When it comes to creating cylindrical pieces for your projects a lathe is a very important piece of equipment. When fixed securely a lathe will allow the piece you are working on to rotate whilst you perform a variety of functions; from cutting, sanding, knurling, facing and even turning. Simply by applying tools to the workpiece an object with symmetry can be created and finished. Any workshop creating furniture or even spindles for banisters isn’t complete without a lathe in their bank of tools.
Types of Lathes:
Bench Lathes - are small machines mounted on a special bench or cabinet
Speed Lathes - have a high speed spindle which can be operate in 3 to 4 different speeds
Engine Lathes - come in sizes up to 60 feet and they are used for low and high power operations in various industries
Tool Room Lathes - are precise and accurate, used on products like metal die, precision tools, jigs and fixtures
Capstan and Turret Lathes - are used for mass production, reduce error and save time
Automatic Lathes - enhance the quality and the quantity of production
Special Purpose Lathes - are constructed for special product making such as automatic lathes, crankshaft lathes and wheel lathes
We have put together a selection of top quality lathes from some of the best manufacturers and are confident that you will find what you are looking for by browsing the selection available here at RJ Woodworking Machinery. The New Minimax T/124 Wood Turning Lathe is available to order for £1,608.00 + VAT and it has features such as an extra sturdy frame, an optional copying device, a tool rest and it’s available in single phase. The New Minimax T/124 Copy Wood Turning Lathe is also available to order for £2,495.00 + VAT and some of the characteristics include tool protection, four spindle speeds with simple speed change, transparent mobile guard and extraction hood and much more.