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2020 Buyer's Guide to CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine

Are you looking forward to DIY wood lathe plans or coming up with an idea to buy an affordable wood lathe for wood balusters, stair spindles, roman columns, baseball bats, wood bowls, wood cups, wood vases, table legs, chair legs, sofa legs, ottoman legs, furniture legs, beads, barrels, buddha heads, gourd pendants, wood pens, other wood arts and wood crafts? Check out the 2020 new wood turning lathe machine buyer's guide as follows, we'll offer you the best wood lathes of 2020 with custom wood lathe service to fit your woodturning projects, ideas and plans.

What is a Wood Lathe?

Wood lathe is a type of wood turning machine for popular woodworking. There are two types of wood lathe: hand held wood lathe and CNC wood lathe. CNC wood lathe is refer to a kind of woodworking power tool with Computer Numerical Control. Wood lathe is a woodturning tool that rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations, such as turning, cutting, sanding, broaching, carving, knurling, drilling, deformation or facing with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about an axis of rotation.

What is a Wood Lathe Used For?

Hand held wood lathe is mainly designed for craftsman and hobbyists. CNC wood lathe is widely used in industrial manufacturing applications, school education, small businesses, home business, small shop, home shop. Wood lathe is mainly used for cylindrical workpiece, bowl sharp, tubular sharp, baseball bats, stair spindles, wood balusters, roman columns, wood cups, wood bowls, wood vases, table legs, sofa legs, chair legs, ottoman legs, furniture legs, barrels, beads, gourd pendants, buddha heads, wood pens, other wood crafts and wood arts. You may call it as stair spindles turning lathe, wood balusters turning lathe, wood columns turning lathe, wood bowls turning lathe, wood crafts turning lathe, wood vases turning lathe, table legs turning lathe, baseball bats turning lathe. A CNC wood lathe is also known as computer numerical controlled wood lathe, computer-controlled wood lathe, C ad C wood lathe, CNC woodworking lathe, wood turning machine, wood lathe machine, wood turning lathe, wood turning tool, CNC wood turning lathe, CNC wood turning lathe machine, CNC wood lathe turning machine, CNC lathe machine, woodworking lathe machine, woodturning lathe machine.

How Does a Wood Lathe Machine Work?

CNC wood turning is a form of CNC woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe. CNC wood turning is different from most other forms of CNC woodworking in that the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it. Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by CNC wood lathe machine. A CNC wood turning lathe machine is also known as wood lathe, woodworking lathe, woodworking lathe machine, CNC wood lathe, CNC wood turning machine, CNC wood lathe machine, wood turning lathe, wood turning tool, CNC wood turning tool, wood turning machine, wood lathe machine, CNC lathe for wood, CNC lathe machine for wood.

There are two distinct methods of CNC wood turning: spindle turning and bowl or faceplate turning. Their key difference is in the orientation of the wood grain, relative to the axis of the lathe. This variation in orientation changes the tools and techniques used. In spindle turning, the grain runs lengthways along the lathe bed, as if a log was mounted in the lathe. Grain is thus always perpendicular to the direction of rotation under the tool. In bowl turning, the grain runs at right angles to the axis, as if a plank were mounted across the chuck. When a bowl blank rotates, the angle that the grain makes with the cutting tool continually changes between the easy cuts of lengthways and downwards across the grain to two places per rotation where the tool is cutting across the grain and even upwards across it. This varying grain angle limits some of the tools that may be used and requires additional skill in order to cope with it.

In spindle turning, the wood is fixed between 2 points. The spur center digs into the wood and is powered by a motor. The other, a hard center or a live center may be a point or set of points in the tail-stock. In face plate turning, the wood is secured with screws to a faceplate or in a chuck or jig. the tail stock and a center may also be used for added support on large pieces with a faceplate. Most bowls, platters and many vessels are face plate turned, while pens, furniture legs, spindles, and some vessels are spindle turned. The method used may differ depending on the shape of the blank and the technique of the turner, and both methods may be used on the same piece.

When wood is cut in such a way that the fibre being cut is not supported by the fibre below it, it tends to separate and tear. This "tear out" exhibits a rough, highly damaged looking surface texture and greatly reduces the value of any product exhibiting it. The direction of cut is different in spindle turning and faceplate turning because cutting in the wrong direction can cause tear out. Spindle turning cuts are made from high points toward the axis on the outside of the piece, and from the axis toward the outside when hollowing. When faceplate turning, the opposite applies.

