|Item Weight||682 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||55 x 27 x 31 inches|
|Item model number||1352001|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Powermatic 1352001 Model 3520B 20x35-Inch Wood Lathe with RPM Digital Readout
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- Wood turning lathe with digital RPM readout, 20-inch swing, and 34-1/2-inches between center
- Powered by a 2-horsepower, 220-volt, variable speed motor
- Made of heavy-duty cast iron, Assembly required
- Accessories-include guard, tool rest, face plate, wrench, knockout rod and spindle lock
- 50x24x44-inches; Backed by 1-year warranty
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1352001 Features: -Lathe.-3520B. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 31'' H x 27'' W x 55'' D.
The Powermatic 3520B Woodworking Lathe retains all the features of classic Powermatic lathes--including a sliding headstock, electronic variable-speed control, and a spindle lock--plus some great innovations. To name just a few, a digital RPM readout makes it a snap to keep track of your speed, a redesigned tailstock offers internal storage, and a laser etched quill conveniently self ejects. With the 3520B, you'll get classic reliability and advanced technology--the best of both worlds to help you handle your most important jobs.
Controls and belt access are conveniently located on the front of the headstock.
The standard comparator mounts make turning sets of duplicate projects easy.
With wide-ranging capabilities, the Powermatic 3520B is ideal for both novice users and seasoned veterans. Incredibly adaptable, the Powermatic 3520B features a 20-inch swing and 34-1/2 inches between the centers to accommodate a huge range of project sizes.
For additional versatility, the included pin can be screwed into the spindle housing to provide up to 24 indexing positions for drilling hole patterns or routing flutes and other equally spaced decorative finishes.
Powerful Motor for High Torque
Driven by a two-horsepower, 220-volt, 6.2-amp, TEFC (totally enclosed fan-cooled) motor, the Powermatic 3520B offers plenty of muscle to get the job done. And because it's equipped with an inverter, the motor can operate with either a single-phase or three-phase input. The motor itself is three phase and receives a single-phase current from the inverter for high torque at low-end, maintenance-free operation.
And to help all that torque efficiently make its way to your workpiece, the motor delivers power through a pair of two-range, multi-groove pulleys that are connected by a durable poly V-belt to prevent surging.
Durable and Resistant to Vibration
Built with precisely machined, thick-walled iron castings, this 682-pound lathe is rigid and stable. It is exceptionally solid and effectively resists vibrations caused by out-of-balance workpieces--so you won't have to worry about bulky sandbags or weights.
Cleverly Designed Headstock for Easy Adjustments
A sliding headstock with electronic variable speed and digital RPM readout provides accurate speed adjustment. What's more, a spindle locking mechanism in the form of a spring-loaded button on the front of the headstock engages one of two locking detents (180-degrees apart) for installing and removing accessories that screw onto the 1-1/4-inch by 8 spindle threads.
Tailstock Includes Built-In Storage
To support large workpieces, the tailstock is made from heavy iron casting. For convenience, a compartment--complete with hinged access door--is built into the tailstock casting to store small often-used tools and equipment. For additional storage options, there's even an attached tool caddy for quick access to centers, wrenches, and more. To top it off, ergonomic chrome-tipped handwheels ensure a comfortable feel, and an optional dust assembly can travel with the toolrest to help maintain proper visibility of your workpiece.
The Powermatic 3520B is backed by a five-year warranty.
What's in the Box
One lathe bed with headstock, tailstock, and tool support base; two leg assemblies; one guard; one 14-inch tool support; one 13-inch face plate; one live center; a one-inch spur center; one index pin; one live center pin; one knockout rod; one face plate wrench; one tool caddy; four levelers; 12 socket hd.cap screws; 12 lock washers; 10 flat washers; two comparator centers; one comparator rear bracket with lock handle; owner's manual; and warranty card.
Based on precisely machined, thick-walled iron castings,
the Powermatic 3520B Lathe is both rigid and stable.
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Top customer reviews
I called the two main local wood working stores and they suggested I buy it due to the price; $500 off and free shipping at the time of my purchase. They said they could match the price but would have to charge me a few hundred bucks to get the 700 lb beast to my house.
