RIKON introduces the new 12" x 16" Variable Speed Mini Lathe 1/2HP model # 70-200EVS. The AC motor speed is controlled by a quality inverter box which provides more torque than a standard DC motor. The four bearing spindle design will take the stress of heavy turning loads. The 70-200EVS is a powerful work horse compared to other lathes in its class. Most lathes will slow or stall when too much force is applied to the work piece. The 70-200EVS controls speed and torque electronically, monitoring the load placed on the motor. When the AC inverter senses extreme loads it will compensate to keep the work piece at the desired speed.
The 12" swing is perfect for the small to medium projects. Small spindles and similar work can be done with the 16" spacing between centers. The 12 position indexing head with locking spindle is a great feature when marking out for fluting and other milling projects. Extra long shoe plate on the tailstock provides more surface area for locking which prevents slip. Standard 1" x 8TPI spindle with #2 Morse taper and 3/8" through bore for center drilling. Self ejecting tailstock means no tool needed to remove the live center and 2-1/2" ram travel is perfect for drilling applications. The heavy duty cast iron base has holes in the feet for secure bench mounting.