Technical Parameters

BrandSTYLECNC
ModelSTL0410, STL0810, STL1512, STL1516, STL1530, STL2030, STL2530
Max Turning Length3000mm
Max Turning Diameter300mm
Maximum Feed Rate2000mm/min
Minimum Setting Unit0.1mm
Air Pressure0.6-0.8Mpa
Price Range$2,800.00 - $11,180.00
Main Shaft Rotating Speed0-3000r/min
Transimission TypeBallscrew for X/Z axis, Gear for Y axis
How Much Does a Wood Lathe Machine Cost?

The wood lathe cost all depends on the machine configurations, inlcuding axis, spindles, blades, cutters, power supply, control system, driving system, other hardwares and softwares. The final price range of CNC wood turning lathe machine is from $2800.00 to $11180.00. If you want to buy overseas, the final price need to add the fee of tax, customs clearance and shipping costs.

What are the Safety Rules for Wood Lathe?

1. After the wood is clamped, you must turn the chuck to correct it by hand, check whether the top screws of the knife rod and knife holder are firm, and then turn on the power to test.
2. For long materials over 100mm, the top of the tailstock must be used to secure it when processing.
3. When installing the tool, the length of the tool bar protruding from the tool holder should be shorter than 50mm. The shank must be 150mm long. When processing large workpieces (500mm in diameter or more), the tool must be fixed on the tool holder, and the turning tool must be clamped firmly.
4. small workpieces with knots, no cutting is allowed, when the workpieces with knots are not allowed to drive fast, wood and other hard things must be removed in time, otherwise processing is not allowed.
5. For turning irregular wood with edges and corners, first use a fixed turning tool to remove the corners, and then use the turning for fine processing.
6. When turning the first tool, the feed amount should be small. When polishing with abrasive cloth or sandpaper, the right hand must be in front and the left hand should be at the back.
7. When turning glue-bonded wood, it must be left for 24 hours before processing on a lathe.
8. The speed of woodworking lathes depends on the size and material of the workpiece. It should not be too fast to prevent flying out and hurting people.

Is a Wood Lathe Machine Easy to Use for a Beginner?

We helped a lot of beginners in wood turning lathe machines, if you have a basic knowledge of computers and are willing to spend a little time on learning, it is not too hard. When you ordered a wood lathe from STYLECNC, we will send the user manual and operating videos to you, you can also get the 24/7 free online woodturning service by calling, email, whatsapp, livechat or remote desktop with teamviewer.

How to Pay for a Wood Turning Lathe Machine?

You can pay via: 1. TT (Telegraphic Transfer) is the method of payment by electronic transfer of funds from one bank account to another. Telegraphic transfer is a fast nature of the transaction, which can be complete within two to four business days. 2. e-Checking is available to buyers with checking accounts from any bank in the United States. 3. Credit card payments with Visa or Mastercard are supported.

How to Ship a Wood Turning Lathe Machine?

All the wood turning lathes can be shipped worldwide by sea, by air or by international express logistics via DHL, FEDEX, UPS. You are welcome to get a free quotation by filling up the form with name, email, detailed address, product and requirements, we will shortly contact you with the full information including the most suitable delivery method (fast, secure, discreet) and freight. A CNC machine firstly should be packaged well in a free-fumigation wooden crate. Usually, we deliver the machine by ship, sometimes, as customer's requirements, we can also deliver by air or by train. When the machine arrived at your sea port or destination, you can pick up with the bill of lading we offered. We can also arrange the cargo agent to send to your door.

How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Wood Lathe?

You are welcome to get a free quotation by filling up the form with name, email, detailed address, product and requirements, we'll estimate the shipping cost for your wood turning machine. Please note, customs fees and additional fees may apply for international shipments. Contact your local customs office for more information. If you want to get the final price, please contact us to get a free quotation, we'll calculate the final price of the required wood turning machine.

How to Choose a Wood Lathe Machine Manufacturer?

STYLECNC is a guaranteed wood lathe machine manufacturer, supplier and seller. STYLECNC provides all kinds of best wood lathes for sale to fit your woodworking requirements. STYLECNC's CNC wood lathes are equipped with: Genuine CNC woodturning software and system, the best original wood turning lathe kits, bits, parts and tools. STYLECNC offers cost price for your CNC wood turning plans without any intermediate. You will get the best CNC lathe machines for wood with the affordable price from us. STYLECNC also offers all-round smart 2D/3D woodturning solutions, 24/7 one-to-one free wood turning service and support, which is available free.

Do You Have Service and Support for Wood Lathe Machines?

