Powermatic 4224B Heavy Duty Woodturning Lathe
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The Powermatic 4224B lathe is packed with innovation to allow your creativity to expand endlessly. Manufactured using heavy gauge cast iron, this helps to minimise vibration and at 395kg this lathe stays rock solid even when turning very large diameter projects.
The heavy duty headstock is designed to travel up and down the entire length of the lathe, which allows the turning of very large diameter work at the tailstock end of the lathe. The headstock has twin, cam action locks which ensure that the headstock always stays securely locked in place. A safety spindle lock makes it easy to remove faceplates and chucks. Built-in indexing offers 36, 24 and 10° graduations on the spindle.
The 3 stage 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 rotation switch is a useful feature, especially when sanding timbers with interlocking grain. The pivoting motor mount allows easy lifting of the motor for fast speed range changes. Three speed ranges are available 40-910, 80-2,000 and 140-3,500rpm the lower range enabling extremely high torque at very low rpm. With variable frequency drive, you can fine tune the speed of the spindle by the simple turning of a knob.
Comparator centres for copy work are a very useful feature, using twin cast iron brackets mounted on the headstock and tailstock. The tailstock quill thread features an acme style thread which adds extra support when drilling with a tailstock chuck in place. The quill is laser etched with graduations and any centres fitted are self ejected. A vacuum chucking facility is a real bonus on this lathe and it operates using a compressor (not supplied) to generate the vacuum via a venturi connection. A 500mm bed extension is available as optional extra and can be used in 2 positions, the lower position giving a massive 48" (1,220mm) capacity (24" centre height above the extension). Another useful accessory is the swing-away tailstock bracket, removing the need to lift the tailstock from the machine for bowl turning.
If you want to buy an extremely high quality lathe that will not need upgrading at a later date, then this lathe is certainly a sound investment.
Supplied with 4-pronged drive centre, revolving tailstock centre, knockout bar with brass tip, 75mm faceplate, faceplate spanner and a 350mm tool rest.
Optional accessories: 500mm bed extension, riser block for tailstock assembly, 150mm tool rest and swing away tailstock bracket.
The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.
Please note: These are ex-display machines from our retail stores. These items may have had very limited use and have been thoroughly checked and cleaned prior to sale.
- Heavy cast iron construction (395kg)
- Precision ground bedways
- Speed control for smooth speed adjustment
- Digital spindle speed read-out
- Spindle lock and indexing on the spindle
- Magnetic on/off switch for positioning anywhere on machine
- Tailstock with Acme thread, self ejection and internal storage
- Air system and vacuum chuck included (compressor required)