RIKON’s new 10″ x 18″ Pen Lathe (model 70-105), was specifically designed to meet the requests of pen turners. With a cast-iron bed, headstock and tailstock, this 75-lb. lathe is built to reduce vibration from the turning process, unlike some other lathes that are made of aluminum. Five speed ranges from 500 to 3,200 rpm, achieved by shifting a belt between the tool’s multi-rib pulleys, will help you carry out all phases of turning pens: boring barrel holes, rouging out billets, turning them to shape and final finishing.
Despite its compact size, the 70-105 Pen Lathe has a 10-in. swing over the bed and a 7-1/4-in. swing over the tool-rest, so you can use it for faceplate and other turning purposes, too. And, it will accept longer spindles, with a capacity of 18-in. between centers.
It’s powered by a 1/2hp induction motor for long-term durability, with a safety On/Off switch. The spindle is 1″x8TPI, and both the head and tailstock have internal #2 Morse tapers. The tailstock offers 1-3/4-in. of ram travel, while the headstock rides on permanently lubricated ball bearings for durability and smooth operation. Large handles and wheels make it easy to adjust the machine for different turning applications.
The 10″ x 18″ Pen Lathe includes a 6-in. tool-rest with a 5/8-in.-diameter post, spur and live centers, knockout bar and wrenches. It has a suggested price of $299.99, and RIKON covers your purchase with a 5-year warranty.
For even more versatility, RIKON offers accessories for this machine that include a Lathe Stand (70-920; $159.99), Lathe Stand Extension (70-913; $109.99) and a 21-1/2-in. Lathe Bed Extension (70-906; $79.99).
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