Specializing in high-quality woodworking machinery, Rikon has gained a reputation for producing sturdy, reliable benchtop lathes.

This 1/2-horsepower 70-100 mini lathe has substantial iron castings, giving it the mass needed to help dampen vibration, with carefully machined components for precise operation. All parts are made of metal, right down to its gyratory wrench and locking levers.

Compared to many other benchtop lathes, this lathe has greater stock-holding capacity both in swing and distance between centers, allowing you to turn larger bowls and longer spindles.

It’s a good choice for the novice turner or those who predominantly work on small- to medium-scale pieces. It has a 12" swing and a maximum distance between centers of 16". At 89 lb, it is stable yet relatively easy to move and store, with a convenient carry handle at the headstock end.

To select from six speeds (430, 810, 1230, 1810, 2670 and 3600 rpm), you simply move the drive belt between stepped pulleys.

Fitted with a graduated indexing head for locking the spindle at 30° increments.

The lathe comes with a four-spur drive center, a knock-out bar, a self-ejecting live center, a spindle-locking wrench, a 3" faceplate and rear-mounted holders that keep the accessories within easy reach.

It has an extra-long 8" tool rest that reduces the need for frequent repositioning, and mounts on a non-slip banjo. It uses a 1" × 8 tpi spindle and a #2MT headstock and tailstock for compatibility with a wide range of standard accessories. Other sizes of tool rest, along with a 6" faceplate for heavy, large-diameter blanks are available separately.

Backed by a 5-year manufacturer's warranty.

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