14″ Wood Lathe

$949.99

Wahuda Tools has listened to many people’s suggestions and integrated the most desirable features into our 14” Midi Lathe. Our lathe is 830 mm long x 330 mm wide x 430 mm high and is portable, but big enough, to satisfy the needs of beginners to advanced users.

  • The exceptional 1HP AC motor that is perfectly paired with an inverter that maintains a higher and more consistent output torque which is not found on most of the competitive models in today’s market This is especially effective when running at speeds as low as 30RPM and maintaining the output torque of the spindle at or near 100% which is beneficial for users who need to work at low speeds to make certain projects.
  • The Midi Lathe has three speed ranges (30-800, 150-1,700, and 350-3,700 RPM) which can be easily changed with a quick release lever on the motor to release belt tension. The spindle speed can conveniently be viewed on the front window of the lathe’s digital display.
  • Even though this is a bench top lathe, Wahuda uses a 1’’ diameter toolrest which is a common size used on medium and large lathes which allows it to be able to use many of the different toolrests on the market.

Model: 60170ML-WHD Category:

Features & Specs

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    Benchtop 14" Variable Speed Wood Lathe w/ induction motor

    We'd like to introduce our first woodworking mini lathe... the Wahuda model 60170ML-WHD

    It utilizes the very reliable inverter technology, usually found on much larger machines, to keep constant torque at various speed settings. Electronic variable speed is a desirable feature for wood turners, enabling fine tuning of speed to suit delicate work, larger diameters or out of balance work pieces. A three step poly-V pulley system allows three speed ranges, 0 to 800, 0 to 1750, and 0 to 3600 rpm, which when coupled with the load sensing inverter, ensure maximum torque and stable spindle speeds.

    The included magnetic backed wired remote switch can be placed on any convenient position on the lathe bed or the headstock to suit the work in hand. It incorporates on/off buttons, a speed control knob, and a forward and reverse switch.

    A LED digital read-out of the spindle speed in RPM, located on the base of the unit, is a useful feature that helps to control your work.

    With a maximum of 16" (400mm) between centers, (distance will vary with type of drive center or accessory used) and a 14" (350mm) swing over the bed, the capacity offered is generous on a lathe this compact. Spindle indexing is achieved in 15 degree segments by insertion of the included magnetic index dowel pin. The 6 " tool rest sports a sturdy tool post diameter of 1 ". Headstock and tailstock spindle tapers are # 2MT, with a drive spindle thread of 1 1/4 - 8 TPI RH threads , and drive spindle hole diameter of 3/8 ".

    At 90lbs the lathe is heavy enough to be very stable but can still be moved around you shop. It's compact size, at 32 " L x 17 " H x 13 " D still provides plenty of capacity to show off your skills. Threaded holes (3/8"-16 UNC) are provided at each corner of the lathe for bench mounting. And the 120V AC 13 AMP motor gives you plenty of power to get the job done.

    Also included are a 4 prong drive center (already installed in headstock), standard 60 degree live center (already installed in tailstock), drive knock out push rod, carrying handles with mounting screws, power cable storage hooks with mounting screws, spanner wrench for faceplate removal and installation, hex wrenches for set up, and the User Manual.

    Features
    Introducing the first Wahuda tabletop lathe that, when it comes to wood-turning lathes, is in a class by itself. Our mini lathe machines are super-high quality, utilizing electronic variable speed control technology that lets you fine-tune the machine's spinning speed to suit large diameter pieces, delicate projects or pieces that are out of balance. There are three speed ranges: 0-800rpm, 0-1750rpm and 0-3600rpm. This, along with a load-sensing inverter, provides you with max torque and stable spindle speeds. This may be the very best mini lathe unit on the market.
    This small wood lathe has extras you might only expect to find on a much larger, more expensive machine. It even has a magnetic-backed remote control unit incorporating an on/off switch, a forward/reverse switch and a speed control knob. This lathe weighs 90 pounds – heavy enough to provide needed stability yet light enough for easy repositioning within your shop.
    • Heavy cast iron construction gives strength and low vibration
    • 1HP Inverter drive controls the motor speed and torque
    • LED spindle speed read-out in RPM for great control
    • Forward and reverse capability, perfect for final sanding
    • Versatile magnetic switch mounting for optimum positioning
    • 24 position spindle indexing, position held by magnetic dowel pin
    • 3 Steps Belt change position with quick change system
    • Tow carry handles for easy move-around
    • Optional 24" bed extension
    • 6 inch Tool Rest Included ( Optional 14 inch )
    • One inch Tool Rest Post
    • 60 degrees Live Centre Included
    • Cable Hook included

    Product Size


    MOTOR

    HP/Phase
    Amps/ Volts
    Motor Speed
    1HP / 3 PH
    3 AMP / 230V , 60Hz, AC
    1720 RPM

    INVERTER

    Drive
    VFD Input Voltage
    VFD Output Voltage to motor
    VFD Input Amps
    VFD Output Amps to motor
    Sound Emission w/o Load
    Recommended Circuit Size
    3-Step Pulley
    110V , 1 Phase
    230V
    13A ,1 Phase
    3A ,3 Phase
    15A

    SPECS

    Spindle Taper
    Spindle Thread
    Taper Tailstock
    Distance Btw Centres
    Max Dia. Over Bed
    Tool Rest Stem Dia
    2MT
    1 1/4 - 8 TPI RH
    2MT
    400 mm
    350 mm
    25.4 mm

    DIMENSIONS

    Overall Size
    W/ Optional Extension Bed
    WARRANTY
    34" x 13" x 16 1/4"
    57 3/4" x 13" x 16 1/4"
    2 YEARS

