After the smashing success and popularity that we have seen with our larger variable speed lathes, we have listened to the requests for a smaller form factor model.
Image shows MC-1324-VX with optional extension bed - available soon.
The Sherwood MC-1324-VX is a smaller footprint version of its big brothers that still boasts features and specs that put nearly all other small form factor lathes to shame.
Variable speed? Check! Smaller footprint? You bet! A proper induction motor? Yes indeed. This little weapon of a lathe is soon to be the envy of most woodturners.
It is so much more than your typical variable speed unit as well. The real benefit of this lathe over most of its competitors is in the variable speed system. It's not using a resistor-based control board system with a DC motor, but a proper induction motor that has full electronic variable speed control with maximum torque over the whole rev range. Each pulley speed starts at zero up to its maximum speed and has forward-reverse built into the variable speed system.
This means that you will see more torque and power out of the 1HP motor then you would with traditional 1HP units.
This is the configuration you get on professional full-size lathes that cost thousands of dollars. But it's now available in a compact package that fits on your bench or can be transported without needing an army of people to move it. It makes this lathe a perfect choice for woodworking clubs, schools or discerning turners that need a lathe that will last and provide silky smooth turning without ever missing a beat.
We've time-tested every feature
As lathe enthusiasts for the past 20 years, we've ensured this model has serious capacity, construction and build-quality all the way through it - from the handwheel on the headstock to the handwheel on the tailstock - but it doesn't take up ridiculous amounts of space and tucks away beautifully if needed. Best of all its sturdy build and durable frame means it's reliable.
As always all Sherwood machinery comes with a 5-year warranty - not that you'll need it. This lathe is built to last.