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Overview

G0462 16" x 46" Wood Lathe with DRO

A deluxe turning machine at a very competitive price!

The G0462 16" x 46" Wood Lathe with DRO can swing 16" over the bed, comes with a 2 HP motor and sports a digital readout for spindle RPM.

Changing speeds is easy with the shift-on-the-fly speed control lever and there are no belts to mess with. The speed can be changed between 600 and 2400 RPM.

Outboard turning is a snap too, just loosen the headstock and swivel it up to 180° for total flexibility.

The solid cast-iron construction throughout ensures smooth and stable operation.

If you want to add more storage place, the legs feature shelf supports so you can add your own custom-built shelf.

Like all Grizzly lathes, the G0462 comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G0462 manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual provides full instructions on how to assemble and maintain your lathe.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the lathe are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

Made in an ISO 9001 factory

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Motor: 2 HP, 110V, single-phase, 14A
  • Swing over bed: 16"
  • Swing over tool rest: 13-1/2"
  • Distance between centers: 46"
  • Spindle taper: MT#2
  • Spindle thread size: 1" x 8 TPI RH
  • Tailstock taper: MT#2
  • Spindle speeds: variable, 600 - 2400 RPM
  • Headstock rotation: 0°, 60°, 90°, 120°, and 180°
  • Tool rest width: 11-7/8"
  • Tool rest post diameter: 22mm
  • Overall dimensions: 72-1/2" W x 19" D x 48"H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 354 lbs.

FEATURES:

  • Digital readout for spindle RPM
  • 0°, 60°, 90°, 120°, and 180° headstock rotation
  • Outboard turning is easy with the included tool rest extension
  • Quick lock/release levers for tailstock and headstock
  • Heavy-duty, precision-ground cast-iron bed and legs ensures stability and minimize vibration
  • Includes 6" faceplate, cup live center and spur center
Reviews

156 Customer Reviews (4.7 out of 5 stars) : Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
Great 08/29/2020 1:09:35 PM

A great buy. After a year and a half my only complaint is that my home shop doesn't have the room for it. I've turned a 14" segmented bowl and a 21" maple lazy-susan using the head-stock rotated 90 degrees. The toughest challenge was a dripping-wet bradford pear natural-edged vase which required more counterweight to keep vibration down during rough turning. Love the DRO and speed control. A big step-up from my bench-top lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
Worth it 06/05/2020 1:58:35 AM

This lathe has the features I wanted, and it works great. Good value.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/29/2020 5:12:40 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great Product 05/27/2020 10:57:04 PM

I have it all set up and can not wait to start using it. It was very easy to set up. I am 71 years old and I set it all by my self. Looks great. Now I am having to get the whole shot put back together. All ready have a couple of pieces of wood lined up to make into bowels.

Daniel M
05/27/2020 5:33:52 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/27/2020 1:03:50 PM

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Keith F
GREAT PRODUCT 05/27/2020 10:13:18 AM

Love it easy to set up and run with help its heavy

Tom M
Love this lathe 05/20/2020 1:34:07 PM

The ability to turn the head for outboard turnings is a game changer. I've been able to turn bowls & platters up to 17 inches in diameter with great success. For a relatively inexpensive floor lathe, this one has plenty of power and some surprising features.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/20/2020 11:08:17 AM

i purchased this product a month ago. It is a well built machine and so far it done everything I have wanted to do on a wood lathe. I am very happy with my purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
05/01/2020 1:00:37 PM

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04/08/2020 1:36:50 PM

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Onne H
Great machine but too tall for normal people but no problem, I cut off part of the legs 03/29/2020 1:19:51 AM

I love the variable speed feature.
Like all Grizzly products - a lot for the money

Anonymous Reviewer
good lathe for the price 03/10/2020 1:10:06 AM

I bought this a couple months ago and like it a lot. I have had a accouple cheep ones and they don't last. a little light so it vibrates more than I wanted so I mounted it to the floor. all good now.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/04/2020 11:24:46 AM

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Danny B
A Lot of Lathe for the $ 02/21/2020 2:33:11 PM

I've had the Lathe for a month now, and here are some Pros and Cons.
Pros: Great size and weight for what you spend. This lathe really gives you the most bang for your buck.
Rotating Head Stock is a major plus, there are "better" lathes out there that do not have this feature.
Power does not seem to be a concern, and the 110v probably helps a lot of people. I do wish it at least was convertible to 220v.
Outward facing motor. Some lathes in this price range will face the motor towards the work piece, this does not. Only drawback is when you rotate the head, you need more clearance from the wall.

