Author: Herbert S Dawson

Powermatic 3520c

Overview The Powermatic 3520C wood turning lathe is the industry standard. It is the fourth evolution of the time-honored lathe with numerous new and improved features. Wood turners appreciate the 3520C’s sliding headstock, the electronically adjustable speed with low and high-speed ranges, spindle lock, digital RPM readout, and self-ejecting laser etched quill. A portable magnetic…

Lathe Safety Guidelines

If you are working or using a lathe, whether in a workshop or on a job site, you need to be fully aware of any safety concerns. Here are some important safety guidelines to ensure your safety on a lathe. Lathe safety guidelines before using  Before each job, inspect and adjust all safety devices. Before…

Powermatic 4224b Review | Read Before You Buy

Last updated on May 16th, 2022 at 01:11 pmOverview of the Powermatic 4224b If you consider buying the Powermatic 4224B lathe, you will want to read this post. This lathe retains the features of the 3520 while introducing some interesting new features. One of the most notable changes is the introduction of a moveable headstock….

Pegboard Furring Strips

Do you need furring strips for the pegboard? Yes, furring strips are necessary for your pegboard, but you may always hang your pegboard without them. If the pegboard is flush with the wall, you can’t hang anything on it or attach the pegboard hooks. Instead of furring strips, spacers are another option.  As a result,…

Wen 3420 Lathe Review

Product Overview The Wen 3420 is a formidable lathe that offers fully adjustable consumer speeds. This feature allows consumers to precisely choose the speed they want, between 750 to 3200 rotations per minute. This accuracy makes it one of the top options to choose from for both beginners and professional woodworkers. This Benchtop Wood Lathe…

Nova Galaxi DVR Lathe Review

Overview The Nova Galaxi DVR Lathe is one of a few cutting-edge innovative lathes, with a silky-smooth direct-drive motor controlled by a powerful microcomputer with a touchpad and digital display. DVR (Digital Variable Reluctance) technology is present in the computer, which calibrates and maintains the lathe’s speed and power based on resistance. It also has…

Foredom LX or SR | How Do They Compare?

Overview of Foredom LX These permanent magnet motors are specifically developed for high torque/low-speed applications for activities like stone setting, wax modeling, and pearl drilling. The LX is a 1/10 HP ball bearing motor that delivers full power and torque from start-up to 5,000 rpm. It works well with the Foredom drill press. It works…

How old is my Craftsman lathe

 Finding out the age of your Craftsman lathe isn’t hard, and you can find the answer in a few different ways. First, you could try to divine the lathe’s age by looking inside the machine. Craftsman lathes come in a variety of models and sizes. Craftsman lathes come with a serial number stamp that shows…