A wood lathe or also called woodworking lathe is the very first design of lathe - the machine tool rotating the work-piece on its axis for various tasks of cutting and shaping. Fundamentally, wood lathes have an adjustable horizontal metal rail inserted between the work-piece and the operator and intended for regulating the positing of handheld shaping tools. Addition to their main application in woodworking (as their name describes), these machine tools are also useful in pottery for making bowls or plates. The operating speed of wood lathes varies in a range from 200 to 1400 revolutions per minute. Wood lathes are usually supported on a bench table and may have a light that provides for operations in low light environment. A good wood lathe is the one meeting following standards: - Meet or even exceed quality standards of the industry. - Precise spindle with a wide speed range. Easy to make speed adjustment. - Lightweight and highly sturdy construction. - Strong and stable bench top with nonslip stems. - Detailed use and maintenance instruction included. - Energy saving, smooth operation. - Usability lasts up to many years. Low cost maintenance. - Long time warranty.
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