As a professional wood lathe machine manufacturer and supplier, STYLECNC will supply all machines with training video and user's manual in English for installing, operation, maintenance and trouble-shooting, and shall give technical guide by remote, such as TeamViewer, E-mail, Telephone, Mobile, Whatsapp, Skype, 24/7 online chat, and so on, when you meet some problems of installation, operation or adjusting. You can come to our factory for training. We will offer professional guidance, direct and effective face-to-face training. Here we have assembled equipment, all sorts of tools and testing facility. Training Time: 3~5 days. Our engineer will do a door-to-door instruction training service at your local site. We need your help to handle visa procedures, pre-paid travel and accommodation for us during the issuance of business travel and services.

Do You Have Warranty for Wood Lathe Machines?

As a top wood lathe machine brand in the world, STYLECNC promise: 1. 1-3 years for the whole machine. 2. Long life-time maintenance, after-sale department will offer 24/7 English online support. 3. Except the damage artificially, we are responsible for offering the fittings free of charge during warranty. 4. After the warranty period expired, you only need to pay the actual maintenance cost. 5. Certificate support: CE, FDA, SGS.

Do you have Customization Service for Wood Turning Lathes?

Usually, we will manufacture wood turning lathe machines as our common design. We have a broad range of capabilities and manufacturing strengths, which makes it possible for STYLECNC to customize our existing products for custom and OEM customers. 1. Turning sizes could be customized designs. 2. Logos could be customized as your requirements. 3. Colors could be customized as your requirements. 4. Special configurations could be customer-oriented designing.

How to Buy a Wood Lathe Machine?

1. Consult:
We will recommend the most suitable CNC lathe machine for wood to you after being informed by your requirements.
2. Quotation:
We will offer you with our detail quotation according to the consulted woodworking lathe machine. You will get the most suitable woodworking lathe specifications, the best woodturning lathe machine accessories and the affordable price.
3. Process Evaluation:
Both sides carefully evaluate and discuss all the details (technical parameters, specifications and business terms) of the order to exclude any misunderstanding.
4. Placing Order:
If you have no doubt, we will send you the PI (Proforma Invoice), and then we will sign a contract with you.
5. Production:
We will arrange the CNC lathe machine production as soon as receiving your signed sales contract and deposit. The latest news about production will be updated and informed to the CNC wood lathe buyer during the production.
6. Quality Control:
The whole production procedure will be under regular inspection and strict quality control. The complete wood turning machine will be tested to make sure they can work well before out of factory.
7. Delivery:
We will arrange the delivery as the terms in the contract after the confirmation by the wood turning lathe buyer.
8. Custom Clearance:
We will supply and deliver all the necessary shipping documents to the wood lathe buyer and ensure a smooth customs clearance.
9. Support and Service:
We will offer professional technical support and free woodturning service by Phone, Email, Skype, WhatsApp, Online Live Chat, Remote Service. We also have door-to-door service in some areas.

How to Maintain a CNC Wood Lathe?

CNC wood lathe is the most important processing equipment in the wood processing industry. Its high processing efficiency, high precision, cost saving and other characteristics have brought good economic benefits to the enterprise. However, it is necessary to do a good job of maintenance and maintenance during use to ensure that the lathe can successfully complete processing operations and extend the service life.
1. The new lathe should be inspected once every 10 days to avoid loosening of the screws during the running-in process. Tighten them in time if they become loose, and check them regularly afterwards.
2. Wood flour should be cleaned once every 2 hours of work.
3. Every 10-15 days of work, the spindle bearing should be filled with oil. Especially the sliding guide should pay special attention to refueling on schedule.
4. Every 10-15 days of work should be replenished with the tool post bearing.
5. Check the lubrication of the ball screw end bearing every 30 days.
6. After the new V-belt has been working for three months, it should be checked for wear. When the V-belt is too loose, use the motor fixing plate to adjust the tightness of the V-belt.
7. The dust cover plays the role of both dust prevention and safety, and must not be removed casually.


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CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machines for Sale

(12 Items)

Mini Desktop Wood Lathe for Wood Arts and Crafts Turning

Model: STL0410

$2800.00 - $3000.00

 4.9/5 - 55 votes

Mini desktop wood lathe is used for craftsman to make wood arts and crafts turning works, such as wood beads, wood bowls, wood cups, wood pens, buddha heads, etc. Now the best desktop mini wood lathe for sale at low price.

Small Wood Lathe for Woodturning - Popular Woodworking Power Tools

Model: STL0810-2

$4980.00 - $5180.00

 4.9/5 - 131 votes

Small wood lathe is a kind of popular woodworking power tool with woodturning blades instead of handheld woodturning tools for wood balusters, stair spindles, baseball bats, roman columns, wood bowls, wood vases, wood cups, table legs, sofa legs, chair legs, ottoman legs, barrels, beads, gourd pendants, buddha heads, wood arts and wood crafts. The small wood lathe is mainly used for craftsman, school education, hobbyists, small business, small shop, home business and home shop.

