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    The lathe is utilized for molding metal and wood in many ways. However the various types available mean their specifications differ.

    Lathe Dimensions: Sherline Lathe 4000 (4100)

    The swing over bed is 3.50" (90 mm) and the swing over carriage is 1.75" (45 mm). The distance between centers is 8.00" (200 mm). The handwheel graduations are .001" (.01 mm). The length is 24" (610 mm) and it is 7.5" (190 mm) wide. The height is 6" (150 mm). The motor and speed control consists of 90 Volts DC.

    They work with currents ranging from 100VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz. The hole in the spindle is .405" (10 mm) while the nose thread is 3/4"-16 T.P.I. The spindle nose taper is #1 Morse. The crosslide travel is 4.25" (110 mm). The protractor graduations are 0 to 45 by 5 degrees.

    Lathe Dimensions: Sherline Lathe 4400

    The length is 32.25" (820 mm) while the width is 8.75" (220 mm). The height is 8" (200 mm) and the shipping weight is 30 lb. (13.6 kg). The swing over bed is 3.50" (90 mm). The center distance is 17.00" (430 mm).

    The carriage over swing is 1.75" (45 mm). The spindle nose thread is 3/4"-16 T.P.I. The spindle hole is .405" (10 mm) and the crosslide travel is 4.25" (110 mm). The protractor graduations are 0 to 45 by 5 degrees. The handwheel graduations are .001" (.01 mm). The spindle speed range is 70-2800 RPM.

    Lathe Dimensions: Wood Lathes

    The Carba-Tec 4SE (1625) has a 6" swing and a bed measuring 12-1/2". The volts are 110V and it weighs 37 lbs. The Craftsman 22106 has a swing measuring 4" and a 12" bed. The weight is 12 lbs and the volts are 110V.

    The Craftex CT128 has a bed measuring 47" and an 18" swing. The volts are 220V and the weight is 584 lbs. The Delta 46-460 has a 12-1/2" swing and a 16-1/2" bed. The volts are 120V and the weight is 97 lbs. The Excelsior MC1018 has a 10" swing and a 17-3/4" bed. It uses 110V and weighs 83 lbs.

    Lathe Dimensions: Other Wood Lathes

    The Fisch TC90-100 has a swing measuring 10" and a 15" bed. The volts are 115V and the weight is 85 lbs. The General 160-1 has a 12" swing and a bed measuring 38". It weighs 283 lbs and uses 115V. The Grizzly G0624 has a swing 10" and 15-1/2" bed. The volts are 110V and it weighs 102 lbs.

    The Grizzly G0632’s swing is 16" and the bed is 42". The weight is 440 lbs. The Harbor Freight 10×18 has a swing measuring 10" while the bed is 18". The weight is 84 lbs and the volts are 110V. The Jet JML-1014I has a swing measuring 10" and the bed is 14". The volts are 115V and the weight is 72 lbs.

    The lathe dimensions can vary significantly; some are mini and others full size. You should think about the work you want to do before getting one.

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