It was delivered on time within their delivery window and the driver had a pallet jack so it was easily placed in the garage. Setup was easy but does require a second person at minimum to set it upright. Once in the final position I used a floor jack to slightly raise it and adjust the leveling feet. My final distance from the wall to the widest base point is 11" and 18" bed-to-wall which gives me plenty of tool swing room. I purchased the bed extension to give me additional room to slide the tail stock out of the way. I made a removable table that fits on the bed between the head and tail stock as an extra work bench when not using the lathe.
The power and speed options are great. The controls are easy to use and belt position changes are also very easy. There's a video online with Stuart Batty using this model in a demo. He doesn't recommend a movable head stock due to possible vibrations and needs to put a piece of paper between the head and bed. I'm nowhere near his league of craftsmanship and don't know the history of the one in the video. I cannot detect any vibration on mine when working very small pieces. I like the option to slide the head stock to the far right, drop the bed extension to the lower setting and work a large diameter bowl.
The big pieces are HEAVY. The lathe bed is ~ 200lbs ! The head stock is ~ 150 lbs. Each leg is ~ 85 lbs. The tail stock with out the duplicator hardware is ~ 46 lbs. The banjo with no tool rest is ~ 28 lbs. When you attach the legs to the lathe bed you now have a unit that weighs ~ 370 lbs. If you follow the directions and turn the lathe bed over and attach the legs, that means you need to lift that 370 lbs. to stand the lathe up. I installed block and tackle in the ceiling to help pick the unit up. Unless you are really in shape you will need help to put the head stock back on the lathe bed. Even if you are the hulk there is a difference between lifting 150 lbs. and controlling it. I had problems with the locking cam being stuck in a tilted position preventing it from sliding on to the lathe bed properly. With a second person to hold the back end of the head stock I was able to free the cam so the head stock would slide on properly.
Also remember the lathe does not come with a plug, you will need to get a 6-20 plug and attach it yourself or hire an electrician if you don't feel comfortable doing that.
When you get the lathe delivered make sure it is delivered with a truck that has a lift gate and a pallet jack to move it into your garage for example. As stated in the product description, the delivered box on a pallet weighs over 680lbs. In my case the truck did not show up on the scheduled day of delivery and I had to be around a second day to accept the lathe.
Update: I have installed the tail stock swing away and the lift lock & roll mobility system to the Powermatic. The mobility system is an absolute must if you plan on moving the thing for clean up or access to the back side. But note if you are a tall turner and expect to be able to extend the leveling feet to the max, you will be disappointed. The maximum you can extend is ~1.5" from the floor to the bottom of the lathe leg. The movement of the caster system runs out of range after that, i.e. the casters can't reach the floor.
The tail stock swing away works as advertised but is not as elegant a solution as the robust but it works. It adds ~4.5" to the lathe bed and a total of ~ 6" to the total length when the locking knob is included. Note: You can NOT do out board turning with swing away attached. Yes you can have the bed extension installed in the lower position at the same time but if you intend to do a large turning like a table top, the tail stock will still be in the way with it "swung out of the away".
There are a number of web sites and versions of the Powermatic manuals on line that have conflicting info on the Powermatic 3520b dimensions. The basic stand size is 50" by 24". With the head stock slid to the left where the left side of the head stock body lines up with the left side of the frame the motor extends ~12" beyond the frame. You can push the head stock a little further to the left before it runs into the stop post.
The 3520B has a spindle lock button with a slide to keep it engaged. I don't want to find out if it has interlocks on the motor if the spindle lock is left on. No words on this topic in the manual.
The unit comes with a power cord that is a couple inches over 6 feet long after you install a power plug.
The 3520B comes with a ON/OFF switch and a speed controller. With the speed controller turn all the way to the lowest setting the lathe stops. In general I am very happy with the lathe! I plan on installing an electrical box that holds the power socket and a 240V double pole switch to be able to turn power off when not being used. There are words in the manual that state the unit is susceptible to power spikes and the inverter could be damaged.