Midi Woodturning Lathe

Product Code:W821

Product Description


This item is no longer available to order. A limited range of spare parts are still available. Contact our sales office to order.
Any accessories listed in the ‘Related Products’ section below, are still available to order online. 



  • Electronic Variable Speed
  • Digital RPM Speed Display
  • 12″ Bowl Capacity
  • 18″ Spindle Capacity
  • One-Piece Cast Iron Bed
  • Hollow Head and Tail Centres
  • Cam Lock Tool Rest

Our Midi sized woodturning lathe is now firmly established as a best seller. It has proved popular with woodturning clubs and their members who like the solid construction and the large capacity but still require a machine they can move around the workshop when they need the space. Having listened to experienced users we have developed it further, with a new tool rest design, new centres and a new lower speed range, starting at just 450rpm.

The bench top lathe is fitted with electronic variable speed. There are three speed ranges to choose from, set by changing the drive belt between pulleys. The speed dial is then used to set the desired speed electronically. To ensure you always know what speed the lathe is running at, there is a large digital display showing the current RPM. (mains powered, no batteries required)
The bed of the lathe is precision ground cast iron giving 18″ between centres and a maximum bowl turning capacity of 12″ diameter. The tool rest banjo is a cam-lock design for rapid adjustments with all metal components. The tool rest itself is a round bar made from hardened steel and is compatible with the Robert Sorby range of accessories. The headstock is hollow centred to allow for easy tool removal, the tailstock is also hollow and has automatic centre removal.

Supplied with drive and tail centres 1MT, 6″ toolrest with 5/8″ shank, 3″ diameter faceplate, cable and plug.

N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used. Maximum distance is 450mm (18″).

W821 Specification

Distance between centres 415mm (16.5″)
Distance over bed 300mm (12″)
Motor (carbon brush) 550w (3/4hp), 240v DC
Speed ranges 450-1450, 800-2800, 1050-3800rpm
Spindle thread size 3/4″ x 16tpi
Spindle tapers 1MT
Dimensions (WxDxH) 840mm x 250mm x 530mm
Weight 35kg
Rating Hobby
Warranty 1 Year