Grizzly G0632 - 16" x 42" Variable-Speed Wood Lathe
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Aside from its large turning capacities, this machine has all of the features you would hope for in a Heavy-Duty Wood Lathe. For example, electronic variable speed in two speed ranges, digital speed readout, a swiveling headstock for outboard turning, indexable spindle, spindle lock pin and a forward and reverse switch for outboard bowl turning are just some of the standard features you can expect. The bed is precision-ground steel for strength and durability, and the heavy cast-iron legs can be easily adapted for adding more mass. Best of all, this lathe runs on single-phase power, so it can be used in home shops as well as the workplace. The variable-frequency drive runs the 3-phase motor to provide variable-speed control and maximum torque at low speeds. If you're looking for a lathe that will handle all of your turning needs, this is the one!
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1 Customer Review (4 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
This lathe has been a solid workhorse for me for about 2 1/2 years. Over that time I've made more than 100 bowls (as well as tool handles, long spindles, etc.), often working with wood that is not so cooperative (e.g. Siberian Elm). One thing I've learned is that when roughing out a tough bowl it is important to take the time to move the spindle drive belt over to the lower speed range to take advantage of the high torque then made available. I'd certainly recommend the lathe highly.