RIKON 70-100 12-by-16-Inch Mini Lathe is the largest mini Lathe in the industry today. Its feature rival all other mini lathes on the market. It is small yet solid and heavy duty for its size. It is a compact, traditional sturdy looking Lathe. You can create anything from simple projects and even try some medium size projects.
Sale Price: $399.99
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Rikon specializes in various power tools for the wood working industry today. They come highly recommended by many users and are a leading brand name worldwide. Their customer service is of a high standard and all their staff have the proper knowledge to help with your queries.
Cost and features
At $399.00 this lathe is a bargain when compared to other Lathes of the same size and specifications. Rikon are leaders in the wood working industry and you can rest assured you are getting the best with this machine.
It has several useful features. These are listed below:
- Height 11.5 inches
- Length 33.7 inches (extension is available through Rikon)
- Width 18 inches
- Weighs around 89 pounds
- ability to add various extensions
- Headstock taper MT 2
- Tailstock taper MT 2
- Self ejecting tail stock
- Swing over bed 12 inches
Who is it for?
This lathe is the perfect addition to any workshop. In particular, the beginner hobbyist. The weekend hobbyist can enjoy hours of crafting with this machine as can any serious hobbyist. If you are just starting out in the world of wood crafting, this machine is very easy to use.
Pros and Cons
Its size and motor power make it economical to run. This is a well thought out and precise, machine. The look has stayed traditional to the lathe family which gives it a hardy lifetime feel to it. It’s smooth and runs quietly powered by a ½ HP motor.
The Lathe can handle most small to medium projects due to it being the largest of the mini lathe family. You can use it to create models and tools. You can craft smaller items and turn smaller bowls. This is a handy little device to have in the workshop for those smaller jobs and weighs just 89 pounds, so it’s not too hard to move if needed.
This lathe like most other mini Lathes are set in height so you may need to think about a platform on your counter for it to raise it up. It is fully assembled on delivery and is a reasonable weight for two people to move to the workshop easily. It only has 6 speed adjustments however these range from 430rpm to 3900rpm.
Why you should buy this one.
Whatever you are trying to create as a beginner will be easy to do that on this machine. It has many features which will be useful to you and as you grow and learn more about your crafting you can add various extensions to it. This machine runs like a dream. It’s quiet, economical, sturdy and built to last.
At a mere $399.00 this Lathe is a bargain. You can order accessories and even ad extra length to the bed in order to support slightly bigger jobs. The specifications and featured are not sacrificed at all in the cost giving you an economical running machine which is sure to return the investment.