The VL240 Lathes have a swivel head feature which allows for the headstock to turn its normal straight position out to 90 degrees. There are four individual pin-lock positions at increments of 22.5 degrees which aid in turner comfort when turning inside vessels and bowls. It has an accurate locking feature which ensures that the lathe will return to perfect zero position. The VL240 has a very solid cast iron construction.
The lathe is mounted on a adjustable 4mm thick plate stand which has been designed with a 700mm wide footprint for stability and rigidity. The adjustable legs allow you to customise the height to suit your ideal work height.
Photo 4 shows the Headstock positioned at 90 degrees. The headstock can be positioned in 4 positions 0, 30, 60 & 90 degrees. An outboard turning attachment can be purchased as an optional extra.
This lathe also includes an ergonomic Toolrest.
Separate electronic variable speed box that can be mounted away from the lathe and magnetic switch box that can be positioned anywhere you are working.
The VL240 lathe motor and headstock are fitted with 3 step pulleys which provide 3 ratios 1:1 for small to medium size work; 1:1.5 for medium to large work; and 1:3.2 for large work. For extra torque, simply change the Poly V Belt ratio to 1:3.2. The diagram in the above photos shows the maximum spindle RPM at each pulley step. Digital speed readout located on the headstock displays the actual spindle RPM regardless of which ratio the belt is positioned on.
Another great feature on this lathe is the indexing pin safety switch. This prevents accidental start-up whilst the indexing pin is engaged, preventing belt damage.
The stand has optional extra tool holder brackets which can be mounted in 4 separate locations on the stand ends.
Part No. V01056
Also sold separately is a pair of stand shelf brackets. These brackets can be mounted in several different configurations on the back of the stand and allows for a timber shelf to be screwed on top.
Part No. V01057
Another optional extra is the dust extraction box (pictured above) which mounts in between the bed at the headstock end. This allows for a 100mm dust extraction hose to be connected assist shaving and dust extraction.
Part No. V01058
The precision machined end is designed for bolting on an optional extension bed or Swing Away Tailstock Support.
500mm Extension Bed
Part No. V00108
Swing Away Tailstock Support
Part No. V01124
Also available is an Adjustable Extension Bed Stand with the same design as the ASM stand including the shelf.
Optional Extension Bed Stand
Part No. V01059
VL240 ASM EVS
VL240 ASM Specifications 240mm Centre Height 490mm Swing over bed 580mm Distance between centres 1020-1195mm Work Height (Bed Bottom to spindle centre) 24 Indexing holes No. 2 MT Headstock & Tailstock spindle Taper Roller Spindle Bearings 3 Speeds EVS 10 - 3000rpm 30mm Toolrest Post Diameter 15mm Hole Through Headstock Spindle 10.5mm Hole Through Tailstock Spindle 75mm Quill Travel 250kg Net Weight 1270x710x1280 Length x Width x Height (mm)