Are you looking for a lathe stand with good pound capacity? Let’s take a look at the WEN LA8800 225-Pound Capacity Height Adjustable Steel Lathe Stand. It is a necessary fixture to have if you have a benchtop lathe and are looking for somewhere to place your lathe as you work. This lathe is sturdy and durable and has all the makings of a good worktop.

In this article, we take a look at the properties that you can expect this lathe stand to have, as well as what it can do for you. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Pros 

  • It is an excellent fit.
  • The product is of good quality.
  • Provides tremendous stability.
  • It is easy to assemble.

Cons

  • We haven’t noticed any yet.

Aesthetics

Looking at the stand, it is on two legs, designed to hold up a lathe. It helps to give you the support that you need for your lathe as you work. It is designed to support the WEN woodworking lathe series. This stand is made of steel and has a simplistic outlook, but don’t be fooled. It can hold up heavy lathes and support your woodworking without a hitch.

Sizes

The stand is adjustable, which makes it easy to use regardless of the height of the user or the height of the work table. You can adjust the length between 23.75 and 35.5 inches. This means that it can accommodate just about any lathe within these dimensions. The height can be adjusted from 24.5inches to 34.5inches. you will be able to stop after every 1.5inches. 

Also, this lathe stand has 11 mm wide mounting slots which fit a variety of configurations.

Feel

This lathe stand is versatile enough to keep your lathe sturdy and therefore helps to give you better and consistent results whenever you use it. A wobbly lathe stand will cause you to shake and possibly also affect your work. 

Durability

It is made of steel which is a very durable material. However, it is also known to be heavy and this also includes this lathe stand. Steel means that you can work, assured that you have the necessary support. It will support up to 225 pounds in weight.

Price

This is a fairly priced stand if you are looking to have a more sturdy work surface. It makes sense for a stand that can also carry as much weight as this one does, and is also as versatile as this one is.

Our Verdict

Whilst this lathe stand was made to accommodate WEN lathes, it has adjustable heights which makes it versatile and easy to use regardless of your workshop’s specifications. It also allows you to use different types of wood lathes on the stand. Now you can have a more sturdy work surface.

This stand comes in handy especially when you want to move from working on a benchtop and have the lathe in a stand-alone position. It is also pretty heavy and will stay in place as you work, which we think is an advantage most woodworkers will appreciate. We hope this guide helps you find the right lathe stand for you. Happy shopping!

David D. Hughes
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