The American Beauty is our premium bowl and vessel lathe. This lathe is heavy and strong and gives you maximum access to the work. An open footprint lets you stand close. The sliding headstock lets you put the work where you want it. The 25” swing gives you lots of room to handle those big turning blanks. The optional Tilt-Away gets the tailstock completely out of the way and quickly repositions it. Don’t let its weight and strength scare you though, the American Beauty is precise and smooth enough for pen turning. It is our most popular model, and a favorite with professionals and hobbyists alike. Almost everyone upgrades to the 3HP motor and Tilt-Away. Available in standard (as shown) and long bed lengths.
If we had to describe the Sweet 16 in two words, they would be “compact capacity”. Have a small shop or not want your lathe to take up a lot of space? Consider the Sweet 16. Disguised as a normal 16” lathe, the removable gap section lets you make bowls, platters or wall hangings up to 32” inches diameter. Move the gap section to the end to increase your spindle capacity 14”. Great for making a bowl one day, a pepper mill the next, and then maybe a walking stick or big platter. Available in short, standard (shown) and long bed lengths, one is certain to fit in your shop. The 1.5HP model can be wired 110v or 220v. The 2.0HP is 220 only. A Tilt-Away is optional.
The Scout is our smallest lathe but certainly no lightweight. With a 14” swing, it is perfect for folks doing smaller work, without the short-comings of a mini-lathe. Want to occasionally turn larger than 14” or turn something a little longer? Get a bed extension. Mount the extension outboard and turn up to 21”. Put the extension on the end of the lathe bed and increase spindle capacity 16”. The full length stop bar and simple design make the Scout popular with students and teachers. Small enough to get in your basement, but rugged enough to last, hobbyists and professionals both will enjoy a Scout. The optional Universal Stand (as shown) can be adjusted for the tallest turner or dropped down and tilted for the seated turner. Available in 1.0 and 1.5HP, either size can be wired 110v or 220v.