10 Best Wood Lathes 2023

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WEN 3421 3.2-Amp 8" by 12" Variable Speed Mini Benchtop – ⭐ Best Overall Wood Lathe

3421 by WEN

WEN 3421 3.2-Amp 8" by 12" Variable Speed Mini Benchtop
  • Perfect for pens, bowls, cups, chess pieces, and other small workpieces
  • Fits workpieces up to 12 inches long and 8 inches wide
  • 3.2-Amp motor provides over 50% more power than most 8-inch wood lathes
  • Adjust the soft start variable speed motor anywhere from 750 to 3200 RPM
  • Features a 2.3-Inch face plate, an MT1 spindle and tailstock taper, and two interchangeable tool rests

SHOP FOX W1704 1/3-Horsepower Benchtop Lathe

W1704 by Shop Fox

  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 27.9 x 13.7 inches
SHOP FOX W1704 1/3-Horsepower Benchtop Lathe
  • Motor: 1/3 HP, 2 Amp, 110V, Single-phase, 60 Hz
  • 12-inch distance between centers
  • 8-inch swing over bed
  • Cast iron construction and infinitely variable speed control
  • Includes two tool rests

Mophorn Wood Lathe 14" x 40"

by Mophorn

Mophorn Wood Lathe 14" x 40"
  • 【1/2 HORSE POWER MOTOR】- 1/2 Horse Power motor, Voltage: 120V. The powerful  motor starts softly offering motor's maximize safety and low noise.
  • 【4 GRADE SPEEDS】- The adjustable belts can be adjust with ease and accuracy within 3400 RPM, 1100, 1600, 2300, 3400prm available.
  • 【LARGE WORK CAPACITY】- 40" (1000mm) distance between centers, Cutting Diameter 14" (350mm). High concentricity. Moving tailstock to adjust proper distances for workpieces.
  • 【SOLID STEEL CONSTRUCTION】- Solid steel constructed wood lathes for durability and strength, providing increased stability and smooth operation, reducing vibration.
  • 【FREE WRENCHES & CHISELS】- 3 wrenches are for easy using and maintainance. 3 chisels for free also, 1 x Skew Chisel, 1 x Shear Scraper and 1 x Spindle Gouge.

RIKON Power Tools 70-105 10" x 18" 1/2 hp Mini

70-105 by RIKON Power Tools

  • Weight: 74 pounds
  • Dimensions: 35.5 x 10.5 x 14.8 inches
  • Warranty: 5 years
RIKON Power Tools 70-105 10" x 18" 1/2 hp Mini
  • Rikon mini lathe: This Rikon mini lathe features a ½ motor that provides ample power for all turning needs. With a 10” swing and 18” between centers, this mini lathe also has a self ejecting tail stock and has easy access to speed change.
  • Sturdy and Dedicated: Designed specifically at the request of pen turners who wanted a sturdy, dedicated machine for their craft. This scaled-down, basic mini lathe is made from cast iron, so vibration is not a factor, unlike other lathes made of aluminum.
  • 5 speed ranger: This mini lathe has a 5 speed range that covers the bases for boring barrel holes, roughing out pen billets, turning to shape and finishing.
  • Includes: This lathe includes a live center, tool rest, knock-out bar, and wrenches.

JET JWL-1221VS 12"x21" Variable-Speed Wood Lathe (719200) – 👑 Premium Pick

719200 by Jet

  • Color: See Photo
  • Weight: 121 pounds
  • Dimensions: 33.6 x 11 x 35.8 inches
  • Warranty: 5-Year
JET JWL-1221VS 12"x21" Variable-Speed Wood Lathe (719200)
  • VERSATILITY: 24 integrated indexing positions.
  • CONVENIENCE: Easy-to-reach controls and DRO.
  • OPTIMAL SPEED: Choose from 60 to 3,600 RPM.
  • INNOVATION: Ratchet-style belt tension system (patent pending).
  • ON-BOARD STORAGE: Two handy tool caddies.

