate
  • Axminster Mini Live Centre 1MT
Total: £476.32

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Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

This lathe has been purpose built for pen and small project turning, even on a commercial scale. It is compact and portable, but being made almost entirely from cast iron it has the weight and vibration absorbing qualities that only add to the turning experience. The main feature for pen turning is the ER20 collet chuck fitted to the spindle nose. This is an extremely accurate method of work or tool holding, the clamping being concentric every time. We have designed and included a unique pen mandrel for this lathe which creates grip onto the pen blank without exerting compression force onto the mandrel spindle, allowing it to run freely. The mandrel is held between the collet chuck and a special hollow tailstock drive centre, the bore of which closely fits the mandrel spindle allowing no play, the tailstock barrel being wound out to create grip onto the pen blank. The mandrel can hold one or two pen blanks at a time, saving time if a bulk batch needs to be produced. The lathe is powered by a 375W brush motor, being controlled by a very well made PCB and giving a spindle speed range of 400-3,600rpm. The spindle is supported within two over-sized ball bearings, running without discernible vibration. The tool rest holder is also in cast iron, with a cam lock clamp and ratchet style levers. Two tool rests are provided, 80 and 150mm. The tailstock is again in cast iron, with a smooth lead screw giving around 35mm of movement. This is a superb pen and small project lathe, quiet, smooth running and able to run all day if required. Perfect for the workshop or to take around the craft fair circuit. Accessories available as extras include a light pull drive, polishing mop arbor, 3/8" & 5/8" four prong drive centres, 1 1/2" woodscrew chuck and 2" faceplate.

Supplied with collet spanner, pen mandrel, 80 & 150mm tool rests and a centre knock-out bar.

Information Downloads

This product is on page 261 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.


Distance Between Centres 250 mm
Headstock Taper ER20 Collet
Max Diameter over Bed 150 mm
Model Precision Pro
Nett Weight 22 kg
Overall L x W x H 699 mm x 315 mm x 270 mm
Power 375 W
Rating Trade
Speed 400 - 3,600 rpm
Spindle Thread M24 x 1.0 mm
Tailstock Taper 1 MT
Tool Rest Stem Diameter 12.5 mm
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (15)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Gabriele Ferretti

13 November 2018

Tornio eccezionale

Vale la spesa, è da un paio di mesi che lo sto usando è eccezionale


20 August 2018

"Potentially" versatile little machine hampered by the lack of a chuck.

I bought this lathe four months ago with most of the accessories and as with all of my Axminster purchases I liked the quality of the build and the price.
The lathe and accessories handles small stock very well but it has limitations due to the lack of a chuck.
I repeat the same sentiment of fellow customers here - it is frustrating for some buying this lathe that Axminster promised an accessory chuck for quite some time and have failed to deliver it nor compatible adapters for those who seek one elsewhere.



30 July 2018

Good quality tool that lacks a chuck

Firstly let me say that the quality of this machine is outstanding. The parts are all well made and work very well if maintained properly. The pen mandrel is unparalleled for producing pens efficiently. The main problem with this machine is the lack of the chuck that has been promised and the fact that you have to buy more collets or a screw chuck should you wish to do anything other than turn pens. An excellent machine that is sadly unsupported.


24 July 2018

Beware - no chuck is available for this lathe

Bought this compact lathe 18 months ago, it was advertised at the time that a chuck was being developed to fit the unit but as yet one is still not available, which is very frustrating!

Mike Windiate

26 January 2018

Very nice lathe

This is a very nice little lathe for small projects, the parts are well made and well finished. due to the light weight compared to a normal bench lathe its a god sent for the turner with a lack of room as it came be picked up and moved with ease. the variable speed control works very smoothly. if there is one downside it is the lack of a chuck, something Axminster say will be available but is yet to appear. sadly due to the odd headstock tread no one else makes one that will fit. opportunity for someone in engineering to make an adapter maybe?

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