|Item Weight||91.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||33.8 x 18 x 11.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||70-100|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5 Year Warranty|
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RIKON 70-100 12-by-16-Inch Mini Lathe
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- Easy Access Speed Change: Provides ample room to change speeds quickly
- Self Ejecting Tail Stock: No need to use the knock-out bar to remove the center
- Laser engraved ram with 2-1/2-Inch travel
- Ability to Add Multiple Extensions
- 1/2HP Motor
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Powerful mini lathe has 12-position index for accurate work; its compact design allows it to fit in tight spaces. View larger.
Lock the wood in multiple positions for better accuracy in detail work.
The RIKON Mini Lathe features the largest capacity in the industry, and with options for multiple extensions, it allows you to work with larger pieces. With 12 inches over the bed and 16 inches between centers, the RIKON Mini Lathe gives you space to do your work while maintaining a low profile on your workbench.
Change Speeds Quickly and Easily
With the easy-access speed change feature, the Mini Lathe lets you quickly change speeds--from 430 to 810, 1,230, 1,810, 2,670, and 3,900. An access cover opens up to give you room to adjust the drive belt, and it features a handy chart for determining spindle speed. A conveniently located and easy-to-use locking arm and tension-release lever are also used when adjusting the speed.
Indexing Head for Detail Work
Unique to the RIKON Mini lathe, a 12-position indexing head allows you to lock the work piece in multiple positions for improved accuracy in detail work. You can easily perform detailed pattern work on projects such as straight fluting, grooving, drilling, layout, and more. The 12-position indexing head also allows the spindle to be locked in place for easy removal of face plates, chucks, and other accessories.
Self-Ejecting Tail Stock Saves Time
Since you won't need to use the knock-out bar to remove the center, you can save time and reduce frustration with the RIKON Mini Lathe self-ejecting tail stock. With a ram that can travel up to 2-1/2 inches, the tail stock can also be moved along the lathe bed by loosening the locking lever and then relocking it in the desired position.
User-Friendly Features Offer Convenience
Several convenient features make the RIKON Mini Lathe easy to use, such as a flip-up handle for mobility, a nylon face plate washer that prevents accessories from sticking to the spindle, and a tool holder near the back of the machine that gives you easy access to your centers and knockout bars.
Accessory Options for Versatility
With several accessories available to customize the RIKON Mini Lathe, you can tailor this machine to fit your needs. You have the ability to add multiple extensions, use differently sized tool rests and face plates, and you can mount the RIKON to a stand that adjusts to your working height.
The RIKON 70-100 12-by-16-Inch Mini Lathe is backed by a manufacturer's two-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
RIKON 70-100 12-by-16-Inch Mini Lathe, knockout bar, adjustment wrench, 8-inch tool rest, live center, spur center, spindle lock assembly, knockout bar for live center pointer, tool holder, pan head screw, and owner's manual.
Mini lathe is ideal for fluting, grooving, drilling, layout, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
Everything looked great and I'm thinking to myself "I'm feeling pretty good about getting this lathe vs. the jet 12x20" but then I see that the manual and the tool rest are missing (what a bummer, I had wood ready to turn and all)! So, Im not concerned about the manual but a tool rest would have been great!
I really hope to update this post with good info about Rikon's customer service and I hope they correct the problem very fast (Im thinking 5 star product once I get as chance to use it). Until then, I can't even get started and therefore have no review about how well it works. Otherwise, spurs line up perfect (and I mean PERFECT), motor runs smooth and quiet and everything looks/feels great.
UPDATE: I received the 8" tool rest and the manual within 4 days. In the meantime I had bought a curved tool rest and turned two bowls which verified my initial thought about this lathe ... it's fantastic, 5 stars all the way. The locking arm that holds the tool rest is machined a bit loose however it has not stripped out and I don't think it will anytime soon. All in all this is a well made machine for the money and it turns out Rikon customer service is very good also.
I have contacted Rikon twice on this issue, twice by email, once by phone. I was told in an email that replacement parts to repair the lathe would be sent. I sent a second email because I heard nothing else, and have as yet not received any parts. So I called, the woman told me she would call me back as soon as she spoke to the person who I had emailed. I still haven't heard anything back. I waited to give this lathe a review because in all fairness it is a good starter lathe or a great lathe for small projects. It runs smoothly and it is a joy to use with the exception of the above mentioned cons,
but I am very disappointed by the lack of support. I own a rikon bandsaw as well as this lathe but because of this lack of support will look elsewhere for future purchases. Whether it was my own fault for over-tightening the tailstock or it was just a weak retainer clip I am unable to use my lathe. I would be happy to pay for replacement parts as well, if someone would just contact me.
It was bigger then I expected, the price was great, the range of speed was good, and the power is pretty awesome too.
My complaint is that the way you change speeds is by moving the motor up and loosening the pulley, moving the belt up or down the pulley's lowering the motor to re tighten the pulley and secure. It takes enough time to notice and if you're doing a lot of changing gets tedious. However, if what you are looking for is a wide range of good specs, this is the biggest inconvenience I found with the design of the lathe itself and everything else works just perfect.
Other complaints not having to do with the design of the product:
The shipping box I received it in had holes and had been thrown and dropped, I had read previous complaints that this happens and sure enough the problem still exists. When I received the box, it was delivered upside down with no indication on which side was up, so my lathe was sitting feet up and resting on the plastic cover that covers the pulleys (now the cover is bent) but besides that, the lathe was so heavy and sturdy that I plugged it in and it ran perfect first try. just know that the shipping company doesn't care to lug your stuff around for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned this lathe for at least 5 years and it has performed flawlessly. I have turned some very heavy large pieces and have had no problems. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Crowwing
I've only turned pens so far, so keep that in mind. I've really enjoyed the lathe. I have had no issues other than the fact that wood turning as a hobby is so stinking expensive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. R. McDowell
After taking a pen turning class I was bitten by the turning bug, did a lot of research and decided this lathe offered everything I was looking for. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roger L. Wilson
This is my second lathe and it's been working great.
All the parts were in the box. The headstock and tailstock
line up perfectly and it runs very smoth and quiet. Read more
...it's gotta be in the top 2 or 3! Bought this to replace a tired & well used but no longer working JET mini lathe. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lance Alligood
This is my introductory lathe. It's everything I was looking for and then some. I have a lot to learn about using it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Todd A. Yarnes
Besides half of the lathe not in the box when opened it looks nice and heavy duty.Published 7 months ago by Cody Garn
When I first started to use this I wasn't too sure about it.. seemed like it didn't have a lot of power to it, but then I opened the belt housing and noticed the belt was pretty... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Catherine Cobb