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RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100

Item #832637
$399.99
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4.5

(30 reviews)

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Rikon has taken the standard mini lathe to the next level with increased capacity - this mini lathe does more in less space.

Model 70-100 Rikon has taken the standard mini lathe to the next level with increased capacity - this mini lathe does more in less space. Featuring a 12" swing and 16" between centers with the ability to add one or more bed extensions. Shipping weight 89 lbs. Features: 12 position indexing head, self-ejecting tailstock with 2-1/2" ram travel, 8" tool rest, convenient lifting handle, tool holder, easy access to the top and bottom pulleys for quick speed changes, six speed (430, 810, 1,230, 1,810, 2,670, 3,900), #2 MT head stock, powered by a 1/2 HP TEFC motor. Overall dimensions: 32" long x 10-1/2" wide x 19" high. Includes: 8” tool rest, live center, 3” faceplate, spur center, tooling knockout.

  • Motor 1/2hp
  • Swing over bed 12"
  • Swing over tool rest base 9-1/2"
  • Working distance between centers 16"
  • Ability to add multiple extensions
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.4

    (based on 30 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Good power output (20)
    • Good design (13)
    • Safe (12)
    • Durable (10)

    Cons

    • Underpowered (2)

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (13)
    • Home use (12)
    • Big jobs (3)
    • Professional use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (3)

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    4.0

    Great Lathe

    By  thefordguy

    from Columbia SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    Woodcraft online is great! Woodcraft in Greenville SC is HORRIBLE!

     
    5.0

    Outstanding Lathe

    By  RickyT

    from Pen Argyl, PA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Home Use
    • Professional Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    This is my second lathe. My first lathe was a full size Craftsman. It was immediately apparent that this lathe was much better quality. Everything is extremely precise, easy to use, and consists of much more durable metal vs. plastic parts. I had this setup and turning in minutes of unboxing. The instructions were clear and "just enough". I did a lot of research before buying and most reviews I read are inline with what I experienced. This was definitely worth the money!

     
    5.0

    my first mini lathe rikon 70-100

    By  tom palmer

    from Pleasant Grove Alabama

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    i shopped a bunch looked at them all i have gad a reeves drive lathe and didnt like it just wanted something simple and quality built i think RIKON is the one for me

     
    5.0

    Great Small Quality Lathe

    By  rosemic45106

    from Bethel, Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use
    • Professional Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    Purchased this lathe to continue my love of pen making. It is very easy to use and setup. Is a quality product. Made the purchase at the Woodcraft Tri-county Store. The sales staff there are very friendly and helpful - especially Pat, the store manager.

     
    4.0

    Very nice mini

    By  dan

    from eastpointe michigan

    About Me

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    the tool rest should be a little harder. parting tool mars the rest fairly easily. other than that this is a great tool.

     
    5.0

    New rikon

    By  Mike

    from Camp Lejeune NC

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Home Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    Turn bowls and plates, pens. I was well surprised, the lathe has a 12 inch swing soooo I put a large deep bowl blank on just to see if it would do it and was presently surprised. We'll pleased with the purchase and will be using this for some time to come. Do not see any cons for it being a small lathe. Price was right and it is as advertised and much more. Do not hesitate, just buy it and be happy.

     
    5.0

    I made the right choice

    By  Jrichardjr

    from Indian Trail, NC

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    I was ready for my first lathe and after a month or so of looking, shopping and comparing, I chose the Rikon 70-100. It was easy to setup, it is nice and quiet and seems to have plenty of power. I'm new at this but I really like the lathe, it just feels right to me. Thanks to all the people at the Charlotte NC store for all your help and advice. ,

     
    5.0

    Great Lathe! Great Price !

    By  Rodmaxx

    from Parkersburg WV

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Excellent Value
    • Great Entry Lathe
    • Very Easy To Use
    • Very Well Built

    Cons

    • None Really

    Best Uses

    • Beginner's Lathe
    • Hobby Lathe
    • Home Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    This lathe is really built like a tank !! I was turning within an hour of purchasing it ! It doesn't have the variable speed but I can easily live without that. Changing speeds is extremely easy !! Yes, it is the lower priced mini lathe compared to others but why pay more when you can get this little gem ? I would definitely buy Rikon again in the future !!!

     
    5.0

    Great Lathe

    By  Davidmackv

    from Waynesburg, KY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    Great lathe. The wife got it for me for Christmas. I was kind of leery at first, because I was looking at the Jet and Delta Midis. But, this lathe is great, I am not disappointed one bit. I have turned logs, blocks, everything I can find and it does not back down. It runs so smooth, I haven't even bolted it down yet.

     
    5.0

    Nice Machine

    By  Terry B.

    from Eva, Alabama

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Home Use
    • Professional Use

    Comments about RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 :

    I have turned for years on a clone lathe that you could not get attachments for. I upgraded to this and feel like I have been released from prison. I can use this for hours on end and not have a single issue with the machine. The only thing that would be better would be the variable speed model. But this one is VERY easy to change speeds with minimal down time. The little machine that could!!!

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