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R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

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With class-leading spindle concentricity, this lathe features exceptionally low levels of vibration and noise, even at maximum speed and under full load. Powered by a reversible, variable speed motor you can turn bowls up to 305mm and spindles up to 610mm. Precision engineered and beautifully balanced, the chuck offers superior performance combined with rock-solid holding power and excellent load bearing capability.
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R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm
Regular price $795.00
Regular price Sale price $795.00
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Longer turning capacity, for spindles up to 610mm and bowls up to 305mm
  • Powered by an ultra-quiet 750w high torque, DC motor
  • Electronic variable speed control to suit small, medium and large turnings
  • Class leading spindle concentricity, running on extra wide, sealed for life roller bearings
  • Precision 75 chuck kit to get straight into turning a wide array of projects
R2 Lathe Variable Speed - 305mm x 610mm
This is an exceptional woodturning lathe. Compared to many other bench top lathes it has greater work holding capacity allowing for 305mm bowl turning and 610mm spindle turning and has the advantage that you can extend the bed at a later stage to increase spindle turning to 1300mm. It is powered by a high torque, DC motor which is extremely quiet in use, even at maximum speed and under full load.

A non-slip poly V belt efficiently transmits power from the motor whilst the motor controller automatically increases the level of torque to maintain the speed, as load on the workpiece is increased. The two step pulley, in conjunction with the variable speed control results in two speed ranges of 250 to 1300rpm and 700 to 3450rpm, allowing you to fine tune the speed to suit small, medium and large turnings. The digital read out is ideally positioned on the tailstock to offer perfect visibility. The level of vibration is remarkable low, due to the substantial grey iron castings which have the mass needed to dampen and absorb vibration. The cast iron headstock is CNC machined for the precise alignment of the drive spindle and the extra wide roller bearings, ensuring class leading concentricity.

The drive spindle has a 1" x 8tpi thread with a No 2 morse taper to allow for the fitting industry standard chucks and attachments. The tailstock has No 2 morse taper which is hollowed out to accept drill bits when turning standard and bed side lamps. The tool rest is held firmly in the non-slip banjo and will not wander when roughing out or turning large bowls and platters. The bed of the lathe is finely ground for smooth tool rest positioning. All of the adjustment handles are ergonomic and can be locked off to prevent obstruction with the turning tool.

The lathe comes complete with a revolving centre, four prong centre, face plate, knock out rod and spindle locking wrenches . This lathe is ideal for bowl and platter turning, goblet, vase and egg cup turning, pen turning and all between centres work. This is a premium performance lathe that is extremely quiet in operation, virtually vibration free and features a variable speed, high torque motor and control unit.

Precision 75 Woodturning Chuck
The new Precision 75 Woodturning Chuck is engineered to ensure that the workpiece sits as close as possible to the headstock, therefore reducing load and minimizing wear on the main spindle bearing. This chuck is extremely strong and durable, as it is machined from a special grade of medium-tensile steel, which is normally used for the manufacture of high performance turbo impellors, pistons and gears. Using this steel allows for closer tolerances during the manufacturing process which results in excellent concentricity to minimize vibration and to ensure that a chatter-free, super fine finish can be achieved by the woodturner. It is the latest advancement in work holding systems for discerning woodturners. Precision engineered and beautifully balanced, it offers superior performance combined with rock-solid holding power and excellent load bearing capability.

The chuck is specifically designed so the jaws cut into the wood to provide a class leading clamping force, unlike other woodturning chucks that use engineering jaw profiles which crush the wood fibres and do not grip the workpiece as securely. The precision machined scroll mechanism and the high ratio gearing combine to ensure for a strong grip irrespective of workpiece size. The four jaws open and close using a T-handled key, allowing for one handed operation, leaving one hand free to support and balance your workpiece when mounting and dis-mounting the workpiece. Measuring 70mm in diameter, this chuck can be used on all sizes of lathe from large capacity professional lathes through to midi and mini lathes.

The chuck kit contains the Precision 75 chuck body, 50mm dovetail jaws, 65mm faceplate ring, 35mm pin jaws and screw chuck. This wide array of jaws allows for all popular turning projects including; spindles, bowls, goblets, candlesticks, pepper mills, pens and pencils up to 20kg and more. The chuck and jaws are presented in a box set, which features a dedicated foam cut out to aid protection when not in use. ©
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR2117
  • R2 Lathe
  • Voltage230V
  • Power750W
  • Dimensions1078mm x 255mm x 401mm
  • Weight39kg
  • Variable Speed Range250 to 1,300rpm and 700 to 3,450rpm
  • Diameter Over Bed305mm
  • Distance Between Centres610mm
  • Distance Between Centres with Option Bed Extension1300mm
  • Spindle Thread1" x 8tpi
  • Taper HeadstockNo. 2 MT
  • Taper TailstockNo. 2 MT
  • Tailstock Barrel Travel60mm
  • Tool Rest Stem Diameter16mm
  • Tool Rest Length150mm
  • Precision 75 Woodturning Chuck Kit
  • Thread1" x 8tpi
  • Chuck Body Diameter70mm
  • Dovetail Jaws Compression Grip40mm - 28mm
  • Dovetail Jaws Expansion Grip38mm - 50mm
  • Pin Jaws Compression Grip20mm - 8mm
  • Pin Jaws Expansion Grip23mm - 35mm
  • Faceplate Ring65mm
  • Woodscrew Chuck30mm

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R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

Class leading concentricity

The precisely aligned drive spindle runs on extra wide, sealed for life roller bearings.

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm

R2 Lathe Variable Speed and Chuck - 305mm x 610mm