Electronic variable speed Woodlathe and stand.
The Sherwood MC-1624-VF lathe is an all-new lathe body design featuring ingenious swivel headstock and dedicated floor stand.
Pair with the optional bed extension added to the headstock end of the unit and you have the ability to set yourself up with a dedicated bowl turning section on one side - with added depth increasing the diameter size of the bowl you are turning. If you wanted – you could extend its capability even further by adding two bed extensions either side of the body extending the capacity and turn this into the ultimate multi-turning station.
Of course, it comes with all the standard sizes for attachments - M30 headstock for face plates/chucks; #2 Morse Tapers in both the head and tailstocks for spindle turning. And the heavy-duty banjo has a 1in (25.4mm) post design to give you maximum access to accessories. The lathe also has a two-pulley system to move in between optimal size ranges.
But 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 in to the variable speed system.
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 mean 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.