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About Wood Lathes

A wood lathe enables you to make for yourself, exactly as you desire, millwork that you have had to buy readymade and create precise repairs that you have had to hire out. Wood lathes start in “mini” 300 mm sizes with as few as four speeds and up to 10 speeds on 1100 mm lengths. Many users prefer a variable speed system, since it allows immediate changes of speed as the project may require. Some wood lathes come as part of a CNC machine, which uses Computerised Numerical Control to execute multiple machining functions. These could include jigsaw cuts, grinding, drilling, milling, and woodturning. Most users appreciate having their wood lathes mounted on sturdy stands. Consider whether the headstock travels far enough to accommodate planned projects and whether the range of speeds is appropriate for the work planned. Check eBay now to find a wood lathe to tailor your projects to your liking.