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 for a total of 24 indexing positions. Maximum distance of 40 in. is possible between centres with an optional bed extension.