PSI Woodworking LCHSS8 Wood Lathe 8pc HSS Chisel Set – 💲 Best Budget Wood Lathe

LCHSS8 by PSI Woodworking

  • Dimensions: 18 x 2 x 13.5 inches
  • Warranty: 2 Years Under Normal Use
PSI Woodworking LCHSS8 Wood Lathe 8pc HSS Chisel Set
  • Ideal chisel kit for turning pens pepper mills spindles bowls and lots more woodturning projects of all sizes
  • Each chisel measures 16-1/4" in length with a 6-1/4" M2 High Speed Steel blade and a 10" hardwood turned handles
  • Set includes (8) chisels 3/16" Parting Tool 5/8" Spear Scraper 1" Skew Chisel 5/8" Skew Chisel 5/8" Round Nose Scraper 1/2" Bowl Gouge 3/4" Spindle Gouge 7/8" Roughing Gouge
  • Includes wooden case for storage and carrying
  • Great for woodworkers woodturners and penturners of all skill levels

JET JWL-1015 10"x 15" Wood Lathe (719100)

JWL-1015 by Jet

  • Weight: 77 pounds
  • Dimensions: 35 x 18.1 x 14.6 inches
  • Warranty: 5 Year
JET JWL-1015 10"x 15" Wood Lathe (719100)
  • SIX SPINDLE SPEEDS: 500/840/1,240/1,800/2,630/3,975
  • Integrated 24-position indexing
  • IMPROVED TENSIONING SYSTEM: Easier access to belts.
  • INCREASED RIGIDITY: Wider bed ways.

200W CNC Mini Lathe Machine Tool DIY Woodworking Wood lathe

Mini wood lathe-multi-function by YWY

  • Dimensions: 12 x 2.6 x 2.3 inches
200W CNC Mini Lathe Machine Tool DIY Woodworking Wood lathe
  • Specially designed for the home DIY enthusiasts and hobbies,small and portable size with strong power.
  • Super large torque ball bearing motor, maximum rotating speed up to 8000RPM providing ultra strong cutting power with low noise, you can use it at home.
  • Transparent organic dustproof glass cover with super convective cooling hole, the welding line is covered with a full heat shrinkable tube.
  • With 7 levels of power adapter enable you to adjust the rotating speed easily to meet different cutting speed.
  • High quality aluminum alloy base and pure steel structure drill chuck.

findmall 4 Inch 4 Jaw Self-Centering Lathe Chuck Set with

Does Not Apply by findmall

  • Weight: 3.9 pounds
findmall 4 Inch 4 Jaw Self-Centering Lathe Chuck Set with
  • Internal jaws tighten around workpieces varying from 1.6 to 2.8 inches in size.
  • External jaws spread inside of workpieces with pilot holes ranging from 2 to 3.2 inches.
  • Features a 1†x 8 TPI thread for compatibility with the majority of wood lathes on the market.
  • Scroll chuck perfect for holding bowls, spindles, and other unwieldy wood lathe projects.
  • Included screw chuck provides even more options for supporting your projects.

Woodturning Carbide Lathe Tools

2020103001 by Urbansential

Woodturning Carbide Lathe Tools
  • ✅ CARBIDE WOODTURNING TOOLS - Our lathe turning tools has greatly simplified wood turning, This set of carbide lathe tools is ideal for turners at any skill level, making woodturning fast and more enjoyable. Each lathe chisel features a carbide tip with multiple sharp edges that can be rotated several times, Just rotate the cutter head ¼ turn for a clean, sharp edge and you are back to turning wood.
  • ✅ CARBIDE TURNING TOOLS SET - Premium quality CNC machined from ½” square stainless steel, making them stronger, stiffer and less likely to roll than round shaft tools. Features a square shaft so the flat back can be kept flat on the tool rest and level with the floor
  • ✅ ERGONOMICS TOOL HANDLE - Hard and Solid beech wood,Ergonomics design makes it more comfortable while doing turning job. Unlike the aluminum handle wood turning tool on the market which comes with only one handle, which means you have to change out the bar every time you want to switch tools.
  • ✅ WOODTURNING TOOLS & ACCESSORIES - Set includes 3 turning tools : rougher tip – Square 15 x 15 x 2.5mm R50, detailer tip – Diamond 10x28m with Radius point , finisher, with extra sets of carbide inserts. Set comes with extra replaceable carbide insert: 3 Sets of indexable Replacement carbide inserts (2pcs Square14 ×14 × 2.0mm,2pcs Round 12 × 2.5mm-30°, 2pcs Diamond 10×28mm with Radius Point) and 3 torx star tip wrenches.
  • ✅ SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - Our number one priority is customer satisfaction! If you aren’t happy with your wood turning carbide tool set we offer a no questions asked, 100% money back guarantee.

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