The Sherline Mini Lathe is perfect for miniature to small turned parts and projects such as pens, yoyos, model car wheels, etc. This lathe can be used for metal, plastic, and wood cutting, though you may find it difficult to use with harder metals such as stainless steels due to its small size. The lathe features a digital readout with 0.0005″ resolution that displays the position of the both the X and Y axes as well as the motor speed in RPM.
Note: To use this machine, you will need to have taken the 1 hour Certification Course that covers the following:
- An Introduction to the Sherline Mini Lathe components
- Demo of safe setup and operation
- Student must successfully setup the machine from scratch and make several cuts to pass the class