Cons: The digital readout is in the way. when you use the tools to remove the chuck you will bang your hand on the readout. Maybe you can tap the head and mount it more to the left.
The speed adjustment lever has two problems. 1. When running around 1200 rpm the lever sticks out toward the workpiece and may interfere with hand placement for shallow workpieces. 2. When the machine is off, you cannot turn it. if you chuck up a piece that needs to be on the lower end of rpms, but you have the rpms up from the previous turning, you will have to unchuck the piece, turn the machine on then turn the speed to low, or do it really fast with the piece chucked up. THE RMPS CANNOT BE MANAGED WITH THE MACHINE OFF. I do wish it was just a digital knob, but I don't know the added cost that would be.
The banjo is adequate at best. The rest sits right on top the screw, like all grizzly banjos, so good luck getting a curved toolrest with the proper size diameter and length. They should offset the post holder for unlimited post depth. The tightening screw is fair and the banjo probably could use some sanding on the bottom for easier adjusting.
Tail stock wheel is plastic. for $20 it could be metal. It cheapens the feel of the entire lathe. It probably will never break and is perfectly fine, but a metal one would really dress a nice lathe up a whole lot.
All three nuts loosen on the head stock, banjo, and tail piece. Once you get used to this happening, you may forget it does this, but when you go to tightens this down, they won't. Easily reach under the bed and finger spin the nut snug. Maybe lock nuts will help. Right now, it aggravates me.

Summary: If you are looking for full size lathe and an incredible price, you have got to consider this lathe. I bought it with the thought that if I liked turning enough, outside of just complementing normal woodworking, I then would upgrade to the G0766. I don't know if I will ever really have to. This lathe does a lot! There is no way anyone offers what this lathe delivers for $1000. Unless you are a fullout woodturner and that's what you love, then there are better lathes. If you use it for an occasional bowl, spindle, or other fun stuff, this is the lathe to get.

These are the accessories I also bought.
Chuck set, 5/8 bowl gouge, wedge style live center, smaller face plate, drill chuck.

Robert B
02/14/2020 1:28:09 AM

I bought this 6 years ago, First I replaced the drive belt with a link belt and still running it. I added a fly wheel the only thing is I only use a chuck. Love and it has turned many items large and small.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very pleased with my choice 02/06/2020 12:00:51 PM

I am very pleased with lathe. I have been saving for a while and chose this model because of basic features. I teach students wood working and this gives them a good basic machine to learn and develops there skills on.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/30/2020 2:40:57 AM

So far so good, haven't had time to unpack it yet, looking forward to it!

Anonymous Reviewer
Wood Lathe 01/29/2020 1:10:58 PM

I had an old Shopsmith that I learned Wood turning on. Got a small Win Lathe. Then moved onto the grizzly 16 x 46 I really enjoyed working it and its good for the price.

David P
Super fast shipping, Great product to work with. 12/30/2019 1:54:52 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
12/27/2019 12:16:40 PM

I used to be in the packaging business and I have to say the packaging of this lathe was incredibly well done.

Delivery was on time as promised . I needed help to lift the lathe onto its legs but assembly was easy.

So far I have done only very limited turning on it but it accurate and very smooth running. Whlie I have read other reports that the speed range over stated the lowest speed mine goes down to 550 rpm.

Previously I had a Jet 16/42 Lathe that was destroyed in hurricane Florence this is a great replacement. It is considerably heavier and this makes it turn smoother.

Dempsey J
Just as advertised. 12/25/2019 11:58:29 AM

Fit and finish was really nice. Packaging was better than I expected.

Michael B
Excellent lathe 12/11/2019 9:42:17 PM

Ive never used a lathe but knew I didnt want a mini lathe. I read reviews and asked about this model in online forums. After four months is use, the only complaint I have is that I wish I had started turning sooner. The lathe has been everything I expected. Ive been going thru the normal learning curve for new wood turners and this product has made it easy. Great addition to my shop.

Anonymous Reviewer
11/05/2019 1:42:43 AM

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Roy D
nicest lathe I've ever used 09/23/2019 7:40:38 PM

It doesn't have a wheel on the outboard of the head stock, which isn't really a thing I guess, but I kinda miss one. Other than that I can turn finials too delicate to be useful or turn massive table legs. I haven't turned a big bowl yet but I've got a big segmented bowl gluing up!
Turn on...

