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The VL240 ASM Heavy Duty Lathe has a swivel head feature which allows for the headstock to turn its normal straight position (see photo above) 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 VL240 has an electronic variable speed drive that gives up to 200% torque on low RPM with a powerful 1.5kW motor.

The lathe is mounted on an adjustable stand which is made from 5mm thick plate steel.  It has been designed with a 700mm wide footprint for stability and rigidity and the adjustable legs allow you to customise the height. The stand also features wood shaving discharge chute and a knee stop bar.


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.


Photo 2 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.


The lathe has a magnetic switch box that can be positioned anywhere you are working.


The precision machined end is designed for bolting on an optional extension bed or Swing Away Tailstock Support. Also shown is the optional Tool Holder Bracket.

500mm Extension Bed

Part No. V00108


Swing Away Tailstock Support

Part No. V01124


Tool Holder Bracket

Part No. V01056


Also sold separately is a pair of stand shelf brackets.  These brackets can be mounted on the back of the stand and allows for a timber shelf to be screwed on top.

Part No. V01060

VL240 ASM EVS Heavy Duty

  •   VL240 HD Specifications
    240mm Centre Height
    490mm Swing over bed
    580mm Distance between centres
    1065-1340mm 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
    299kg Net Weight
    1270x710x1280 Length x Width x Height (mm)
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