When you're dealing with small machinery, it's all about attention to detail.
The majority of lathe manufacturers on the market produce similar machines: they look okay at first glance but are untested, undisciplined operations that aren't run by real woodworkers, for real woodworkers. As a result, you simply can't find the fit and finish - whether it's the smooth, timeless design of the handles or the cast of the headstock and tailstocks, any where else for this price point.
Put simply, these lathes are way ahead of the pack. While other models have smaller toolrests and small toolrest holders, meaning you're stuck with an irregular shape for the rest of your woodturning life, every fitting on this lathe is specifically designed to fit the industry standard and the widest possible range of accessories. Then there's all the extra fittings, fantastic additions like tool holders that make them the best of the bunch.
This 5-speed manual is intentionally simple - there's very little that can go wrong with this machine. But what makes it special is, as we keep repeating, the Sherwood Difference. We've been woodworking for 30 years and we test every feature to ensure that the little touches are a streak ahead of the competition, while maintaining a sturdy robust design that's effortlessly reliable. We'd have it no other way.
A great performer at an even better price!
This mini-lathe has been specially designed for entrance to intermediate hobbyist woodworkers. Don't get us wrong, it still has serious capacity - with 550W of power at spindle speeds of up to 3000rpm, it would be a waste of time if it didn't - but it's also easily mobile, it doesn't take up ridiculous amounts of space so it tucks away beautifully in a garage.
2MT morse tapers (hollow so you can use a long-hole drill through the centre) hold your workpiece securely while a three pully system assures greater versatility in spindle speeds, which can improve the quality of your projects immensely! If you're still after even greater control for serious woodturners, check out our variable speed models as well.
It has a 5-year warranty and it's pick up and play, meaning if you don't use it everyday you don't have to worry about deterioration. This lathe is built to last.
Why a Sherwood mini lathe?
Perfect for any woodturner that needs to move their lathe around or has space restrictions. It's been purpose-built on a smaller scale but is by no means a lightweight, with industry-standard morse tapers and threads so unlike some of its larger competitors, it's great when performing at its maximum capacity.
It has a punchy motor and the fixed head design ensures it performs smoothly when either bowl or spindle turning.
- Motor Size: 550W (3/4HP)
- Spindle speeds: 650, 1000, 1450, 2000, 3000rpm
- Headstock type: Fixed
- Thread size: 1in x 8TPI
- Morse taper size: 2MT
- Max. diameter bowl (over bed): 12in (305mm)
- Distance between centres: 18in (450mm)
Also available is a bed extension that increase the distance between centres by 550mm to a very handy 900mm.