The SHOP FOX W1752 Mini Wood Lathe is a great little lathe that will handle just about any hobby woodworking you would want to do. It isn’t as big as a real professional lathe meant for building large pieces, but it has plenty of power and quality to handle anything you can fit on it.
Sale Price: $296.00
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Shop Fox is a very high quality brand manufactured by Woodstock International Inc. They’ve been making these top end lathes for years now and have gained a lot of reputation for the quality of the tools. While Woodstock International Inc. doesn’t sell their products directly to the consumer, they do sell them to thousands of dealers all over the continent.
Price and Main Feature list
The cost of the lathe is only $296.00, which is an incredible bargain for a lathe in its class, especially since it has great features like:
- You can adjust the speeds quickly and easily to ensure you get the results that you want.
- The swing over bed on the lathe is 10 inches, which gives you enough room to make many great items.
- The tailstock travel is an impressive 3 ¼ inch.
- The tool rest is 6 ¼ inch and easy to get to.
- When you buy this Shop Fox lathe, you also get the tool rest, the live rolling center, the spur center, and a three inch face plate included in the box.
Who is it for?
It is meant for people who want a pretty good wood lathe but either can’t or won’t spend the money on a more expensive one. It is particularly good for beginners due to its low cost, and also to anyone who just wants a lathe around for hobby crafting.
Pros and Cons
The thing that really sets this wood lathe apart from all the others that are similar to it is the price. Many other brands charge as much as double for a lathe that does practically the exact same thing. With the Shop Fox lathe, you get all the potential of the others but without the huge price.
The wood lathe weighs 100 pounds and has a white finish. It comes with most of the standard attachments that you would want for starting out. It’s a smaller model that is mostly meant for people who are doing it as a hobby rather than as a career.
The pros of the Lathe are that you get a great product for an extremely low cost, it comes with everything you need for basic lathe turning, and it’s easy to use. The downside would be that it doesn’t come with everything that some more expensive models have.
Why you should buy it?
The best reason to buy the lathe is just that it’s an amazing value. You’ll have a hard time finding a lathe that can do as much without setting you back hundreds more.
Overall, this is a great product for a beginner or a hobbyist. However, if you are a professional or just highly experienced, you may want to look for a different model. Either way, it’s a great product to add to your tool shed.