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  • IMPORTANT: Please contact Axminster Tools to arrange a more detailed explanation of the Robust Sweet 16 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.
  • Removable gap section doubles bowl capacity
  • Stainless steel bed ways, variable speed, adjustable stand height
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Sweet 16

Features a unique, removable bed section, which makes this the lathe of choice for bowl turners.

  • 1.5HP (110 or 220 volt) as standard
  • 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
  • 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.

Motor Upgrade

Take on bigger projects with more power, upgrade your motor to 2HP.

Tilt-Away

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

Steady Rest

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

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.

16" Bed Extension

Increase your turning capacity by an extra 406mm.

Castor Kit

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

Tool and Tailstock Rack

Add Tool and Tailstock Rack for your Sweet 16 and keep your tools 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 Sweet 16 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 most noticeable feature of the Sweet 16 is the removable gap section in the bed. By removing this section you effectively increase the lathe’s bowl turning capacity from 405mm to 812mm. The section doubles as a bed extension. When fitted on the end of the lathe, it increases the spindle capacity from 610mm to 965mm. The gap section can also be attached to the front of the headstock to give access to the back of a bowl or platter. The headstock is relieved in front, allowing even greater access.
The Sweet 16 features stainless steel bedways; rust isn’t going to be a problem. The stand is height adjustable, allowing you to set the centre height to perfectly suit your stature. There is no fiddly belt changing; the Sweet 16 features variable speed control with digital readout (50-2,900rpm). The controls are housed in a moveable switch box; rare earth magnets on the back let you position it conveniently anywhere on the lathe.
Locking the spindle when changing chucks, faceplates etc disconnects the controls, preventing accidental start-up. 48 position indexing is easily accessible in the headstock.
The spindle is precision ground and made from pre-hardened aircraft grade Chrome-Moly Steel with an M33 x 3.5 thread.
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.
So confident in the quality is the American manufacturer, that every lathe comes with a full 7-year warranty, including the headstock bearings.
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 Sweet 16 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.
  • Removable gap section doubles bowl capacity
  • Stainless steel bed ways, variable speed, adjustable stand height
  • 7-year warranty, including the headstock bearings
Warranty 7 Year Warranty

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