    Warranty


    2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

    WAHUDA warrants its machinery to be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of the original purchase by the original owner. This warranty applies to products sold in United States only. The warranty does not apply to any product used for professional or commercial production purposes nor for industrial or educational applications. Such cases are covered by our 1 year Limited Warranty with the Conditions and Exceptions.
    After inspection by an Authorized Service Center or our agent, Warranty does not include failures, breakage or defects deemed to have been directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from improper use, lack of or improper maintenance, misuse or abuse, negligence, accidents, damage in handling or transport, or normal wear and tear of any part or component considered a consumable. Examples of consumables are inserts, knives, or wear items such as drive belts, bearings, or brushes. Additionally, Warranty is void if repairs or alterations are made to the machine by an unauthorized service center without the direct consent of WAHUDA. To file a Warranty Claim, call toll free 877-568-8879 or email techservices@wahudatools.com . Warranty applies to the original buyer only and cannot be transferred. Your machine’s date of purchase and serial number have already been registered with WAHUDA when shipped. If you purchased your machine from one of our authorized dealers, please go online at www.wahudatools.com and register your machine online. Therefore, you will only need to provide your full name when contacting WAHUDA. The defective units should be returned Freight Prepaid to WAHUDA’s Authorized Service Center for inspection. If the Warranty Claim is considered to be invalid due to exclusions listed above, WAHUDA will, at your direction, dispose of or return the product. In the event you choose to have the product returned, you will be responsible for the handling and shipping cost of the return. WAHUDA furnishes the above warranties in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied. WAHUDA shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, including without limitation to loss of profits arising from or related to the warranty, the breach of any agreement or warranty, or the operation or use of its machinery, including without limitation damages arising from damage to fixtures, tools, equipment, parts or materials, direct or indirect loss caused by any other part, loss of revenue or profits, financing or interest charges, and claims by any third person, whether or not notice of such possible damages has been given to WAHUDA. WAHUDA is not responsible for damages of any kind for any delay by or failure of WAHUDA to perform its obligations under this agreement or claims made as a subject of a legal proceeding against WAHUDA more than one (1) year after such cause of action first arose. The validity, construction and performance of this Warranty and any sale of machinery by WAHUDA shall be governed by the law of the State of Tennessee, without regard to conflicts of law’s provisions of any jurisdiction. Any action related in any way to any alleged or actual offer, acceptance or sale by WAHUDA or any claim related to the performance of any agreement including without limitation this Warranty, shall take place in the federal or state courts in Shelby County, Tennessee. WAHUDA reserves the right to change the specifications of its machines without prior notice.

    Reviews

    1. Peter

      I just purchased this lathe, and when I did so, there was no hesitation. After a year of turning and researching, I have a fair grasp on my personal requirements for an exceptional midi lathe: Functionality and intuitiveness of design, quality of materials and build, versatile dimensions that leave room for growth and an expanding list of challenging interest and projects, accessible cost, real human customer service, and pleasing aesthetics (do I like to look at it). The Wahuda Midi Lathe checked these boxes and others I have not listed. This lathe came to tryouts and not only made the team, but placed itself right in the starting lineup of midi lathes on the market. The only thing that is missing is a stand designed for it. I have a feeling that Wahuda will produce one, – and just like the lathe itself – it will be designed with the wood turner in mind.

    2. Kris

      Bought this lathe to replace my Central Machinery full lathe that the motor burnt up on and was under powered. I just turned a vase from a Hawthorn tree stump on this lathe and the motor not hot. There is so much more power at the low speeds that I am going to love this lathe for bowls and vases, one of my favorite hobbies. I drilled a 3 inch hole into Hawthorn at a depth of 5.5 inches. My last lathe it would be 3 days in trying to not burn up the motor. This lathe did it in under one hour and the motor is not hot yet. I can not say enough about how much I am going to love this lathe and the time savings for a business owner like me, is just incredible. I expected it to be better but this lathe is way better and is on a plane by itself.

    3. Ken Tozier

      Had lathe for about a month now and generally like it a lot.

      The good
      1. Love the movable on switch and rpm controller. It’s great to be able to move it wherever it feels most comfortable.

      2. The power is pretty impressive for such a small lathe. Turned a 10 inch diameter by 14 inch log and it handled it pretty well. A few slowdowns when my gouge caught. But all in all, very good.

      The alignment of the headstock with tailstock is very good, only a fraction of a mm off. Plenty accurate for bowl turning.

      There are a few things I think need improvement, though.
      1. The Wahuda logo is just stick-on letters and they started peeling off almost immediately. I ended up peeling them all off. Wahuda should paint their logo on and be done with it.

      2. The tailstock rides a little rough in the base and catches in a few places. Will need to do a bit of light honing to make it smoother, but that could just be my lathe.

      3. The tool rest is really soft, kind of small and nicks easily. Will be buying a larger and better tool rest from Robust.

      4. The VFD controller has a vent in the top which gets very dusty very quickly. A little concerned it might short out as dust drops right into the vent during sanding. Will probably add a makeshift shield that allows airflow, but prevents dust from falling directly on the electronics.

      Wish list
      1. I would love it if Wahuda made the headstock so it could swivel for outboard turning.

      2. Barring a swivel mechanism, it would be great if Wahuda offered riser blocks for the headstock, tailstock, and tool rest so you could turn larger bowls.

      3. Would love a bed extension option for when you want to upgrade to longer spindle work, like chair legs, table legs, etc.

      Pretty happy with purchase and would definitely buy again.

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