The first feature of the Revo 18|36 Lathe that will catch your attention is undoubtedly the ergonomic angled control panel made from anodized aluminum. The blue hue of the DRO along with the beautiful knurled control knob fitted with a rubber grip signals this is no ordinary lathe.
The bed is made from steel which allows the cast iron headstock to travel incredibly smoothly. Steel is the preferred material due to its well known longevity & strength.
Electronic variable speed is obtained via a VFD that converts 1 phase input to 3 phase output, so even at low settings you will get an incredible amount of torque. The DRO gives you an accurate RPM readout at all times any fine adjustments are made electronically. Changing from high to low settings is made easy by using the quick release handle.
The headstock & tailstock lock handles are situated on the back to eliminate any interruptions to your work flow. Ergonomically designed handles use a cam lock resulting in a firm feel with no deflection.
Induction, 1725 RPM, TEFC Motor
Delta S1 Variable Frequency Drive
Poly-Gorrve Drive Belt With EZ Access
Tailstock Storage Of Centers
Spring Loaded Spindle Lock
Electrical 220V Version: 2HP, 220 Volt, 60 hz Electrical 110V Version: 1.5 HP. 110 Volt, 60hz Motor: Induction, 1725 RPM, TEFC VFD: Delta S1 Variable Frequency Drive Phase:1 Phase Input, 3 Phase Output Recommended Breaker:15 Amp Max Outboard Swing:32" Swing Over Banjo:13-1/2" Steel Bed:ASTM A36 Spindle Taper:MT#2 Toolrest Post Size:1" Swing Over Bed:18" RPM High:135-3500 RPM Low:50-1300 Tailstock Quill: 4-1/2", Engraved, Self-Ejecting Floor To Spindle Center:41-1/2" Front Bearing:TPI Taiwan 6207LLU Rear Bearing:TPI Taiwan 6205LLU Spindle Index #:14/36/48 with Lock Distance Between Centers:36" Headstock Through-Bore: 3/8" Headstock Travel:Full Length Tailstock Through-Bore: 3/8" Spindle Size:1-1/4" x 8 TPI Right Hand Thread Floor To Bed:32-1/2" with Pads Floor Space (W x D x H):60" x 26" x 47" Shipping Weight: 570 lbs.
It is wonderful so far, runs so smooth and quite, assembly was easy with the help of the videos. It will be really put to use when the weather warms a bit. I have only turned 5 items since I got it.
The variable speed is really great for the off balance pieces much better than what I’m use too. There will be a learning curve, just like anything new. So far so great, really happy with my purchase.
Haven’t had a chance to use it much. But I really like the rigidity and the variable speed.