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  • IMPORTANT: Please contact Axminster Tools to arrange a more detailed explanation of the Robust American Beauty Woodturning Lathe and the options available to suit your individual needs. Please call 03332 406 406 to speak with our specialist sales team to arrange the consultation or fill in the enquiry form further down the page. This machine is delivered by our own Axminster transport team.
  • As close to a woodturner’s dream lathe as possible
  • Made entirely in Wisconsin, USA without compromise
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The American Beauty

Setting the standard by all which other lathes are judged, the American Beauty is the lathe that many turners aspire to own.

  • 2HP motor as standard
  • 630mm over the bed and 710mm between centres
  • A speed range between 50 and 3,000rpm
  • Movable control box can be placed within easy reach
  • Height adjustable legs and adjustable spindle height
  • Robust’s seven year 'head to tail' warranty as standard, which includes headstock bearings
  • Stainless steel bed ways

Customise your lathe

Fully customise your lathe with additional features to suit your turning needs, and build your dream lathe today.

Tilt-Away

Robust’s patented Tilt-Away moves the tailstock out of the way for easy turning.

Gas-Shock Assist

Operate the Tilt-Away and move the heavy tailstock effortlessly with the lever arm.

Outboard Turning Attachment

Turn up to 1,500mm (60”) in diameter with the Outboard Turning Attachment.

Motor Upgrade

Take on bigger projects with more power, upgrade your motor to 3HP.

Steady Rest

Prevent vibration when turning long and thin projects between centres and ensure accuracy.

16" Bed Extension

Increase your turning capacity by an extra 406mm.

Remote Foot ‘Off’ Switch

A useful safety feature when your hands are full. Simply turn off the lathe using your foot. Note this is an ‘off’ switch only.

Castor and Jack Kit

Move your lathe easily around your workshop with the Castor and Jack Kit.

Tool Caddy

Add a Tool Caddy to keep your tool rests close to hand.

Choose the features you want the most to suit your turning needs, and build your dream lathe today.

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IMPORTANT: Please contact Axminster Tools to arrange a more detailed explanation of the Robust American Beauty Woodturning Lathe and the options available to suit your individual needs. Please call 03332 406 406 to speak with our specialist sales team to arrange the consultation or fill in the enquiry form further down the page. This machine is delivered by our own Axminster transport team.

The American Beauty lathe is as close to a woodturner’s dream lathe as you are going to get. This lathe sets a standard by which all others will be judged. Packed into this lathe are features woodturners only ever dream of. So confident in the quality is the American manufacturer that every lathe comes with a full 7-year warranty, including the headstock bearings.
The American Beauty lathe has stainless steel bedways, no matter how much green turning you do they are never going to rust. A sliding headstock, lets you turn off the end up to a possible 1,500mm diameter. Power comes from a 1.5kW motor, a two step pulley gives a speed range of 50 to 3,000rpm. The switch box includes a variable speed control as well as forward/reverse switch. Rare earth magnets on the back of the box let you position it in any convenient spot on the lathe.
The head and tailstock spindles are machined from pre-hardened and stress relieved 4140 Chrome Moly alloy steel. The headstock has a spindle lock, for safety the lathe cannot be started with the lock engaged. There is a 48 position indexed handwheel on the headstock. The headstock design allows greater access to the back of your work. Both the headstock and tailstock are cast iron and precision CNC machined to exacting tolerances.
The stand is height adjustable taking into account turners don’t all share the same stature; attention to detail is second to none. Centre height range: 1,065mm to 1.270mm.
Buying a Robust lathe is an investment in a lifetime of turning pleasure. All Robust lathes and accessories are cast, fabricated, machined and assembled in Barneveld, Wisconsin, USA without compromise.
N.B. As lathes will be made to order, a 15% non-refundable deposit will be required. Additional information will be given by our specialist sales advisor upon enquiry.

Key Features

  • IMPORTANT: Please contact Axminster Tools to arrange a more detailed explanation of the Robust American Beauty Woodturning Lathe and the options available to suit your individual needs. Please call 03332 406 406 to speak with our specialist sales team to arrange the consultation or fill in the enquiry form further down the page. This machine is delivered by our own Axminster transport team.
  • As close to a woodturner’s dream lathe as possible
  • Made entirely in Wisconsin, USA without compromise
  • Complete 7-year nose to tail warranty, including bearings
Warranty 7 Year Warranty

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