Anonymous Reviewer
06/25/2019 12:02:04 AM

this lathe is everything I expected. it has done an excellent job

Anonymous Reviewer
Terrific lathe 06/02/2019 5:58:23 PM

Great lathe for small shop. Plenty of power . Not reverse able will not turn slower than 600 rpm.

Anonymous Reviewer
I love it. 05/16/2019 6:25:25 PM

My first lathe, My first bowl. Took some getting used to. About 12" diameter when finished. She ain't pretty, but she's beautiful to me. I'd buy again...

James L
Effective and good value 03/28/2019 2:39:41 PM

I bought this a month ago and works very well. It is heavy, so be sure to get help with assembly (packaging was amazing!) and locate where you will not have to move it much. Very easy to use and add to (I ordered the premium chuck set). Only complaint is the banjo/tool rest. The arm itself is very unstable and very difficult to secure in place and not move. I eventually just removed the extension arm and used just the back with an off the market tool post/tool rest. I attempted several times to ask customer service about another banjo from another lathe - but kept getting it will not fit.

Overall I am very happy! Only thing keeping me from 5 stars is the tool rest issue

Jeff K
03/28/2019 11:37:44 AM

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Billy F
Excellent! 03/27/2019 7:03:01 PM

Exactly what I need to start learning to turn projects!

Anonymous Reviewer
03/27/2019 1:31:22 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
03/27/2019 12:45:23 PM

The outboard turning option is what I was after. The lathe was extremely well packaged and arrived damage free. It is heavy duty and well made.
To minimize shipping issues, stay on top of any shipping instructions requested made at the time of purchase. There seems to be a huge disconnect between the order desk and the shipping department.

Delores H
03/27/2019 12:41:03 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
03/24/2019 3:58:32 PM

This is an excellent product. I use this daily and am very pleased with this item

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product 03/22/2019 10:22:22 PM

I bought this lathe to replace an old craftsman. Wish I had done so years ago. Excellent product and everything promised by Grizzly.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/20/2019 10:37:55 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Great Beginners Wood Lathe 03/06/2019 3:01:06 PM

I bought this a month ago and am on my 5th bowl turning.
Easy to use and plenty of power.
Great lathe for my wood working needs.

Stan J
GO462 03/02/2019 4:09:45 AM

Just arrived today. Will let you know when set up how turns. Very Fast time for delivery no problems with that. So until setup will let you know. Ok this is my first spindle turning. And it turned very well no problems. Set up and putting Lathe together was not a problem at all. So as of right now could not be more pleased. Was a welder for 45years Fabrication Lots of forged iron and brass. Very exited with working with wood.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great value for the cost. 02/28/2019 10:42:37 AM

Works as I expected. Im a beginner so still learning myself, but it seems to do everything I thought it would. The hand wheel on the tail stock fell apart the second time I used it and Ive requested a new part. All else is fine.

Anonymous Reviewer
02/21/2019 4:45:23 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Good value for the monney. 02/20/2019 5:29:38 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
01/07/2019 2:46:33 PM

I love my lathe from Grizzly. Plenary of power very well built

Recommend

Happy Costomer

Rick W
Awesome Lathe 12/02/2018 1:51:40 AM

This is a great tool, although if you decide to purchase one make sure Saia freight isn't the one delivering it. They lied about delivery and Grizzly sided with the freight company. Figures. Again great tool SORRY shipping company.

joseph R
Everything I expected! 10/27/2018 2:06:56 PM

So far I am more than impressed with this lathe, after reading all the reviews I took the proactive approach during assembly, as I unpacked and checked all the parts I cleaned, degreased and waxed all the parts, I couldnt find metric locking nuts for the headstock and tailstock base plates but a little blue thread locker seems to have solved the nuts vibrating loose problem others noted as an issue, I also used thread locker on every assembly step as needed, once fully assembled I set her on solid rubber isolation pads, only had her a month now but have turned out a dozen larger bowls from rough cut Timber and have had no issues or problems at all, the only thing missing in my opinion is reverse...

Anonymous Reviewer
Just what I expected! 10/25/2018 2:22:10 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
09/16/2018 4:13:08 PM

Tail stick bolt that holds Morris taper threads stripped out of tailstock. Otherwise all is fine

Anonymous Reviewer
09/01/2018 4:52:43 PM

I am very happy with the lathe so far. The only thing I can say that needs improving is the head stock clampdown doesn't always stay tight. Vibrations sometimes loosens it.
Otherwize, I am very pleased with all the other feachers.

