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Tool News - Craftsman Midi Lathe


The Craftsman 12 x 16 in. Midi Lathe has a ½ hp continuous duty motor with six spindle speeds. The speeds are changed quickly and easily with the swing out shroud. The Midi Lathe has a 12 in. swing over the bed and has the ability to turn up to 16 in. between centers. It is constructed of heavy cast iron to keep the unit stable while turning and carving wood.

The Midi Lathe is precision machined and comes with 12 indexing positions to provide the user with options on carving styles including fluting, layout, and grooving/veining as well as drilling. Also featured are a tool rest and tail stock that adjust easily with cam lock handles and stay secure when locked down.  A knock out bar is included for easy lathe center removal.   

The Midi Lathe is compatible with Craftsman accessories to take on larger projects, such as a bed extension and stand.

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