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Carbatec Deluxe Electronic Variable Speed Floor Model Lathe

Product Code: WL-1624P

A Deluxe and heavy duty electronic variable speed floor model woodlathe from Carbatec. This powerful EVS lathe with VFD invertor and 2HP induction motor features best-in-class specifications for all aspiring woodturners and those that demand high performance from their machines!
$2399.20 inc GST
RRP $2,999.00
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  • Electronic Variable Speed (EVS) with Digital Readout
  • 2HP (1500W) Induction Motor with Delta VFD (Invertor)
  • 100-3000RPM over two belt ranges
  • 408mm (16") Swing over Bed
  • 560mm (22") Between Centre Capacity
  • 36 Position Indexing Capacity
  • Common 1-1/4" x 8TPI Spindle Thread
  • MT2 capacity with Drive and Deluxe Drive Centres included
  • 152mm (6") Faceplate and 300mm (12") Premium Tool Rest included
  • Solid Over-size Cast Iron Build
  • Swivel Head and Articulated Banjo standard
  • Magnetic Control Box for ultimate convenience
This unit represents Carbatec's Premium Top-of-the-Range Electronic Variable Speed Floor Model Woodlathe.

This is one seriously solid machine! Made of over-sized cast iron all round, this unit weighs in at 176kg of solid vibration absorbing mass! Just check out those chunky legs - we suggest a two-person lift for each of those! The result? A very stable and smooth turning experience.

Of course, mass in itself does not necessarily make an excellent lathe, no. So we ensured it was well-appointed throughout with optional upgrades wherever possible. But let's start with the impressive basics - that is, this unit offers a 408mm (16") swing over the bed, along with a true 560mm (22") between centres. This combination is likely to cover eveything you ever intend to put through a lathe, but a bed extension is available should you find yourself craving a longer project!

A lathe of this standard deserves the best power it can get, which is why we elected to use the 2HP Alloy Finned Induction Motor, coupled with a Delta VFD (Variable Frequency Drive/Invertor) to control your variable speed. Like the Top-of-the-range Carbatec Midi Lathe, this setup is the best way to ensure exceptional torque graphs throughout the variable speed range. This machine will not leave you wanting for power to turn! Further, this setup with the sheer bulk provides one of the most quiet and stable turns we've seen in a lathe!

Speaking of controlling your variable speed, we made use of a magnetic control box so all of your control, that is forward and reverse, speed control, start and locking stop - are always at your fingertips, irrespective of where you are working on the lathe! This is especially useful as this lathe features a swivel head and comes with a secondary banjo arm to allow for outboard turning. In fact, an optional outboard turning kit is available which will allow an enormous 28" bowl capacity - should that take your fancy.

A 152mm (6") Faceplate is mounted to the standard 1-1/4" x 8TPI Spindle and has MT2 tapers. The four spur drive centre is included and we upgraded the live centre to a deluxe high end live centre featuring fully sealed beaings with a grease nipple! The tool rest is 300mm or 12" in length, but is also upgraded to a welded hardened steel round bar edge providing trouble-free travel for your tool. Finally, this lathe features 36 indexing positions and a self-ejecting tailstock.

Phew - I think that covers at least most of what we packed in here and I think the result is a highly professional lathe at a fantastic price point. This is a high quality, heavy duty floor lathe with exceptional over-bed turning capacity, but in a smaller footprint, proudly brought to you from a name you can trust when it comes to woodworking - Carbatec.

Accessories we recommend you may want to pick up with your lathe;

A set of tools are a must! Try our Cryogenic or TCT sets found HERE. These represent very high quality for the price, lasting 2-3 times as long as regular M2 HSS! That means less sharpening! To expand what you can do with your lathe, at some point you'll want to buy a four jaw self centring chuck. We recommend the Nova Pro-Tek Series.

Looking for something a little more compact? Try our Benchtop Lathes -  there are others to suit all needs and budgets too!

We've got you covered at Carbatec.
Brand Carbatec
Warranty 2 Years
Motor 2HP Induction with Delta VFD
Switch Type Magnetic Control Box
Headstock Movement Swivel locking
Indexing Positions Yes, 36 Position
Spindle Thread 1-1/4" x 8TPI
Swing Over Bed Capacity 408mm (16")
Variable Speed Yes, 100-3000RPM via VFD
Between Centers 560mm (22")
Weight 176kg Nett / 206kg Gross
Faceplate 152mm (6")
Tool Rest 300mm (12") Premium Round Bar Type
Footprint 1570 x 580 x 1230 mm (WxDxH)