Axminster Professional AP508WL Woodturning Lathe - 230V

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  • Heavy duty all cast iron construction for massive stability
  • 2.2kW motor with variable speed and 3 speed ranges
  • Supplied with bed extension for large diameter bowls or long spindles
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Axminster Professional AP508WL Woodturning Lathe

Heavy Duty Cast Iron Construction

Weighing an impressive 280kg it’s strong stature provides a huge amount of strength, whilst also dampening down vibration. Smooth movement of the headstock, banjo and tailstock is enabled with the brush finish on the bed surface. Made almost entirely in cast iron, with the bed being particularly wide and well braced. Cast iron stand legs are included, providing a stable platform for the lathe.

Electronic Variable Speed Control Unit

The variable speed control unit enables you to adjust the speed to suit your project; delicate work, larger diameters or out of balance work pieces. A magnetic back also allows the unit to be placed in any convenient position on the lathe bed or headstock to suit the work in hand.

2.2kW (3HP) Motor & Variable Frequency Inverter Drive (VFD)

Fitted with a quality variable frequency inverter drive (VFD) this ensures a super smooth start, acceleration and deceleration which is all powered by a 2.2kW (3HP) motor.

Distance Between Centres

This lathe includes a bed extension which makes the distance between centres a massive 1,262mm or 762mm without the bed extension. Unusually, this lathe can be used with the bed extension fitted on either end of the main bed. To increase the bowl diameter the bed extension can be bolted onto the lower position on the leg casting, or fixed at right angles on the main bed located on the machined mounting plate to allow easy access for bowl turning.

Supplied with high quality centres

The lathe is supplied with high quality stainless steel Four Prong Drive and Revolving Tailstock Centres; both designed and manufactured in Axminster, UK.

Headstock

The headstock can be slid along the full length of the bed and swivelled through 360° with indexing stops every 45°. This allows the headstock to be moved in a number of positions to gain better access to the workpiece.

Banjo

Made from cast iron construction with an easy to use, cam lock lever. A 30mm stem provides strength and support for the tool and helps reduce vibration. The tool rest holder has a wide base with an offset stem socket for increased rigidity. Two tool rests are provided, 150 and 300mm.

Tailstock

The tailstock has an exceptionally long quill travel of 135mm. It is etched with a scale and is unusually fitted with a digital readout, useful for precision hole boring. A long cam clamp lever locks the tailstock firmly in place and is easy to adjust.

3 Year Guarantee

For complete peace of mind, we cover all parts and labour free of charge for three years.

This is the largest in our Professional Series woodturning lathes. It has all the features a serious woodturner would need for almost any woodturning project, large or small. Made almost entirely in cast iron, with the bed being particularly wide and well braced. Cast iron stand legs are included, providing a stable platform for the lathe. Vibration is virtually undetectable due to the mass of cast iron employed in the construction.

The extension bed that comes with the lathe, can be mounted in any one of three positions. Either, on the end of the main bed to extend the distance between centres, on the leg of the stand to allow large diameter work, or on a mounting plate machined onto the side of the bed. This allows bowl turning with the headstock rotated to suit. The headstock can be slid along the length of the bed and rotated through 360° with indexing stops every 45°.

The headstock spindle is driven through a 10-groove multi V belt with a choice of three ratios; this coupled with the variable speed function gives a very wide speed range of 60 to 3,700 rpm. A remote control box with a magnetic back can be placed wherever you want and allows easy control. A forward and reverse direction switch is also fitted. The spindle has 24 indexing positions, held by a threaded stop pin. A separate spindle locking pin is provided, with a handy magnetic base.

The tailstock has an exceptionally long ram travel of 135mm, is etched with a scale and is unusually fitted with a digital readout, useful for precision hole boring. A long cam clamp lever locks the tailstock firmly in place and is easy to adjust. The tool rest holder has a wide base with an offset stem socket for increased rigidity. Two tool rests are provided, 150 and 300mm.

This is a top quality, fully featured lathe for the serious woodturner. With this machine in your workshop there would be very few woodturning projects you could not undertake.

Supplied with Axminster Woodturning drive and tailstock centres.

Key Features

  • Heavy duty all cast iron construction for massive stability
  • 2.2kW motor with variable speed and 3 speed ranges
  • Supplied with bed extension for large diameter bowls or long spindles
  • Headstock slides and rotates on the bed for ease of use
  • Tailstock ram has digital position readout for precision working
Warranty Axminster Professional 3 Year Guarantee
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Axminster Professional 3 Year Guarantee

It's probably the most comprehensive free guarantee ever - look for the icon and put your trust in Axminster. So sure are we of the quality, we cover all parts and labour free of charge for three years.

Machine Classification

These products are designed and intended to be used by businesses with occasional periods of continuous work. They must be regularly maintained and serviced annually. Guarantee is void when used for industrial use or as part of a production line.

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