Randy M
05/21/2018 7:09:01 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Very good tool 05/10/2018 12:41:26 PM

Very good lathe for the money. Was packed carefully and assembled easily. Some of the lockdown vibrate loose. Lock nuts would help

Anonymous Reviewer
05/09/2018 11:39:34 AM

There are so many things I really like about this lathe. For 16 years I used a craftsman wood lathe and really enjoyed it. However, just like me it wore out. So I never had an occasion to use any of your products, but I can only say thank you for not only the equipment t but your service. Form the very first phone call to the end result of judging the product I am so pleased. I wished I could remember the lady's name that I talked with on the phone but she was so kind and helpful in placing my order and assuring that it would be delivered within. The time period she said it would be. As for the lathe, WOW. It has been 16 years since I have really enjoyed wood turning like I do now. Im sure you have many more great products to choose from as I see in your catalog, so Grizzly here we go. Weve got a lot of work to do together. THANK YOU.

Robert A
Good lathe overall. 04/30/2018 1:40:34 AM

I've turned about 60 projects on my G0462 since receiving it. Delivery packaging was solid, arrived with no issues. It does the job well. A little noisy at lower RPMs, but gets quieter when you step up the speed. The base is solid cast iron which is an upgrade over lower end lathes. That additional weight does help. It does bounce on you with larger (even slightly) unbalanced blanks. The only knock on this is the lack of lower end speeds. You really have to get your blanks balanced very well before turning or you'll be fighting the equipment through the first half of your project. Would I recommend this lathe? Yep, no hesitation. I can't afford a Cadillac of a lathe, so this more than does the job. You can turn beautiful projects on this lathe.

Anonymous Reviewer
Awesome machine 04/23/2018 1:35:17 PM

I had bought a second hand grizzly wood lathe and had to retire it, due to not being able to order parts (discontinued). After much research this is the one that I picked knowing I will not have to buy another. The only flaw I see with this model is the location of the pivot lock on the motor I have pinched my finger between the base and motor a few times (it don't tickle), but all in all a great machine. I don't get on it as much as I would like to, but when I do it is hours before I call it a day. I have turned mini ball bats, bowls and candlesticks. I'm not tech savvy enough to upload pictures yet.

Anonymous Reviewer
It is ok with a few problems 04/21/2018 10:47:25 AM

The locking screw handle for the tool rest stripped out. I replaced it with a 10mm socket head cap screw.
Also the tool rest does not go low enough for my carbide detail tool. At its lowest point my tool is still
1/8" above the the center of my work piece.
That being said it is good for the price. A few small changes would make it a lot better.

Ed J
04/20/2018 11:19:17 AM

Been waiting on this unit for a long time, which I got it sooner.
Very good machine, and I plane on have a lot of fun with it.

Jonathan N
So much fun! 04/16/2018 5:09:19 AM

Bought this after having to turn down several orders for larger bowls and platters. I went from a 10x18 to this beast so it took a while to get used too but it is a great piece of equipment for the price. The only issue so far is the ball oiler popped out of the spring but after contacting Customer Service (which is AMAZING) they are working on trying to find a solution to the problem since I guess I am a first at something.....FINALLY! Super happy with it and again the Customer Service is AMAZING.

Randall H
Great price 04/14/2018 11:53:52 PM

This lathe does NOT come with a handwheel. Also the thread pattern to mount one is very unusual. An email to Grizzly and two phone calls could not help me. They cannot even get a bolt from the manufacturer. Grizzly did give me the thread pattern and it looks like I can get a high priced one from India. The lathe itself is awesome

Anonymous Reviewer
04/09/2018 2:51:29 PM

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David S
Ehh, Its OK I guess. 04/07/2018 6:03:08 PM

I've had this lathe since May of 2013, and during all this time I have had to replace the drive belt over 20 times. I got one belt from Grizzly and took it to NAPA to get matches. Overall, I'm not entirely satisfied with this lathe. I wish I had saved up and bought a Nova. This lathe has an advertised minimum speed of 600 rpm (too high for safely roughing out anything), but mine has NEVER operated below 1000 rpm! Technical Service is a joke. All they have is a book of basic questions and answers and no real technical expertise. So, for the most part, my lathe is primarily a dust magnet and takes up valuable space in my shop. The saddest part of all this is that I really love making things on a lathe. Nonetheless, I've bought my last tool from Grizzly. Much like Harbor Freight, Grizzly products really are not worth the money. As I am able, I am weeding out my Grizzly tools (and I've got a lot of them) and replacing them with higher quality products from Laguna, Nova, and Saw Stop.

