For those looking for a bench mounted woodturning lathe with slightly larger capacities and motor power plus the convenience of variable spindle speed with electronic control, but still within a reasonable budget, this model would be a great choice. Receive a free 3-hour woodturning session or a discount on a skill centre woodturning course, see banner below for more details. Made almost entirely in cast iron, the bed of this lathe has a finely ground top surface ensuring stability and minimal vibration during operation. The thick walled cast iron headstock and tailstock provide rigidity, coupled with strength and years of trouble-free turning pleasure. The tailstock has a 9mm bore allowing the use of a standard long-hole boring auger and features automatic ejection of centres. Quick release levers allow for easy and accurate positioning of tool rest and tailstock. The lathe is powered by a 550W DC motor with electronic speed control that provides full torque across the speed range. The spindle speed range is from 500 to 4,080rpm, with a choice of two belt ratios. The spindle nose has the very common 1" x 8tpi thread and a 2MT internal taper, so a large range of accessories is available. Solid rubber feet help to eliminate movement whilst in operation. The tailstock barrel has 50mm of movement and includes a 2MT bore. An additional bed extension is available, giving an extra capacity of 670mm between centres. This is a great lathe for those looking for that extra power and capacity but retaining portability. Supplied with Axminster drive and live centres, 150mm tool rest and 75mm faceplate. N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.
The AT350WL utilises the very reliable inverter technology usually found on much larger machines. Electronic variable speed is a desirable feature for woodturners, enabling fine tuning of speed to suit delicate work, larger diameters or out of balance work pieces. A three step poly-V pulley system allows three speed ranges which coupled with the load sensing inverter ensure maximum torque and stable spindle speeds. The magnetic backed switch unit can be placed on any convenient position on the lathe bed or headstock to suit the work in hand. It incorporates on/off buttons, a speed control knob and a forward and reverse switch. An LED digital read-out of the spindle speed in RPM is a useful feature that helps control your work. A 400mm(16") between centres and a 350mm (14") swing over the bed capacity is generous on a lathe this compact. Spindle indexing is achieved in 15° segments by insertion of a magnetic dowel pin. Threaded holes (3/8"x16 UNC) are provided at each corner of the lathe for bench mounting. Tool post diameter 1" (25.4mm). This lathe has proved to be very popular for both teaching and craft demonstrations, not too big nor heavy but with enough capacity to show off your skills. Supplied with four prong Axminster drive centre, Axminster revolving tailstock centre, 75mm faceplate and a centres knock out bar. N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used. This machine was previously known as the AT1416VS.
This mini lathe features a high torque brushless DC 500W motor which is very quiet and powerful in operation. Because the motor has ample torque at low speed there in no need for a gearbox, a super smooth belt drive transferring power to the spindle, the spindle speed being selected by a simple control knob. The electronic control system ensures controlled starting and stopping to reduce the strain on the drive train. Constructed almost entirely of cast iron with ground bedways, and having a fully featured saddle and carriage assembly, a tailstock with spindle taper turning capability and a variable speed spindle drive, giving a stepless speed range of 100-2,500 rpm. A powered leadscrew with a change wheel set gives metric thread range of 0.4-2.0mm pitch. This lathe is supplied with an oil tray, splash guard, 3 jaw self centring chuck, electrically interlocked chuck guard, change wheel set, 2MT centre and wrench set. Optional extras include an ER32 collets holder, a four jaw independent chuck and a plug-in spindle speed display. An excellent choice for the enthusiastic model engineer. Maximum 8mm shank tooling.
This Axminster bench grinder is a super value-for-money machine. It features the usual general purpose grey grinding wheel on the left hand side whilst on the right is a 40mm wide 80 grit aluminium oxide white wheel, perfect for touching up edge tools. This stone is wide enough to accommodate the majority of carving, turning and general woodworking tools and, being of aluminium oxide, is less likely to burn the edge of the tool. The grinder is equipped with adjustable tool rests, spark guards, NVR switch and eye shields. An excellent machine for any keen woodworker. Wheel diameter 150mm(6"), bore 12.7mm(1/2").
