12” x 16.5” Variable Speed Midi Lathe #70-150VSR is has been designed to offer features seen on larger industrial lathes. An ideal lathe for novice to professional turners. Designed with a powerful 1HP DC motor, electronic variable speed controls, a wide range of operating speeds, digital RPM readout, ample diameter and spindle length turning capacities in forward and reverse drives.
Corded control box has a magnetic back that allows it to be moved along the front of the cast iron lathe bed, and positioned where you want it for easiest access when turning. Left, outboard end of the lathe bed is milled to take a special 13-1/2″ bed extension (#70-903 sold separately) to allow outboard turning of diameters up to 15″. Lathe includes spur center, live center, 3” faceplate, 6″ tool rest with 1″ diameter post, knock-out bar, wrenches and tool holder.
Powerful 1HP DC Motor provides ample power for all turning needs.
Electronic variable speed controls, wider range of operating speeds, digital RPM readout for forward and reverse rotation speeds.
Pivoting belt cover for easy access when changing belt speeds.
Ball-bearing construction for smooth, precise spindle operation.
Machined bed and matching components give precise alignment.
Adjustable locking handles keep components positioned securely.
1” diameter tool rest post.
Lathe bed has machined ends for adding extensions to increase spindle capacity.
Motor: 1 HP TEFC
Amps: 6A. 60HZ
Volts: 115V, 1 PH
RPM: 3,200 RPM
Direction: Forward (C-Clockwise) & Reverse (Clockwise)
Number of Speeds: 3
Ranges 250-850 / 430-1,450 / 950-3,200 RPM
Swing Over Bed: 12” (305 mm)
Outboard Swing Over Bed: 15” (381 mm)
Swing Over Tool Rest: 9-1/4” (235 mm)
Working Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2” (419 mm)
Tool Rest Post Diameter: 1” (25.4 mm)
Spindle Nose Inch x TPI: 1” x 8 TPI
Headstock Taper: MT2
Tailstock Taper: MT2
Ram Travel: 3-1/2″ (90 mm)
Indexing Positions: 24
Length: 39” (991 mm)
Width: 13-3/8” (340 mm)
Height :15-5/8″ (397 mm)
Base Size: 31-13/16” x 7-7/32” (808 x 183.5 mm)
Bottom of base to spindle: 13-1/2” (343mm)
Net Weight: 95 lbs (43 kg)
Shipping Weight: 103 lbs
Shipping Carton: 34.65” x 18.9” x 10.24”
Warranty: 5 Years
It was well packaged and easy to assemble the couple parts needed to be put on. The variable speed reaction to changes is slow, but not bothersome. It turns wonderfully and has ample power. I really like the movable switch I've enjoyed this lathe and am going to add to the tailstock, it needs to be longer.