2020 Best CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine for Bowls, Vases, Goblets, Cups

Model: STL1530

$5980.00 - $6980.00

 4.8/5 - 36 votes

2020 best CNC wood turning lathe machine is a used for bowl sharps, vases, goblets, cups, mugs, table legs, baseball bats, wood crafts and various cylindrical woodturning projects. Now the best wood lathe for sale at an affordable price.

New Design Automatic CNC Wood Lathe Machine for Sale

Model: STL1516-2S2

$7480.00 - $7880.00

 4.9/5 - 9 votes

New design automatic CNC wood lathe machine is equipped with double axis for turning staircases, stairway balusters, stairway newel posts, table legs, chair legs, bed rails, baseball bats, etc. Now the wood lathe for sale at low price.

Full Automatic Feeding CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine

Model: STL1530-A

$5980.00 - $7780.00

 4.9/5 - 90 votes

Full automatic feeding CNC wood turning lathe machine is suitable for mass production with same turning designs, the CNC wood lathe machine can automatic loading raw timber, automatic centering, automatic turning according to the CNC program, saving time and labor to improve the working efficiency.

Double Axis Automatic CNC Wood Lathe for Baseball Bats

Model: STL1516-2

$6280.00 - $7680.00

 4.8/5 - 62 votes

Double axis automatic CNC wood lathe is designed for cylindrical workpiece, tubular sharp and vehicle wood crafts such as baseball bats, pillar, staircase columns, roman columns, general columns, table legs, chair legs, etc.

3 Axis Wood Lathe Machine for Custom Wood Turning

Model: STL1512-3S3

$8580.00 - $9080.00

 4.8/5 - 15 votes

3 axis wood lathe machine with three turning axis, which can turn 3 pieces wood columns with maximum 120mm diameter and 1500mm length at the same time. The 3 axis wood turning lathe machine processing length can be customized to 2000mm, 2500mm or 3000mm.

4 Axis CNC Wood Lathe for 3D Turning, Carving and Broaching

Model: STL2530-S4

$8880.00 - $10180.00

 4.8/5 - 26 votes

4 axis CNC wood lathe is not only used for 3D turning and broaching, but also used for 3D carving and cutting patterns with the additional spindle, now the best 4 axis CNC wood lathe for sale at affordable price.

Power Wood Lathe Machine for Custom Woodworking

Model: STL1530-S

$6980.00 - $7680.00

 4.8/5 - 37 votes

Power wood lathe machine for woodworking with single spindle and double cutters is designed for craftsman, small business or industrial production, the power wood lathe machine is mainly used for turning the complex shape of wood cylinders or semi-finished wood products.

ATC CNC Wood Lathe with Automatic Tool Changer

Model: STL2530-ATC

$9180.00 - $11180.00

 4.8/5 - 37 votes

ATC CNC wood lathe adopts automatic tool changer system and 4th axis, the 4 axis ATC CNC wood lathe is widely used for 3D turning and carving roman columns, table legs, sofa feet, baseball bats, wood bowls, vases, etc.

Industrial Wood Turning Lathe Machine for Table Legs, Stair Balusters and Spindles

Model: STL1516-2S1

$6280.00 - $7480.00

 4.9/5 - 56 votes

Industrial wood turning lathe machine with CNC controller is designed for table legs, stair balusters, stair spindles, staircase columns, roman columns, bowl sharps, tubular sharps, vehicle wood crafts, general columns, baseball bats, sofa legs or chair legs.

Affordable Wood CNC Lathe Machine for Sale

Model: STL2030-S

$7380.00 - $8080.00

 4.9/5 - 51 votes

Affordable wood CNC lathe machine is used for turning complex shape of rotary or semi-finished wood products, such as staircase column, cylindrical, conical, curved, spherical, etc. Now the CNC wood lathe machine for sale at affordable price.

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CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine Videos

Mini Wood Lathe for Beginners - Setup, Installation and Demonstration
Mini Wood Lathe for Beginners - Setup, Installation and Demonstration

Mar 30, 2020

This is a video of mini wood lathe setup, installation and demonstration for beginners, which is the best woodturning tools for popular woodworking.