Kenneth H
04/05/2018 7:30:48 PM

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Tracy C
03/30/2018 3:37:03 PM

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John H
03/30/2018 1:57:04 AM

I like the lathe and it works well except the tail stock is not made right. If you look at all the other lathe tail stocks there should be kore base at the back and less at the front where it is in the way wen working with short parts.

Anonymous Reviewer
03/25/2018 11:58:29 AM

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Bob
awesome, no issues at all 03/09/2018 2:41:45 PM

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Larry C
03/04/2018 7:14:31 PM

The cast iron casting of the leading edge of the right leg was very poor. I was able to file the sharp edge down to the point it would not cut me when using. I have purchased several pieces of equipment and it should have been caught by a quality control person.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent lathe 02/28/2018 5:09:52 PM

Well it was a bumpy ride to finally receive my lathe in one piece. The first one I received on a UPS truck was in pieces, But the second delivery two weeks later was in great shape.

Anonymous Reviewer
G0462 lathe 02/17/2018 3:10:39 PM

Haven't used it too much yet but it appears to be everything that I thought it would be and at a reasonable price.

Ben G
Very Happy! 02/11/2018 8:32:59 PM

I bought this lathe about a month ago and put a duplicator on it. I've turned 400 legs with it so far and it does not lack in power. It's heavy and does everything I need, shipping was fast. The tool rest that came with mine looks a little beat up right where your tools run, bad casting, that's my only complaint.

Anonymous Reviewer
Lathe is awesome 02/10/2018 1:31:08 PM

I recently purchased this lathe and it is awesome, easy to use, very well built and sturdy, love the ability to change speeds so easily.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great lathe for the money! 02/08/2018 11:46:58 PM

I have had this lathe for about a year and it has performed beautifully. Not a single issue as of yet.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great Lathe for the Price 02/05/2018 3:27:40 AM

First off, the customer service is outstanding. As for the lathe, you can't find a much better deal for a lathe with a 16-inch swing. Very sturdily built, and the only issue I have is that the low speed setting is a little too fast for roughing larger out-of-round pieces. It is a great lathe, well worth the price.

george H
enjoying new toy 02/03/2018 10:37:11 PM

very pleased with purchase arrived in great shape and had up and running in no time.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent product! 01/27/2018 2:14:45 AM

Bought this over a month ago and have no issues, it works great

Anonymous Reviewer
01/26/2018 2:49:07 PM

Really like the quality of it. Have not used yet but i will

Texas W
01/26/2018 12:30:53 AM

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Daniel S
Awesome 01/19/2018 12:17:53 PM

My lathe is awesome. Can't wait to fill my shop with all green.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/18/2018 5:10:56 PM

I've only hade this machine a couple of weeks but seams to be a good one low vibration plenty of power I'm satisfied, I got a quality built machine for the cost.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/17/2018 8:08:25 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
01/14/2018 11:36:06 PM

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Stephen A
Heavy duty--does what is supposed to do! 01/13/2018 12:27:29 PM

Always trust Grizzly. Good quality products shipped in a timely manner. Great basic lathe for the price.

Anonymous Reviewer
01/13/2018 3:28:07 AM

Very pleased with our purchase, have had many hours of use and no problems with anything

Gregory L
Great product 01/10/2018 11:51:51 AM

I bought this lathe a few weeks ago and I am extremely pleased with it. The head stock and tail stock are aligned perfectly and the 2 HP motor has great power. I also have a Grizzly band saw and I love it. I highly recommend Grizzly products.

Tim H
01/06/2018 1:55:25 PM

Havent set it up yet. Waiting for building to be finished. Brother in law has one and loves it. Im sure it will be the same for me.

Daniel S
love the lathe 12/16/2017 12:02:10 PM

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Richard S
12/15/2017 2:34:48 PM

The shipping was great , lots of trouble with the banjo , " didn't tighten down keeps stripping out. The head stock threads are way to long for my nova chuck , have to buy a new chuck, if I know about the chuck wouldn't have bought this lathe.

francisco C
hola.... este producto puede comprarse sin las patas; es decir, el cabezal principal y el contrapunt 12/08/2017 6:58:29 AM

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Nick
12/04/2017 10:42:23 AM

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Craig A
Good Lathe, Tool Rest needs improvement. 11/28/2017 7:41:33 PM

I bought this lathe recently and am very pleased with the performance and overall manufacture. The one drawback, the tool rest post is 25mm and the rest itself is just too large for smaller projects, they need to redesign the banjo post size to 1 inch. I do not like drilling out the banjo so went to another brand for the tool rests with a 25mm post. The in store staff suggested buying another tool rest from them and cutting it off, not a good recommendation. I would recommend this lathe, no question.

