Wood Lathes are efficient woodworking tools that let you carve uniform pieces from a block of wood. Place the block in the lathe and turn it on. While it spins use specialty tools like lathe chisels to form the piece into the shape you want.
Woodworking lathes deliver great performance to make things like furniture legs, baseball bats, vases, bowls and more. Remember to use lathe-specific wood tools. Tools designed for woodworking lathes have longer bodies for extra leverage and your safety. Purchase an entire set to save time and have every conceivable tool at hand when you need them.
While more compact units save space, sometimes you need the extra size. Large wood lathes turn bigger pieces than their smaller cousins. Make sure to get a lathe in the right size for the projects you plan to make. Larger lathes can have more powerful motors, so make sure to run a few practice pieces with them before you try your project on an unfamiliar lathe if you usually use smaller models.
Wood lathe accessories include bed extenders to hold bigger pieces, new or replacement jaws to hold your wood block, and chucks to spin the piece. Tool rests let you hold your tool against a metal bar as you form with it to greatly reduce fatigue during work. Stands keep your wood lathes stable and make smaller models portable so long as you have an extension cord to provide power. Combine them with metal lathes to increase your fabrication capacity.
Acme Tools carries a wide selection of wood lathes for sale. Each lathe has a unique set of features that makes it ideal for a particular job profile. Carefully consider the available features to determine the best wood lathes for your workshop. Add a lathe to your tool collection today and save time on your wood forming projects.