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Advanced Pen Making Starter Set with Turncrafter Commander Tailspinner 12in. Variable speed Midi Lat

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Product Description

The variable speed motor provides instantaneous speed control as you turn. The relentless 1 1/2HP motor delivers the power, control and versatility that is essential for the most demanding turning projects. Top notch cast iron construction and design ensures you years of trouble-free turning and excellent performance. This sturdy lathe will prove the workhorse you need for all of your turning needs from pen turning through 10” bowls. And is ETL listed and tested according to nearly 200 safety and performance standards.

You get everything our original Turncrafter Commander Variable Speed Lathes do, plus so much more.

You’ll flip over this! The whole piece – centers and chuck – can be flipped to assure exact mounting on the same axis. Amazing! Just leave your faceplate or chuck attached when reversing a bowl blank keeping the bowl exactly centered on the lathe axis. Identical tailstock and headstock 1” x 8tpi threads means you can mount your work flip it around, then flip it back. Remounting without fear of misalignment. Lock the live tailstock spindle with the turn of a handle.

Make no mistake, this will end centering errors. Forever. No need for you to re-chuck the piece, so when you reverse a piece and turn it from the other end it is perfectly centered.

Feel the freedom and add functionality with more tailstock attachments. Any center, chuck or accessory threaded or with a Morse taper that mounts to the headstock can operate live on the live Tailspinner tailstock.

You’ll rev up your creative powers with our most powerful motor ever. 1 1/2HP in our 12” Tailspinner.

Drill deeper with the 4” tailstock travel.

Not only is the live Tailspinner built in, but so are the savings! Save hundreds of dollars as it eliminates the need for separate/additional Live tailstock accessories or live accessory systems. And includes extra accessories to take advantage of the live tailstock: Extra Spur center, Mandrel Saver, Safety Center and 60° dead center.

  • Digital readout lets you work at precise speeds
  • Vary speeds from 450-1700 RPM and 950 -3600 RPM for shaping or finishing
  • SBC microprocessor technology delivers pinpoint control and reliability
  • Convenient carrying handles
  • 24 Indexing positions with spindle locking
  • Convenient worklight with 18” flex cable makes it easier to see even the most intricate work.
  • Tool storage rack keeps chisels and other tools close at hand.
  • Sturdy cast iron base accepts optional extension bed for turning projects up to 43”
  • Powerful 1 -1/2HP motor provides superior power and performance.
  • Designed for easy belt access and removal
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • 106 pound weight
  • 4in. Tailstock travel
Lathe Includes:
  • 6” & 12 ⅝” diameter toolrests
  • 3” faceplate
  • Two #2MT Spur Centers
  • 60 Degree Heavy Duty 'Dead Style' Tailstock Center
  • Carry handles
  • Tool Holder
  • Dead style Mandrel Saver
  • Safety Center

Full Package Includes:

DescriptionQuantityItem #
Turncrafter Commander Tailspinner 12” Variable Speed MIdi Lathe1 TCLT12VS
Slimline Pen Kits10(Assorted) PK-PENxx
Slimline Pencil Kits10 (Assorted) PK-PCLx
Pen Mandrel1 PKM-xLC
Mandrel Wrench1 PKMWR
3pc Carbon Steel Chisels 1 LCS3HCS
Mini Pen Blank (Assorted)makes 20 kitsPK-EZx
Mid Cure Epoxy Glue1PKGLUE2
7mm Barrel Trimmer 1 PKTRIM7
Shellawax Creame1 PKSWAX


Specification Description
Horsepower: 1 1/2HP
Material Type: Cast Iron
Other Characteristics: Built-in Live Tailstock, 4in quill travel
Pieces in Set: Packs 2 Boxes
Brand: Turncrafter Commander Tailspinner
Volts: 110-120V
Footprint: 31in x 9-1/4in
Pulley Steps: 2
Speed (RPM): Pulley 1: 450-1600RPM Pulley 2: 950-3600 RPM
Headstock Thread: 1in x 8tpi Tailstock 1in x 8tpi
Headstock Taper: #2MT tailstock #2MT
Tailstock Taper: Live #2MT
Distance between Centers: 14.5in
Swing over Bed: 12in
Tool Post Diameter: 1in
Extension Bed Available: Y
Overall Length: 31in
Category: Mini and Midi Lathes

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