Best Lathes

Updated April 2019
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A high-quality wood lathe is indispensable in wood shops that work on furniture and other round parts. Spinning at fast speeds, the lathe makes it easy to cut or grind away material in a uniform fashion, producing clean, circular curves and decorative surfaces. Coming in different sizes, standard lathes are perfect for furniture parts like table legs. Mini lathes are common in home woodshops for smaller, more detailed projects. On the other end, wide lathes meant for bowls, vases, or plates lack a horizontal rail that limits the width of the piece. Check out different models to find the perfect option with the right power, speed, and size for your intended projects.

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