Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe 305mm Swing

  • Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe 305mm Swing

    The Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe is right in the Goldilocks Zone – not too big, not too small. It’s light enough to move around the workshop, but big enough to handle pretty much any turning job. The perfect machine for emerging woodturners, and for makers who need to add turning capability to their workflow.

    The lathe is the beating heart of the woodturner’s workshop. A reliable lathe works tirelessly to enable you to transform your ideas into reality. It is your trusted partner in the creative process. 

    Especially developed with Australian turners in mind, Sherwood’s comprehensive range of lathes delivers power, precision and reliability across every size category. Supported with a wide range of compatible accessories and backed by a five-year warranty, a Sherwood lathe is your ideal workshop companion. 


    Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe 305mm

    The Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe bridges the gap between the Mini and Midi series lathes, giving you the best of both worlds in one convenient and reliable package.   

    With all the features woodturners want at an affordable price, the Sherwood Minimax Lathe has serious capacity and 750W of power at spindle speeds of up to 3500rpm. It is easily mobile and tucks away beautifully in a garage, but best of all, it's built tough for guaranteed reliability. 

    The optional Bed Extension allows you to create spindles up to a whopping 1380mm long! 


    Ready for Lift-Off

    It has a solid cast-iron bed suitable for absorbing vibration, delivering rock-solid performance. And you’ll be ready to go right out of the box, because this lathe includes a face plate, spur drive, live centre and knockout bar and tool rest! Every fitting on this lathe is specifically design to fit the industry-standard morse tapers and threads, and unlike some of its larger competitors, it excels when performing at its maximum capacity. 

    Electronic Variable Speed 

    When you need the best possible level of control to optimise your accuracy and eliminate speed-related tear-out and chatter, then EVS is essential. Forward and reverse settings allow you to hollow out your projects with ease, keeping eyes on what you’re doing, as well as allowing the cleanest finish. The power is in your hands. 

    Kits Available

    Looking for a few extras? The Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe can be purchased in kits that include either a bed extension, stand or both! Select your preferred option from the drop-down list.  

    • SWL-1224-VSK1 – Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe + Bed Extension 
    • SWL-1224-VSK2 – Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe + Stand 
    • SWL-1224-VSK3 – Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe + Bed Extension + Stand 


    5-Year Warranty

    All Sherwood products feature a standard 5-Year limited warranty. No other wood lathe in its class is more supported than the Sherwood Minimax Variable Speed Wood Lathe.  

    About Sherwood

    Carefully specified to meet Australian woodworking needs, Sherwood supplies Australian woodworkers with high-quality machinery. Delivering reliability across a wide range of offerings, Sherwood caters to makers, craftspeople and professionals in home workshops and industrial settings across the country. Sourced from overseas manufacturers who have a proven track-record in reliability and quality, every machine in the Sherwood family is backed by an industry-leading 5-year warranty. Your Sherwood product is guaranteed to deliver you years of solid and dependable performance.  


    Small but sturdy

    Just because this lathe has the nice feature of portability, that doesn’t mean that any quality is compromised! The cast-iron body removes vibration and ensures longevity, whilst the compact build allows this lathe to go wherever you go. 

    True Electronic Variable Speed

    The motor speed is adjusted easily and simply using the speed control knob. Use high speeds for workpieces requiring clean finishes and light cuts, and low speeds for removing large quantities of materials and rough cuts. Or, you know best, pick a speed somewhere in the middle!  

    Forward and reverse functions

    Forward and reverse functions allow you to hollow out your projects with ease, keeping eyes on what you’re doing, as well as allowing the cleanest finish as you sand in both directions. 


    The included live and spur centres, face plate, knock-out bar and  tool rest, means you’re ready to get turning straight out of the box!  

    Quick repositionable levers

    The convenient lock handles allow you to quickly readjust the settings of your lathe as needed. They can even be tightened further than factory settings if the locking is not tight enough for your needs.  

    Kits Available

    The Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe can be purchased in kits that include either a bed extension, stand or both! The bed extension, available as an optional extra, allows you to extend the working capacity of your lathe with a 770mm bed extension for any of those longer projects.

    5-Year Warranty

    The Sherwood Minimax Wood Lathe comes with a 5-year warranty as standard, so you can relax and get on with your turning knowing that you are covered.  


    750W DC Motor/240V

    Spindle Speed

    300-3500 RPM



    Working Length

    610mm/24in (with extension: 1380mm)

    Thread Size

    M30 x 3.5 TPI


    #2 Morse Taper

    Face Plate


    Tool Rest


    Tool Rest Stem

    15.9mm ø x 82.5mm L




    1115 x 460mm

    Sherwood Mini Wood Lathe
    $779.00 (inc GST)
    Sherwood Mini Wood Lathe + Bed Extension
    $865.00 (inc GST)
    Sherwood Mini Wood Lathe + Stand
    $899.00 (inc GST)
    Out of Stock
    Sherwood Mini Wood Lathe + Bed Ext. + Stand
    $1,149.00 (inc GST)
    Out of Stock

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