This lathe has been purpose built for pen and small project turning, even on a commercial scale. It is compact and portable, but being made almost entirely from cast iron it has the weight and vibration absorbing qualities that only add to the turning experience. The main feature for pen turning is the ER20 collet chuck fitted to the spindle nose. This is an extremely accurate method of work or tool holding, the clamping being concentric every time. We have designed and included a unique pen mandrel for this lathe which creates grip onto the pen blank without exerting compression force onto the mandrel spindle, allowing it to run freely. The mandrel is held between the collet chuck and a special hollow tailstock drive centre, the bore of which closely fits the mandrel spindle allowing no play, the tailstock barrel being wound out to create grip onto the pen blank. The mandrel can hold one or two pen blanks at a time, saving time if a bulk batch needs to be produced. The lathe is powered by a 375W brush motor, being controlled by a very well made PCB and giving a spindle speed range of 400-3,600rpm. The spindle is supported within two over-sized ball bearings, running without discernible vibration. The tool rest holder is also in cast iron, with a cam lock clamp and ratchet style levers. Two tool rests are provided, 80 and 150mm. The tailstock is again in cast iron, with a smooth lead screw giving around 35mm of movement. This is a superb pen and small project lathe, quiet, smooth running and able to run all day if required. Perfect for the workshop or to take around the craft fair circuit. Accessories available as extras include a light pull drive, polishing mop arbor, 3/8" & 5/8" four prong drive centres, 1 1/2" woodscrew chuck and 2" faceplate. Supplied with collet spanner, pen mandrel, 80 & 150mm tool rests and a centre knock-out bar.
This extension bed is designed to suit the AH-1218 and AH-1218VS bench top hobby woodturning lathes, increasing the capacity to a very useful 1,130mm between centres. It is ideal for turning table legs, standard lamps etc. Supplied with fixing bolts and rubber feet to match your lathe.
Deservedly our best selling morticer, this bench top machine is predominately made from heavy cast iron and has the huge benefit of both sideways and front to back table movement. The workpiece is manoeuvred into place with the table using the convenient hand wheels. There's no more jigging and shimming to get the mortice positioning spot on. The table work clamp has multiple locating pin positions and can even clamp tapered work such as table legs. The table and head stock both run on dovetail slides and are provided with adjustable jib strips ensuring years of accurate use. A gas strut counterbalances the weight of the head and motor and gives great downfeed control. An upgraded, quiet and cool running alloy bodied motor provides ample power for any job. Stops are provided for both vertical and horizontal movements for repeat work. A useful optional accessory is our unique spacer block that can raise the headstock by 50mm, allowing even taller workpieces to be accommodated. Add the optional drill chuck and you have a capable small bench drill as well. This is a perfect morticer for home use.Please note, however good any morticing machine is, it is only as good as the chisel and bit fitted! Supplied with mortice auger chuck and key, chisel bush and service tools. N.B. It takes 3/4" shank chisels only. Long shank mortice bits may need the shank length reducing.
This leg stand for the Axminster Hobby Series TS-250M Basic Table Saw enables the saw to be converted into a floor standing model. The stand is made from powder coated steel with a splayed leg design for stability which gives the saw a comfortable height of 880mm. It has rubber feet to stop the saw from sliding on the workshop floor.
This sliding table kit is an accessory for the Axminster Hobby Series TS-250M Bench Top Saw and will give a maximum crosscut of 915mm. The table itself is manufactured from cast iron with a ground surface, and is supplied with a mitre fence with length stops and a hold down clamp. Running on a wide aluminium guide, it is adjustable for height and true running to the main table. With this kit, sawing boards and longer lengths of timber is much easier to do. A great accessory for the TS-250M saw.
This sliding table kit is an accessory for the Axminster Hobby Series TS-200 Bench Top Saw and will give a maximum crosscut of 620mm. The table itself is manufactured from cast iron with a ground surface, and is supplied with a mitre fence with length stops and a hold down clamp. Running on a wide aluminium guide, it is adjustable for height and true running to the main table. With this kit, sawing boards and longer lengths of timber is much easier to do. A great accessory for the TS-200 saw.
A belt and disc sander that will appeal to those hobby woodworkers looking for a better quality sander than the run of the mill. The main cast iron body houses both the motor and the no-volt-release switch, as well as forming the mounting point for the sanding table. The table can be used either on the 200mm disc or on the 100mm wide belt when raised from the horizontal to the vertical position. Changing the elevation of the sanding belt is easy using two very accessible captive bolts which, when loosened, allow the table to be rotated to either position. For added safety, especially when the sander is elevated into the vertical position, the belt has guarding at the back and just below the sanding stop fence. The generous-sized sanding platform can be used with either the disc or the belt and is both easy to adjust and firm when locked in position. Many sanders have no guarding behind the disc or at best a poorly fitting guard. The AS408, however, has an excellent guard assembly which fits accurately around the disc and incorporates a dust extraction point under the table. The 35mm extraction outlet is coupled to the belt so that the extraction can be left fixed to the one outlet and both functions of the machine used without the need to disconnect the dust extraction hose. The belt change is simplicity itself with a quick action belt release and simple tracking controls. Supplied with a self-adhesive disc, aluminium mitre fence and standard 100 x 915mm belt.