Robust lathes - UK exclusive

Invest in Robust, and invest in a lifetime of turning pleasure.

Exclusive to Axminster Tools in the UK, Robust Tools' woodturning lathes are highly regarded by turners the world over as some of the best.

Fully customise yours today and create a unique lathe, specific to your turning needs. Simply get in touch for a personalised quote.

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Introducing Robust lathes

The American Beauty

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

  • 2HP motor as standard or upgrade to 3HP
  • 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
  • Sliding headstock lets you turn off the end up to a possible 1,500mm diameter
  • Stainless steel bed ways
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The Sweet 16

A unique removable bed section makes this the lathe of choice for bowl turners.

  • 1.5HP (110 or 220 volt) as standard or upgrade to 2HP
  • Removable bed section increases bowl capacity up to 812mm
  • Digital RPM readout and 24-position indexing
  • 610mm between centres with optional extension increasing capacity to 965mm
  • Single pulley design for great torque and range
  • Stainless steel bed ways
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The Scout

An excellent mid-sized benchtop lathe for turners who want a compact and powerful performance.

  • 1HP motor as standard (110 or 220 volt) or upgrade to 1.5HP
  • 355mm over the bed and 660mm between centres
  • Optional Robust Universal Stand available
  • Digital RPM readout and 24-position indexing
  • Stop bar function enables a quick stop when hands are full
  • Stainless steel bed ways
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Explore full upgrade options available

All three models have a wide range of upgrade options available.


Robust's patented Tilt-Away moves the tailstock out of the way for easy turning. Available for American Beauty and Sweet 16 only.

Outboard Turning Attachment

Turn up to 1,500mm (60") in diameter with the Outboard Turning Attachment. Available for American Beauty only.

Motor Upgrade

Take on bigger projects with more power.

16" Bed Extension

Increase your turning capacity by an extra 406mm. Available for all three models.

Steady Rest

Prevent vibration when turning long and thin projects between centres and ensure accuracy with the Steady Rest. Sizes available for each lathe.

Remote Foot 'Off' Switch

A useful safety feature when your hands are full. Simply turn off the lathe using your foot. Available for all three models.

Tool Storage

Add a Tool Caddy to your American Beauty or opt for a Tool and Tailstock Rack for your Sweet 16.

Castor Kit

Move your lathe easily around your workshop with the castor kit. Available for American Beauty and Sweet 16 only.

Universal Stand

Available for the Scout only, adjust the height and even tilt your lathe - suitable for seated woodturning. A castor kit is available for this stand.

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

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