William S
11/15/2017 11:57:52 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Wood Lathe 11/11/2017 1:04:52 PM

Lathe came boxed very well nothing was damaged or even scratched runs smoothly and is quiet I wished tool rest was 1" not 25mms I drilled mine out so I had more options. Otherwise a great wood lathe

Ed C
Great machine in this price range! 11/08/2017 12:12:36 PM

Firstoff as a recently retired 42 year veteran Tool Maker and Mfg Engineer in the metal working business, Im a hard man to please. Ive designed, proto-typed, machined metal parts and even built entire machines of many types, including aircraft, machine tool, firearm and the medical industries. I am also an avid researcher. While looking at the reviews on this machine, everywhere I could look, I saw very mixed reviews. Of course I took the time and analyzed the best and worst. A lot of the 'bad' reviews I came across, well, were ridiculous. You cannot run the Indy 500 in a Chevette .................. nor will you turn a 20" bowl with this machine without issues. You get the drift.<br /><br />I looked at several companies and lathes before pulling the trigger on this one. First, the size, swing and length fit what I wanted one for. I did not buy it to turn 20" bowls nor did I expect it to turn telephone pole size work pieces. <br />What I HAVE been doing successfully is turning (so far) up to 10" or so bowls, table legs, and other smaller spindle type pcs with no problem.<br />Do I wish it had a slower speed for roughing?? Of course. But Ive had no problems. With the spindle/pulley design, which is better than changing belts/pulleys for different speeds, I suspect very much lower RPM would lose torque pretty quickly.<br />Have I had any problems? Yes. Ive had some minor issues that Vince and the Support team have quickly taken care of and I'll say one thing, these folks have World Class Customer Support and I thank them.<br />One last comment. I would challenge anyone to find a better value, in this price range, for a lathe.<br />Dont buy it expecting it to do way over its capacity and what it was designed for and I think you will be pleased.<br />

Update: Ive had mine for about 1 1/2 years. Ive got used to the noise. Lol.

I will still say have a few extra tool rest Handles in stock as they wear out fast. And no, Im not overrightening.

I maintain what I said. Pretty good machine for the cheap price.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/19/2017 9:50:03 PM

I haven't had my lathe very long but I can say so far I am very happy with it. The lathe arrived and was delivered in my garage. The delivery man asked me where I wanted it and he put it there. The lathe was very well packed and arrived in excellent condition. Like i've said I have not used it much yet but so far I am impressed.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent 10/09/2017 1:59:42 PM

Love my lathe. All comments are positive with the exception of rpm. 580 - 600 rpm is maximum slow speeed for my lathe. For safety, rough turning sometimes require 300-500 rpm

Anonymous Reviewer
Great lathe 09/29/2017 2:16:53 PM

I replaced my ridgid lathe with this product and have been very pleased with it. My only issue is with the cam bolts used for the rest. I stripped it out on my first project. Lots of power with low vibration.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/20/2017 11:54:51 PM

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Kevin S
Amazing Product 08/25/2017 3:01:38 PM

Is this a top of the line lathe? No. Can you find something much better? Yes. But here's the kicker. This lathe is absolutely, hands down, the markets best for the price. Sure, you can go by a top brand, high quality lathe but expect to empty your bank account for it. Keep in mind, this isn't some cheap toy. It is a superior piece of workmanship, complete with stand, digital readout and all the bells and whistles you'd expect from an expensive model. Top it all off with a powerful 2 HP motor and you are all set. I've been turning pieces 14" and larger since I bought it and I've had no issues. I spent a lot of time shopping for the best value and this is it. If you think you can beat it, good luck!

Dean F
Nice blend of features 08/25/2017 1:47:45 PM

Getting used to it, I have had an issue with losing speed and stopping the spindle, but it is not the motor. I have spoken with a tech and they suggested oiling the pulleys, which is really the only maintenance suggested in manual on a regular basis. No cause for alarm yet.

Anonymous Reviewer
Lathe 08/24/2017 1:06:03 PM

I have my Lathe. But haven't put it together yet. I want to finish my new wood shop. First.

Phil L