Tool Test: Oneway’s 1224 Lathe Offers Increased Capacity

By Steve Shanesy
Page: 26

From the August 2005 issue #149
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For turners who dream of owning a Oneway lathe, the model 1224 is a good way to make that dream a reality. While it’s not the least expensive Oneway, its additional capacity (for only about $200 more than the smaller 1018) makes the choice a no-brainer.

The 1018, with 10″ swing and 18″ between centers, is in the mini-lathe category even though in every respect other than capacity it’s in a class by itself. The 1224, with a 12″ swing and 24″ between centers, sufficiently increases capacity to satisfy all but the more serious bowl turners. We do wish the between-centers capacity were 6″ more to handle standard table leg lengths. A 24″ bed extension is available for an extra $275.

From the August 2005 issue #149
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