Oneway’s new 1224 lathe costs $1,850. That’s a lot of dough,but for the money, you get the stability and slow-speed power that’s necessary to turn large, heavy bowls.
The 1224 weighs close to 300 lb.,has a 12-1/2-in. swing for bowls and 24-in. between centers for spindles.If you want to turn dining table legs, you’ll have to add the optional bed extension ($240).
The 1224 is a compact powerhouse, quiet and smooth-running throughout its two speed ranges, 0-2,000 rpm and 0-4,000 rpm.Power is supplied by a constant-torque 1-hp motor, coupled to an electronic 110-volt AC variable-speed inverter with dynamic braking.The postmounted control box can be positioned at either end of the lathe, for convenience and safety.
The 1224 distinguishes itself with several other outstanding features:
• high-quality electronics
• user-friendly lock mechanisms on the tailstock and toolrest
• a stainless-steel tool rest (it won’t rust and is virtually impossible to break)
• a top-quality live center
• a machined-steel faceplate
• a heavy-duty stand
• bed extension (a $240 option) increases spindle capacity to 48 in.