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RIKON's Heavy Duty 70-3040 Variable Speed Lathe features an innovative SLIDING BED that increases your turning capacity with just a turning of a switch! The special motorized upper bed effortlessly moves to the right away from the headstock to double the standard between-centers distance from 20" to 40"! Moving the sliding bed also increases the swing from 23-7/32" to 31-1/4" over the lower bed! Ideal for turning large bowls or platters. This space-saving lathe is extra heavy-duty, made of solid cast iron and steel construction to provide professional turners with a robust machine that will take the stress when turning large diameter bowls or spindles. The 3HP TEFC, 220V motor combined with 4 heavy-duty bearings in the headstock and digital speed controls provide all the power and precision needed for this versatile lathe.
Motorized Sliding Bed - Increase spindle length 20" up to 40"
Motor & Switch - Beefy 3HP motor delivers ample power
Index Head - 3-Step, multi-V pulleys include 36 index positions
Control Box - Magnetic back positions controls anywhere on long bed
LCD Speed Display - Big easy-to-read speeds from 20 to 3850 RPMs
Banjo - Cast iron tool rest base is extra wide and sturdy
Horsepower: 3 HP TEFC
Inverter: Input 1Ph, Output 3Ph
Volts: 220V, 50/60 Hz
Speed: 1,720 RPM
Number Of Speeds: Variable
Ranges (RPM): 20 - 650 / 50 - 1,750 / 100 - 3,850
Swing Over Bed: 23-7/32" to 31-1/4"
Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 17-13/32" to 25-7/16"
Working Distance Between Centers: 20" to 40"
Tool Rest Post Diameter: 1"
Headstock / Tailstock
Spindle Nose Inch x TPI: 1-1/4" x 8
Headstock Taper: MT2
Tailstock Taper: MT2
Ram Travel: 4-11/16" (120mm)
Indexing Positions: 36
Length: 61-5/8" to 81-5/8"
Net Weight: 546 lbs.
Shipping Weight: 665 lbs.
Shipping Carton: 61-3/4" x 26-5/16" x 34-1/4"
I purchased the Rikon 70-2040 in March 2023. So far I’m very happy with the lathe. The sliding bed is rock solid and takes up less space in the shop. The 3hp motor provides all the power I need to turn big heavy material. The fit, finish and tolerances are outstanding, every part is robust and moves easily. The only negative point I have is that there is no spindle lock (other than the index pin) that can be used to remove chucks or work pieces from the spindle. The wrenches provided work well however sometimes you need two hands and a lock would greatly assist. I would recommend this lathe to anyone looking for a large capacity lathe.
30" x 40"