Powermatic 3520B Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe
Powermatic 3520B Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe
£2,999.95 (£2,499.96 Ex. VAT)

Powermatic 3520B Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe

Code: 102211

  • Heavy cast iron construction (286kg)
  • Precision ground bedways
  • Speed control for smooth adjustment
  • Digital spindle revolution indicator
  • Spindle lock, makes removing chucks etc easier
  • Index lock, offers 36 index stops (10°) on the spindle
  • Supplied with comparator centres for copy actions
  • Useful storage compartment within tailstock
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£2,999.95 (£2,499.96 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Powermatic 3520B Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe
  • Axminster Evolution SK114  Chuck T38 M33 x 3.5mm
  • Type C 114mm Dovetail Jaws
Total: £3,224.86

In Detail

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The Powermatic 3520B lathe is one of the very best large lathes around from a top USA brand.

Equipped with precision ground bedway, the headstock and tailstock are heavy section cast iron with positive cam action locking devices. The heavy duty cast iron headstock is designed to travel up and down the entire length of the bed of the lathe, which allows the turning of very large diameter work at the tailstock end of the lathe. The safety spindle lock makes it easy to remove faceplates and chucks, and built in indexing, offers 36 positions (10°) on the spindle.

The 2-step, 10 groove Poly-V belt transmits full power from the motor to the spindle at all speeds while providing extra long belt life and ultra smooth running. A forward and reverse switch is a useful feature, especially when sanding timbers with interlocking grain and the ergonomic handles allow easy lifting of the motor for fast speed range changes. Two ratios are available enabling high torque at low rpm and with electronic speed control via an inverter; you can fine tune the speed of the lathe to suit the work in hand by the turn of a knob. The magnetic remote STOP switch can be positioned anywhere along the lathe bed for convenient use.

Comparator centres for copy work are a very useful feature, mounted in cast iron brackets secured to the headstock and tailstock castings. The tailstock has a laser etched scale on the barrel, and is self ejecting. The ACME type thread resists loadings and is very smooth in operation.

The 460mm bed extension is available as an optional extra and can be attached in 2 positions, the lower position giving a massive 490mm(19.1/4") centre height above the extension.

If you want to buy a great lathe that will not need upgrading at a later date, then this lathe is a sound investment.

N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.

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What makes Powermatic the Gold Standard?

With over 90 years of experience in the industry, Powermatic build machines that push the limits of engineering and design to allow you to expand your creative ability. With this in mind, they look to guarantee that their machinery is at the forefront of industrial machinery in each of the following areas.

Heavy duty construction

Heavy duty construction

With their cast iron and welded steel machines, it’s plain to see why Powermatic is renowned for their heavy duty construction. The superb build quality gives the machines strength and rigidity but also provides a stable platform to complete accurate work.

Forward thinking innovation

Forward thinking innovation

From the Accu-Fence® on the bandsaw to the Feed Logic on the drum sander, Powermatic continues to innovate new and unique ideas that are all designed not only to improve your work but also increase safety and ease of use.

Attention to detail

Attention to detail

No stone has been left unturned on a Powermatic machine. The chromed handwheels and immaculate paintwork exude quality. Furthermore, the comparator centres on the lathes and integrated castors on the PM 22-44 show you that everything has been thought of. Where other competitors may ‘cut corners’ in certain areas, you can be guaranteed that Powermatic have not.

High performance

High performance

Powermatic build machines with large capacity, high-performance motors equipped to deal with the most demanding woodworking tasks. If you’re looking for something that will push the boundaries of your work and get the most of your abilities, you can’t look past a Powermatic.



Distance Between Centres 800 mm
Headstock Taper 2 MT
Max Diameter over Bed 500 mm
Model 3520B
Nett Weight 286 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,473 mm x 685 mm x 1,370 mm
Power 1.5 kW
Rating Industrial
Speed 50 - 1,200 / 125 - 3,200 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 (3)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


N thorne

31 December 2017

3520B Wood lathe

Can not thank the staff at the Cardiff store enough delivered to my workshop and even helped me put it together
Really enjoying the lathe, there won’t be another .
Would recommend them to anyone , the lathe is heavy and no more vibration.

Andy Maddams

28 October 2017

Top kit

I would echo 'Percy review of August 2017' if you have differing chucks though do not be tempted to use the Jet adapter it throws the centre of turning way off. I bit the bullet and added two evolution chucks and now have an awesome bit of kit. Nerds two to assemble unless you are Mr Universe don't even think about assembly on your own. Axminster were brilliant on delivery and service as well as techs advice. Probably the best lathe I have ever owned and this will be the last


28 August 2017


This machine is truly excellent - it does everything I require of it, with extra capacity to spare. A joy to use. More important than this in many respects was the excellent service from Axminster. Delivered within a week of ordering, and the driver of the wagon that delivered it was amazingly helpful - a pleasant change from many folks who just dump your parcel and leave you to it. Bearing in mind the lathe comes on a pallet that weighs 350kg, the driver got his lorry up the very narrow lane that leads to my workshop, and then helped to get the pallet to within 5 meters of the workshop door, where he helped me unpack the pallet and carry all the machines parts into the shop. Axminster should be proud to have such helpful, friendly and knowledgable staff.
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