Powermatic Wood Lathes
These versatile lathes rely on the same durable components as Powermatic mortisers. They have chrome-trimmed wheels on their headstocks that resist rust and allow for quick size changes. Powermatic wood lathes also have self-ejecting quills, so you don't need to pry them from their positions. These machines have some of the same safety features as well. Large, red buttons immediately cut the power to Powermatic saws, and lathes work the same way. The buttons allow for quick shutoffs, and they work in conjunction with protected power switches for safety.
These wood-turning lathes have onboard storage for tools and accessories. Many have storage located inside their tailstocks, which keeps components immediately at hand to save time. Powermatic also has wood lathes for sale with external tool caddies. They offer additional storage for wrenches, centers and accessories. Many Powermatic wood lathes have variable speed settings. In this way, they operate like Powermatic sanders. Some have variable frequency drives that change from single to three-phase power and others have electronic variable speed controls. You can modify the machines to suit your desired tasks, with slower speeds to reduce vibrations as you balance stock during early cuts.
Powermatic wood lathes have protective shields as well. These metal grates hang over the turning edge of your stock to catch errant pieces if anything comes off the spindle. Tool rests on the sides of the lathes adjust to support your chisels at any angle. This gives you all the strength you need to produce complex designs.
Powermatic wood lathes have various bed sizes, and they're made for serious woodworkers. Find a machine that fits your shop, and you can efficiently turn all kinds of stock.