The midi sized lathe continues to be Charnwoods’ best seller. It is a size which can accomplish most of the projects turners are likely to try and is the largest lathe which can comfortably be moved off the bench when not in use. We have developed ours further this year to now include an indexing system on the headstock spindle as well as more robust electronics, specifically designed for UK voltage.
The bed of the lathe is one-piece precision ground cast iron giving 14″ between centres when working with our new heavy duty centres, which are supplied as standard. The bowl turning capacity of 12″ diameter over the bed, requires a very low speed which is achieved using a converter and a DC motor. A clear LCD display shows the current RPM.
The tool rest banjo is a cam-lock design for rapid adjustments with all metal components. The tool rest itself is our ever popular round bar made from hardened steel
The headstock is hollow centred to allow for easy tool removal, the tailstock is also hollow and has automatic centre removal.
Supplied with drive and tail centres 2MT, knockout bar, 6″ toolrest with 5/8″ shank, 3″ diameter faceplate, tool holder, carrying handles and cable tidy.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used. Maximum distance is 450mm (18″).