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  • Woodworking Tool News - JET 15" Woodworking Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 7, 2013
    JET 15" Woodworking Lathe JET’s new 15” Woodworking Lathe, available in a standard version (Model JWL-1015) and variable speed version (Model JWL-1015VS), provides optimum control, as well as positive-locking indexing. This sturdy, smooth...
  • Tool Talk - Variable-Speed Midi Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 7, 2013
    Tool Talk - Delta 46-460 Variable-Speed Midi Lathe A little dynamo. By Alan Lacer An ideal balance between size and capability is the promise that most mini lathes present: small enough to store on a shelf or under a bench, but big enough (having sufficient...
  • The Powermatic Limited Edition ONYX Series

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 18, 2011
    The Powermatic Limited Edition ONYX Series Powermatic® spotlighted its Limited Edition ONYX Series of woodworking machinery at AWFS, commemorating the brand’s 90th anniversary. These seven exclusive stationary power tools, available only through...
  • Tool News - General International 25-010 M1 Pen Turning Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    General International 25-010 M1 Pen Turning Lathe Designed and built specifically for turning pens and other smaller hobby type projects. Quick lock control levers easily position tool rest. Extruded aluminum frame, head and tailstock Maximum distance...
  • Tool News - General International Maxi-Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, March 19, 2010
    General International just announced the new model 25-114M1 14” x 17” variable speed Maxi-Lathe VF. With a simple belt and pulley system that allows for 3 variable speed ranges: 250-800, 550-1700 and 1200-3600 RPM with electronic dial-in variable...
  • Tool News - The Mini Series from Easy Wood Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Easy Wood Tools has just announced the new Mini Series, featuring the Ci2m Mini Rougher and the Ci3m Mini Finisher. The Mini Rougher uses the same square cutters as the original Ci2. It features a 3/8" x 4" tool bar, and is 16" in overall...
  • Tool News - General Internation Mini-lathe Duplicator

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    General International just released a new mini-lathe duplicator, useful for replicating parts or duplicating spindles. With a maximum duplicating length of 17 7/8” the 25-024 from General International is designed specifically to fit mini style...
  • Tool News - Craftsman Midi Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    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...
  • Tool News - Hosaluk Ferrules to make your own Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Sunday, February 1, 2009
    If you've ever wanted to make your own turning-tool handles, Lee Valley's Hosaluk Ferrules could be a valuable part of the equation. Making your own handle allows you to customize the diameter, grip, length and tool projection. These ferrules...
  • Tool News - Steel City Granite Mini Lathe

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, January 22, 2009
    The 5-speed mini-lathe has a powerful 1/2 HP motor with speeds of 500, 1300, 2100, 2750 and 3600 RPM for a wide range of turning operations. It features a solid granite bed and headstock, a 12-inch swing over the bed with 27 inches between centers, for...
  • Heavy Lathe with Extra Capacity

    by AW-Editor     Friday, September 12, 2008
    So here's a dilemma: Mini lathes are designed to be portable, but when you get where you're going, it's nice to have some weight in the machine. At 106 pounds (more than a sheet of MDF weighs), the Maxi Lathe, $300, from General International...
  • Variable-Speed Mini Lathe

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, May 8, 2008
    Although the market is loaded with mini lathes, few of them offer the convenience of variable speed. Enter Steel City Tool Works' variable-speed mini lathe ($379). Once you start controlling this lathe's speed with its dial, you'll never want...