Charnwood W813 Floor Standing Lathe 12″ x 36″

Product Code:W813
Barcode: 5060281690258
(4 customer reviews)

£579.00 (£482.50 Excl. VAT)

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Floor Standing Woodturning Lathe

An excellent all rounder which makes a very good first lathe. Although the overall design has not changed for many years we have given this lathe a make over and uprated many of the components.

  • 550w (3/4hp) Induction Motor
  • Toolrest Design
  • Easy-Operation Camlock Design
  • Accessories Holder
  • 12″ Bowl Turning Capacity
  • 36″ Spindle Turning Capacity
  • Mechanical Variable Speed
  • Digital RPM Speed Display
  • Hollow Head & Tail Stocks
  • Rotating Headstock for Maximum 15″ Diameter x 3″ Depth Bowls using the Faceplate
  • Sturdy Floorstand with Shelf Included

Cast iron construction, precision machining and great value for money are the key features of this woodturning lathe.
This version has an upgraded, more powerful, induction motor and a digital speed readout to accurately display the rpm speed of the spindle.

Spindles of up to 12″ diameter and 36″ in length can be precisely turned over the bed using the cam-lock sliding toolrest. The sliding tail stock also uses a cam-lock for quick adjustments. The rotating headstock design allows for larger diameter work, such as bowl turning, of up to 15″ in diameter, to be turned over the front of the machine. Obtaining the correct speed for cutting is no problem with the variable speed controller with 10 locator stops, which operates at the turn of a lever. When using the headstock rotated to the front, the extendable toolrest can be positioned on the left hand side using the extension bed supplied.

Supplied with hollow headstock and tailstock suitable for long hole boring, floorstand, NVR switch, 225mm long toolrest with 25mm shank, 4 prong drive centre 2MT, revolving tail centre 2MT, 6″ diameter faceplate, knock out bar, 2.5m power cable and UK 3 pin plug.

The optional wheelbase is an excellent addition for anybody who needs to move this lathe around the workshop.

Charnwood W813 Specification

Distance between centres 900mm (36″)
Distance over bed 310mm (12″)
Motor (Induction) 550w (3/4hp)
Speed ranges 10 (500 – 2000RPM)
Spindle thread size M33 x 3.5
Spindle tapers 2MT
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1700mm x 450mm x 1120mm
Weight 82kg
Assembly Time Required 30 Minutes (Needs 2 People)
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Product Guarantee 5 Years


4 reviews for Charnwood W813 Floor Standing Lathe 12″ x 36″

  1. Frank Bianchi

    I purchase this Lathe in December 2014 and its still going strong, if it had a revers facility I would not have replaced it with the 1420V Lathe. W813 is a great starter Lathe, if you can purchase the Viper chuck with the Lathe this will make the package good value.

  2. David Mcardle

    This is a lovely machine. The stand assembly was easy enough, but you do need 2 men for the lathe lift onto the stand. A very quiet motor, with easy speed control. All levers are cleverly made to allow you to position them out of the way of the work. It would be useful to include a 3/4″ chuck as part of the package; it is the first thing you look for. Great piece of engineering.

  3. Leslie Noble

    A very nice machine, good value for your money. Easy to put together and ready to use as soon as you have assembled it. quiet running, simple smooth speed change, all in all a super machine.

  4. Tony Eastwood

    The stand was easily set up but I needed a lot of help to lift the lathe on to it. I like the speed and other controls although I did find one problem. Trying to take the tool rest base off the lathe bed proved impossible as the bolt was too long. It had to be dismantled and at least two thread lengths cut off. I was then able to slide it off and position it on the extension bed. No real problem but it ought not to have been necessary. I’ve also stuck a label on the top of the lathe to clearly remind me to start/stop it at the lowest revs. Otherwise I’m really happy with the machine and would definitely recommend to anyone.

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