Variable speed wood lathe

The variable speed Maxi-lathe VF wood lathe from General International features quick lock control levers that easily position tool-rest while stable cast-iron frame, head and tailstock reduce chatter and vibration for smoother turning. There is a maximum distance of 17 in. between centres. The three variable speed ranges are 200 to 900, 350 to 1600 and 700 to 3500 rpm. Positive indexing is in 15° increments […]

As the wood turns

If you make wood components that require turning, King Canada’s new King Industrial 12-by-18-inch Variable Speed Wood Lathe may be worth looking at. Speeds from 450 to 3,800 rpm. Powered by 1 hp high-performance induction motor. Computerized, precision control. A worklight with 18-inch flexible shaft provides improved visibility when you’re doing intricate work. Lathe has […]

Heavyweight lathe

According to Powermatic, there are cars, and there is Lamborghini; there are violins, and there is Stradivarius; there are wood lathes, and then there is the 4224B, which is claimed to expand the boundaries of what a lathe can be. At 950 lbs., the 4224B is a heavyweight piece of machinery designed to handle a […]