With solid cast-iron construction, a robust 1/2 hp motor and a precision-machined live center, this mini workhorse rivals features found in much larger lathes. It can turn bowls of almost 10″ in diameter, and spindles up to 17-3/4″ in length, making it perfect for chair legs, small table legs and an endless array of decorative turnings. A convenient door provides easy access to the belt, along with 5 different speeds: 760, 1100, 1600, 2200 and 3200 RPM. Cast-iron body provides mass for minimal vibration, stable turning and maximum durability. Other features include: Spur center on headstock, heavy-duty knockout bar for spur center, 6″ tool rest, 3″ face plate, convenient belt access door, chrome-plated hardware, removable safety switch, non-slip feet. To increase your spindle capacity to 38-1/2″, just use the optional Mini Lathe Bed Extension (Rockler# 32307).