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Small Wood Lathe Tools

Compact Form Factor BIG on Features.

Look for features like variable speed, adjustable chucks and slide carriages. Find small table top woodturning lathes featuring major name brand bench top woodworking lathes like Jet, Grizzly and Delta (to name a few). These are the top picks for small table top versions used to create woodworking art and hobby crafts.

These tabletop wood lathes offer numerous features and functionality. Use these turning tools to create all sorts of projects - from spindle work to bowls and works of art. Release the inner artist in yourself with one of these lathe machines. Build pieces that last a lifetime and create your own family heirlooms.

Nova Comet II Variable Speed Wood Lathe

nova brand comet II wood lathe
Product Description
NOVA 46300 Comet II 12 Inch x 16 1/2-Inch Variable Speed Midi Lathe is the latest update to the most versatile & innovative smaller lathe on the market today. Portable and space saving, yet delivers the capacity and rugged stability of larger machines. Its powerful 3/4HP electronic variable speed motor offers a wide speed range from 250-4000rpm. The forward and reversing switch offers additional flexibility for a superior finish. With its 12" swing capacity over bed and 16.5" between center capacity, expandable to 41" with the optional bed extension accessory, you can turn a wide variety of projects.
  • Inboard bowl turning capacity: 12"/300mm
  • Distance between centers: 16.5"/419mm
  • Motor: 3/4HP, 120v single phase
  • Variable speed range: 250 - 4000rpm
  • Spindle thread: 1" x 8 TPI RH
  • Tailstock: 2MT hollow, quill travel 1.6"/40.60mm
  • Warranty: 2 years
In The Box:
  • Nova Comet II 12" x 16-1/2" Midi Lathe
  • 3"/80mm faceplate
  • 6"/152mm toolrest
  • 2MT live center
  • 2MT spur center
  • Hand wheel
  • Knock out bar
  • User Manual


rikon vsr midi wood lathe
Product Description
12-1/2" x 24" VSR MIDI Lathe. 1HP motor delivers all the power you need for turning spindles to large bowls or platters.. Big turning capacity of 12-1/2" diameter swing and 20" between centers.. 24 Postion Index head allows accurate pattern or design work on projects.
  • Motor: 1HP, 1Ph, 120V, 6A, 2,900 RPM, TEFC
  • Recommended Circuit Size: 10A or 15A
  • Spindle Bore: 3/8”
  • Spindle Taper: MT2
  • Tailstock Quill Taper: MT2
  • Stock Number: 70-220VSR
  • Machine Dimensions (in): 40-3/4" L x 12" W x 17-5/8" H
  • Speed Ranges (RPM): 250-750, 550-1650, 1300-3850
  • Digital RPM Readout with Control Dial
  • Forward/Reverse Control Switch
  • On/Off Switch with Removable Child Safety Tab
  • User Controls are Conveniently Located for Safe Operation
  • Swing Over Bed: 12-1/2"
  • Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 9-5/8"
  • Number of Indexing Positions: 24
  • Distance Between Centers: 20"
  • Tailstock Quill Travel: 2-1/2"
  • Spindle Thread: 1"/8 TPI
  • Easy Access to Belts
  • Five (5) year warranty
  • Spindle Has Lifetime Lubricated Industrial Ball Bearings
  • Acme Thread on Tailstock Quill
  • Lathe Bed End is Machined to Attach a Lathe Bed Extension

Delta Industrial 12-1/2-Inch Variable-Speed Midi Lathe

Delta Industrial 46-460 12-1/2-Inch Variable-Speed Midi Lathe
Product Description
Featuring a ball-bearing live center, heavy-duty steel knockout bar, and onboard storage for easy access to adjustment tools, the Delta 46-460 industrial 12-1/2-inch variable-speed midi lathe handles even heavy-duty jobs with ease. Ideal for professional woodworkers, this machine gives you fast, smooth results and offers variable speed for consistency and control.
  • Powerful 1 hp max, 1,725 rpm motor
  • Large 12-1/2-inch swing capacity provides the largest capacity in its class
  • Electronic variable Speed with three-pulley speed ranges provide the required speeds needed to turn a project without changing belt position
  • Forward and Reversing function allows the turner to achieve a superior finish. Sanding a turned piece with the grain causes the wood fibers to lay down and remain rough.
  • Patented belt tensioning system for easy and quick speed changes and sets the belt at the correct tension every time for maximum power transfer and longer tool life
  • Five (5) year warranty
In The Box:
  • 12-1/2-inch variable-speed midi lathe
  • 6-inch and 10-inch tool rests
  • Chrome 3-inch face plate
  • Tool rest base
  • Knockout bar
  • Live center
  • Wrenches
  • User manual

Jet JWL-1015 Wood Working Lathe

Jet JWL-1015 Wood Working Lathe
Product Description
The new JET 1015 is an ideal choice for the novice woodturner looking for an affordable, user-friendly first lathe, as well as the advanced enthusiast or professional who wants to add a full-featured mini-lathe to the shop. This sturdy, smooth-running 15" mini-lathe has the power, precision and versatility to turn out any number of projects.
  • Motor type: Induction, totally enclosed fan cooled
  • Horsepower: 1/2 HP (0.37kW)
  • Voltage: 115 V only
  • Swing over bed: 10” (254 mm)
  • Swing over tool rest: 7.32” (186 mm)
  • Distance between centers: 15.5” (393.7 mm)
  • Faceplate diameter: 3” (76mm)
  • Spindle taper: MT2
  • Spindle thread: 1”x8 TPI
  • Spindle bore: 3/8” (9.5 mm)
  • Spindle speeds: 6
  • Spindle speed ranges: 500, 840, 1240, 1800, 2630, 3975
  • Indexing positions: 24
  • Quill taper: MT2
  • Quill travel: 2” (50.8 mm)
  • Hole through tailstock: 3/8” (9.5 mm)
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Improved tensioning system with easier access to belts
  • Wider bed ways provide increased rigidity