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A compact, powerful lathe with a convenient dial for speed changes, and a large, easy-to-read digital display!

Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe

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Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe
Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe
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Rikon's 12'' x 18'' Variable Speed Midi Lathe Model, model 70-1218VS, represents an excellent value in small- to mid-sized lathes. It features digital speed control with an easy-to-read display, a wide range of operating speeds accessible with both a simple knob and the easy-access belt system, anti-vibration rubber feet for extra stability, a robust 3/4HP DC motor, and ample capacities for its size. The lathe comes complete with a spur center, live center, 3'' faceplate, 8'' tool rest with 1'' diameter post, knock-out bar, wrenches and tool holder.

Features:

  • Digital speed control with large, easy-to-read DRO
  • Convenient, accessible on/off switches and variable speed dial
  • Pivoting belt cover provides quick access to the belt for easy speed range changes
  • Easy adjust handle allows up to 2'' of RAM travel
  • Powerful 3/4 HP DC motor provides ample power
  • Ball-bearing construction for smooth, precise spindle operation
  • Machined bed and matching components for precise alignment
  • Adjustable locking handles keep components positioned securely
  • Machined bed end lets you add an optional bed extension (#68892, sold separately) for turning longer workpieces
  • Note: Forward drive only
  • There is an extra $40 shipping charge.

(1) Rikon 70-1218VS 12'' x 18'' Midi Lathe
(1) 8'' tool rest with 1'' diameter post
(1) Spur center
(1) Live center
(1) 3'' faceplate
(1) Knock-out bar
(1) Wrench set
(1) Tool holder

More Information
Brand Rikon
Manufacturer Part Number 70-1218VS
Weight 78.0000
Tech Spec
  • Brand: Rikon

Motor:

  • Horsepower: 3/4 HP, DC, TEFC
  • Amps: 4.5
  • Volts: 120V, 60Hz
  • RPM: 2,500 RPM
  • Direction: Forward
  • Number of Speeds: 3
  • RPM Ranges: 450-1,100/ 960-2,400/ 1,400-3,500

Swing:

  • Swing Over Bed: 12''
  • Swing Over Tool Rest: 9-1/16''
  • Working Distance Between Centers: 18''
  • Tool Rest Length: 8''
  • Tool Rest Post Diameter: 1''

Headstock / Tailstock:

  • Spindle Nose Inch x TPI: 1'' x 8
  • Headstock Taper: MT2
  • Tailstock Taper: MT2
  • Ram Travel: 2''

Overall:

  • Length: 37-3/4''
  • Width: 9-3/4''
  • Height: 16-1/4''
  • Base Size: 30'' x 7-3/8''
  • Net Weight: 70.5 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 77 lbs.
  • Shipping Carton: 33-1/4'' x 18-3/4'' x 13''
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Rockler Store
Did a lot of research, and this one has all the features I wanted. Plus it's a quality brand, from a quality source, at a good price.
Brian B on Dec 9, 2018
It was suggested to me by a professional woodworker. My husband has a decent starter lathe. However, it never centers properly. Yes, he has made adjustments, spoke to a lot of people about it. We believe it is the machine isn't machined properly. That and he deserves an upgrade.
Kim F on Nov 9, 2018
Did a lot of research, and this one has all the features I wanted. Plus it's a quality brand, from a quality source, at a good price.
Brian B on Dec 9, 2018
My son wanted it
Sharon G on Nov 26, 2018
It was suggested to me by a professional woodworker. My husband has a decent starter lathe. However, it never centers properly. Yes, he has made adjustments, spoke to a lot of people about it. We believe it is the machine isn't machined properly. That and he deserves an upgrade.
Kim F on Nov 9, 2018
My son wanted it
Sharon G on Nov 26, 2018