Item# Rikon 70-150VSR 12″ x 16-1/2″ Midi VSR Lathe

Item# Rikon 70-150VSR 12″ x 16-1/2″ Midi VSR Lathe



RIKON 12 x 16.5 Variable Speed Midi Lathe #70-150VSR has been designed to offer features seen on larger industrial lathes. An ideal lathe for novice to professional turners. Designed with a powerful 1HP DC motor, electronic variable speed controls, a wide range of operating speeds, digital RPM readout, ample diameter and spindle length turning capacities in forward and reverse drives.

Corded control box has a magnetic back that allows it to be moved along the front of the cast iron lathe bed, and positioned anywhere you want it for easiest access when turning. Left, outboard end of the lathe bed is milled to take a special 13-1/2″ bed extension (#70-903 sold separately) to allow outboard turning of diameters up to 15″. Lathe includes spur center, live center, 3″ face plate, 6″ tool rest with 1″ diameter post, knock-out bar, wrenches and tool holder.



  • Powerful 1HP DC Motor provides ample power for all turning needs
  • Electronic variable speed controls, wider range of operating speeds, digital RPM readout for forward and reverse rotation speeds.
  • Pivoting belt cover for easy access when changing belt speeds
  • Ball-bearing construction for smooth, precise spindle operation
  • Machined bed and matching components give precise alignment
  • Adjustable locking handles keep components positioned securely
  • 1″ diameter tool rest post
  • Lathe bed has machined ends for adding extensions to increase spindle capacity
  • Include 3″ face plate, 6″ tool rest, live center, spur center, knock-out rod, wrenches and tool holder
  • Voltage: 220v/50hz/1ph
  • Motor: 1hp
  • Amps: 3A
  • Motor speed: 3200rpm
  • Spindle direction: Forward & Reverse
  • Number of speeds: Variable speed
  • Speed ranges (3): 250-850, 430-1450, 950-3200 RPM
  • Swing over bed: 305mm
  • Swing over tool rest base: 235mm
  • Distance between centers: 419mm
  • Dia. of tool rest shaft: 25.4mm
  • Tool rest length: 150mm
  • Spindle threads: 1″ x8TPI RH
  • Outboard swing over bed: 381mm
  • Outboard swing over tool rest base: 311mm
  • Headstock taper: MT2
  • Tailstock taper: MT2
  • Ram travel: 90mm
  • Indexing positions: 24
  • Overall dimensions: 991 x340 x397mm
  • Base size: 808 x183.5mm
  • Base to spindle: 343mm
  • Machine weight: 44kgs
  • Packing dimensions: 880 x460 x260mm
  • Shipping weight: 47kgs

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