Lathes - Heavy Duty - Fine Woodworking Tool Guide

Lathes - Heavy Duty

Lathes serve a variety of woodworkers, from those who work exclusively on miniature turnings like pen barrels and Christmas tree ornaments to bowl turners to furniture makers who need a lathe only occasionally for making a knobs for a cabinet or a set
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  • Tool Guide 2009Tool Guide 2009

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    Free online extras from our newsstand-only publication featuring expert tool reviews, videos, and articles

  • Tool Test: Heavy-Duty LathesTool Test: Heavy-Duty Lathes

    by Andy Barnum

    As interest in wood turning has grown, the lathes on the market have grown more sophisticated. Today's crop of heavy-duty lathes typically comes with electronic ...

  • Lathes for Turning Big BowlsVideo: Lathes for Turning Big Bowls

    with Andy Barnum

    See how today's heavy-duty lathes are designed to handle large-scale work from bed posts to big burls

  • Homemade Lathe on a BudgetHomemade Lathe on a Budget

    by Matt Berger

    Retired engineer builds a bowl-turning lathe from scrap parts and a headstock purchased on eBay

  • Powermatic Beefs Up Its LatheVideo: Powermatic Beefs Up Its Lathe

    with Ernie Conover

    A series of upgrades to the 3520 are handy for wood turners

  • All About LathesAll About Lathes

    by Scott Gibson

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Powermatic - 3520B Lathe

(1 user review)

The 2 hp heavy-duty lathe from Powermatic features a 20-in. swing, a 34-1/2-in. distance between centers, and variable speed in two ranges.

Jet - JWL-1642-EVS-2 Lathe

This 2 hp, heavy-duty lathe features a 16-in. swing, a 42-in. distance between centers, and variable speed in two ranges.

Teknatool International - Nova DVR-XP Lathe

(1 user review)

Nova's DVR-XP heavy-duty lathe has 1.75 hp. It features a 16-in. swing, a 24-in. distance between centers, and continuously variable speed from 100 to 3,500 rpm.

General - 25-650 Lathe

This 1.5 hp heavy-duty lathe from General features a 16-in. swing, a 43-in. distance between centers, and variable speed in three ranges.

Rikon - Woodfast Series 70-500 Lathe

(1 user review)

Rikon's Woodfast Series 70-500 heavy-duty lathe features a 20-in. swing, a 36-in. distance between centers, and variable speed in five ranges.

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