This Model M1015 Mini-Lathe is a perfect lathe for someone who wants a durable and well-designed machine that can fit in a small location. This Mini-Lathe gives model makers, toolmakers, gun hobbyists, and the weekend machinist a way to economically produce small precision parts, threaded parts, fittings, and dies. Made in an ISO 9001 factory.
Tools & Home Improvement
24 months limited parts / No labor
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this lathe on Amazon for $497.00 no tax and free shipping. I needed a small lathe to do just one job.... turning some Delrin rod down to 32mm. The Lathe arrived boxed in a thin wooden crate 10 days later via UPS. The crate was damaged, it had been dropped and had a huge hole underneath, My wife signed for it and never noticed the damage, so I unpacked it and found the lathe was remarkably undamaged apart from a broken cord that I repaired. I had looked at the Harbor freight lathes and they looked "cheap" this one looked a little better but not much. I started using the lathe and it works fine for me, It is small! a bit too small really but it works. The side casing enclosing the gearbox is not alloy as I had thought but cheap plastic, the warning stickers are already coming off, as are the decals showing the switch settings. I really miss the compound cross slide feature that comes with the other lathes, guess I`ll just have to buy one as an extra part. Using the...
This was my first lathe, and I learned a lot, and produced a great many parts for a client in Delrin, brass, and stainless steel. It was just the right size for my needs. I did not discover some damage to the bottom of the lathe for several months, but parts were sent promptly under warranty. I purchased accessories from the manufacturer and others, and did a lot of experimenting. A chuck for the tailpiece and center drills, cutting oil, et al. You cannot operate a lathe without digital calipers to do machine shop work. It has great safety features- which you hate in a hurry but which save fingers. The easy controls on the left and the cranks on the right might not suit a southpaw as well as they did me. Sharp tools are critical, here as everywhere in shop and kitchen and woods- I bought several from different sources, and made my own. You must own a grinder to sharpen your cutting tools. If you know what you need for a lathe, check the specs. If you are a beginner, this is a...
Excited when I got this lathe delivered. Boy! That didn't last long. Could Not get it to come on at all. Put a call in to the manufacturer and spoke with a technician. Tried everything he suggested but still no good. Returned it to Amazon and they shipped another one immediately (Excellent Service). Guess what! The second one didn't work ewither. Sent it back for a refund.
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