The Taig lathe was originally designed for precision machining of watch and clock parts. With the range of metal turning and our custom-made woodturning accessories, this accurate and versatile lathe is suited for turning wood, steel, aluminum, brass, tagua, and composites.
You can do freehand turning of wood and brass pieces in woodturning mode or produce steel components to an accuracy of 0.0005" in metal turning mode. Pieces as large as 3 1/2" × 9 3/4" can be turned between centers; 4 1/2" diameter for face-plate turning. You can make your own accessories or even repair other shop tools and household items by making the required parts yourself.
One of the best features is its compactness. With a motor mounted, it will fit in a case 8" × 8" × 24", making it easy to store or transport.
The basic Taig lathe features a 15" ground and stabilized steel bed on aluminum base (the 45° ways are accurate to 0.001" in width), headstock with hollow ball-bearing spindle (3/4"-16 tpi), two 6-step pulleys (1/2" arbor) 525 to 5200 rpm, V-belt, motor mounting bracket, adjustable tailstock for offset turning, lever feed tail-center, and centers 2 1/4" above bed (4 1/2" swing). The T-slots in headstock, tailstock and cross slide accept #10 square nuts for auxiliary mountings.
The woodworking version includes the basic lathe plus our 2" face plate, 2 1/2" tool rest with one base and post swivel, 7/16" cup center, 3/4" spur center (3/4"-16 tpi) and a needle-bearing live center.
The metalworking configuration includes the basic lathe plus one toolbit, rotating toolbit post, cross slide (1 3/4" travel) with handwheel graduated to 0.001", and carriage with handwheel (9" total travel).
An instruction booklet with full descriptions of accessories is available separately at no charge.
This is one tool that truly does pay for itself. Two-year warranty. Motor not included; 1/6 to 1/4 hp suitable.
Made in USA.
Not available for shipment to Québec.