Space-Saving Lathe | Popular Woodworking Magazine
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When shopping for a lathe, you’ll never regret having more swing and length capability, but what if you don’t have room in the shop for a long tool? RIKON’s Heavy Duty 70-3040 Variable Speed Lathe features an innovative sliding bed that increases rotation capacity with the simple twist of a knob! The motorized top bed expands to double the distance between the standard tips from 20 “to 40”. Moving the sliding bed also increases the swing from 23-7 / 32 “to 31-1 / 4” on the lower bed, ideal for turning large bowls or trays.
This space-saving lathe is extremely durable, made with a solid cast iron and steel frame, and weighs over 500 lbs. This provides professional turners with a sturdy machine that will withstand the stress when turning large diameter bowls or spindles. These great features are paired with the 3HP TEFC, 220V motor combined with 4 heavy duty bearings in the headstock. Digital speed controls provide all the power and precision you need for any turning task.
Learn more about RIKON 70-3040 at rikontools.com.
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