STL1516 CNC Wood Lathe Machine with Double Axis and Four Blades
STL1516 CNC Wood Lathe Machine with Double Axis and Four Blades

Jan 07, 2020

​STL1516 CNC wood lathe machine with double axis and four blades, which can process two pieces of wood project one time. we also have single axis and three axis for you.

CNC Lathe Turning Machine for Round Wood Machining
CNC Lathe Turning Machine for Round Wood Machining

Jan 07, 2020

CNC lathe and turning machine mainly used for various cylindrical workpieces, bowl sharp, stairway balusters, stairway newel posts, etc

How to Make Wooden Furniture Legs by Wood Lathe?
How to Make Wooden Furniture Legs by Wood Lathe?

Nov 29, 2019

How to use wood lathe to make wooden furniture legs and furniture feet? including table legs, chair legs, cabinet feet, round bun feet, square bun feet, ogee feet, sofa legs, queen anne legs.

Small CNC Wood Lathe for Dual Woodturning
Small CNC Wood Lathe for Dual Woodturning

Aug 27, 2019

STL0810-2 small wood lathe is one new designed mini wood lathe with CNC system for customers with limited space in workshop, it features all the functions for wood turning of stair handrail, vase, bowl, baseball bats, wood crafts, etc.

A guide to buy an affordable CNC wood turning lathe machine
A guide to buy an affordable CNC wood turning lathe machine

Mar 13, 2019

This video will show you what is a CNC wood turning lathe machine? How does a CNC wood lathe machine works? How to find and buy an affordable CNC wood lathe machine?

CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine Projects

Wood Lathe for Table Legs Turning Projects
Wood Lathe for Table Legs Turning Projects

Jan 07, 2020

Find the best wood lathe machine turning projects for dining table legs, end table legs, coffee table legs and kitchen table legs, as a good reference to buy a suitable CNC wood lathe.

CNC Wood Lathe Turning Staircase Pillar Projects
CNC Wood Lathe Turning Staircase Pillar Projects

Jan 07, 2020

Wood handrails, wood staircase pillars, wood staircase railings, wood stair columns, wood stairs turning projects by CNC wood lathe machines from STYLECNC, including STL1530, STL1516-2 and STL1530-S with spindle for carving as option.

CNC Wood Bowl Lathe Projects by CNC wood Lathe Machine
CNC Wood Bowl Lathe Projects by CNC wood Lathe Machine

Jan 07, 2020

CNC wood turning lathe is suitable for various projects such as cylindrical workpiece, bowl sharp, tubular sharp and vehicle wood crafts.

Wooden Columns Making by CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine
Wooden Columns Making by CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine

Dec 20, 2019

CNC wood turning lathe machine is suitable for various staircase column, roman column, general column, children's bed column, table legs and other wooden columns, etc.

CNC Wood Lathe Applications and Samples
CNC Wood Lathe Applications and Samples

Dec 20, 2019

CNC wood lathe is used for various cylindrical workpiece, bowl sharp, tubular sharp and vehicle wood crafts, such as various staircase column, roman column, general column, tables or chairs legs, washstand, wooden vase, etc.

Wooden Vase, Wooden Bowl CNC Turning Lathe
Wooden Vase, Wooden Bowl CNC Turning Lathe

Dec 19, 2019

Find free wooden vases, wooden bowls turning projects by CNC wood lathe machine from STYLECNC, which will be a good reference to buy the best woodturning tools for your woodworking projects.

CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine Stories

2 Best Wood Turning Lathe Machines for UK Industrial Production
2 Best Wood Turning Lathe Machines for UK Industrial Production
Aug 28, 2019

Our client from UK ordered 2 best CNC wood turning lathe machines for industrial production, now the 2 wood lathe machines are ready for delivery to the United Kingdom.

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    CNC Wood turning lathe STL1530-S is ready for delivery to Turkey
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    CNC Wood Lathe Turning Operation
  • STL1516 CNC wood turning lathe machine is ready to be shipped to Argentina
    STL1516 CNC wood turning lathe machine is ready to be shipped to Argentina
  • A comparison of CNC wood lathe and traditional wood lathe with hand-held tools
    A comparison of CNC wood lathe and traditional wood lathe with hand-held tools
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    12 Most Common CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine Problems and Solutions
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    A Guide to Buy a Right CNC Wood Lathe Machine?
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    1st CNC wood lathe from China
  • The Best CNC Wood Lathe Machine for USA in 2019
    The Best CNC Wood Lathe Machine for USA in 2019
  • New CNC wood lathe is ready for delivery to Romania
    New CNC wood lathe is ready for delivery to Romania
  • Big size CNC wood lathe with spindle for carving
    Big size CNC wood lathe with spindle for carving

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