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R2 Lathe Variable Speed, Chuck and Tools - 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. Each cryogenically hardened turning tool holds an edge up to 5 times longer than conventionally hardened high-speed steel.
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R2 Lathe Variable Speed, Chuck and Tools - 305mm x 610mm
Regular price £795.00
Regular price £0.00Sale 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 and cryogenic HSS tools to get straight into turning
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.

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. 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 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.

Cryogenic M2 HSS Woodturning Tools - Set of 6
This premium set of Cryogenic M2 HSS turning tools features six full-size tools allowing for the professional turning of both bowl and spindle projects including candlesticks, goblets, standard lamps, pepper pots, bowls, platters and pens. Beautifully presented in a wooden case, this set comprises of a 1" roughing gouge for taking the corners off square stock, to make it round, 3/4" oval skew chisel for creating a smooth cylindrical finish, 3/8" spindle gouge for adding detail, such as coves and beads, 1/8" diamond parting tool for cutting deep grooves or releasing finished work from a waste wood base, 1/2" bowl gouge for the hollowing out of goblets and bowls and a 3/4" square nose scraper to give perfectly flat bottoms to the insides of bowls.

These turning tools are made from M2 high-speed steel which has been cryogenically hardened, to ensure an extremely long service life. Cryogenic hardening is a technical process, where the steel is cooled down to -185°C after hardening, resulting in an edge that will last up to 5 times longer than conventionally hardened high-speed steel.

The full-size handles are ergonomically designed to allow for optimum grip and comfort and are made from a slow growing beech that has been selected for its straight grain, to ensure maximum strength. The shanks of the high-speed steel blades are buried deep into the beech handles and secured by a solid stainless steel ferrule. These are excellent full-size woodturning tools. ©
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR2118
  • 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
  • Cryogenic M2 HSS Turning Tools
  • Handle Lengths320mm
  • Blade Lengths130mm to 220mm
  • Overall Lengths450 to 540mm
  • SteelM2 High-Speed Steel
  • HandleBeech
  • Rockwell HardnessHRC63-77
  • Roughing Gouge Blade Width1"
  • Roughing Gough Flute Width3/4"
  • Bowl Gouge Blade Width1/2"
  • Bowl Gouge Flute Width3/8"
  • Spindle Gouge Blade Width3/8"
  • Spindle Gouge Flute Width1/4"

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
R2 Lathe Variable Speed,

Bought this to upgrade my smaller cheap lathe, and definitely not disappointed. Quick delivery, super quiet and reliable. Some assembly needed when it arrives which is super easy. Great build quality and all in black is a super colour. I bought it part of a package deal with the chisels and chuck. The chisels are sharp out of the box and feel great in the hand. The 1” 8 Tpi chuck is super good with the extra jaws especially for me needing the pen jaws. Would definitely recommend for pro and beginners.

Excellent lathe package

Given the price paid whilst on offer this lathe package offers stunning value for money. The lathe itself is robust and well built, extremely quiet in use, and with stepless speed changes and two speed ranges. The chuck is of good quality, though some extra jaws may be needed in time. Also supplied is an excellent set of lathe tools which are sharp straight out of the box. The package offers a turn key solution to start turning straight away.

Brian W.
Been running this lathe for around a month

Been running this lathe for around a month now and it has not missed a beat so far. The quality is excellent for the money and all of the woodturning gear I have purchased since has been top notch. Speed control works well and the spindle turns absolutely true and steady. I already have orders for Christmas gifts! One very happy customer.

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

Class leading concentricity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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