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Rivolver 16" x 24" Vari-Speed Wood Lathe

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Original price $2,399.95 - Original price $2,399.95
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$2,399.95 - $2,399.95
Current price $2,399.95
The Rivolver CWI-WL625 is our newest mid-size floor model wood lathe ideal for educational applications and creative woodturners looking for more stability and abilities in a wood lathe.  The CWI-WL625 offers excellent power, convenient options, very advanced features, all in an upsized 16” x 24” wood turning capacity. This very heavy-duty mid-size wood lathe is designed to take your woodturning projects to new heights with bigger power, larger bowl turning abilities and more convenience. Crafted with precision engineering and packed with very advanced features and additional options, this lathe is truly in a league of its own. While the CWI-WL625 is ideal for turning pens, goblets, and other small projects, but it really shines with its bowl turning capacities with the rotating headstock. Users can get even more capacity for bowls or long spindles with the optional 24” bed extension. The bed extension has two mounting options, directly on the end of the main cast bed for a 47” spindle capacity, or mounted to the cast iron stand allowing up to 28” bowl capacity. This heavy-duty cast-iron stand also allows for user-made shelving for storing tools. This very advanced cast iron machine, at 387 pounds, is a work horse allowing users to reach the next level in turning.
1500-Watt 220 Volt Motor
The Rivolver CWI-WL625 is powered by 5.3-amp, 1500 watt (2 HP) three phase industrial motor controlled by an advanced computerized inverter system that converts the three-phase power motor to run on single-phase power. This very advanced inverter system also provides variable speed and extremely strong torque control. The CWI-WL625 offers two speed ranges, infinitely variable from 0 to 1350 rpm and 0 to 3000 rpm, all without losing torque. This means even at the lowest speeds this lathe still provides tremendous vibration free control and power.
Enhanced Control Systems
The Rivolver CWI-WL625 offers a very advanced portable controller which allows for stop/start functions, simple, smooth variable speed adjustments as well as forward reverse functions with the flip of a switch. The controller is tied into the power box of the machine with a long flexible cord and a magnetic backing to allow the user to place the control in any convenient position while operating the machine, for fast simple adjustments at the tip of your fingers. Great for working on the front or back sides of the machine for special operations. There is also a digital speed display, so you always know the speed you need.
Simple Speed Changes
The CWI-WL625 utilizes a flat ribbed poly belt to transfer all that power to the spindle of the machine. To change between speeds simply unlock the robust adjustment handle and release the tension on the belt to move it to the second set of precision pulley sizes.
The CWI-WL625 also features a robust and accurate indexing pully on the spindle assembly for specialized projects like fluting. Simply slide the indexing pin through the cast iron head into any one of the 36 indexing positions.
Compact Design
With a swing over the bed of 16” and a standard spindle capacity at 24”, this lathe offers more possibilities, in a larger range of projects to be accomplished. One unique feature of this lathe is the rotatable head stock and the included sideways tool rest extender.  By rotating the headstock to an angle, you can increase the size of bowl turning capacity with use of the sideways tool rest extender to reach deep into your bowl or vase.  No extra parts are required. To reach even more capacity Rivolver offers an optional 24” cast iron extension. Mounted to the end of the existing bed, the spindle length tis increased to 47”. Mounted to the stand on either end of the machine the bowl capacity is increased to almost 28”. A tool rest height extender is included with the CWI-WL625-EX 24” cast extension.
Versatile Drive System
The headstock on the CWI-WL625 is a standard 1” x 8 TPI external thread with a #2 morse taper spindle inside. These standard sizes easily allow for many standard faceplates, chucks, and centers.  The tailstock also allows for #2 morse taper accessories. Included on both headstock and tailstock are convenient metal handwheels for simple tooling changes and mounting of the work piece.
Included Accessories
The Rivolver CWI-WL625 comes complete with a cast iron 6” faceplate, #2 Morse Taper four prong drive spindle, precision ball bearing driven center and a heavy duty 8” tool rest with 1” post. The tool rest is specially designed with a hardened steel rod, laser welded to the cast iron rest for extreme life expectancy and smoothness of use. The 1” precision ground steel post is threaded into the cast iron rest with an M10 thread making the post replaceable. Rivolver offers these special designed tool rests in optional 4” to 12” sizes and posts in 1” or 5/8” diameter to fit many different wood lathes on the market today. Also included is a convenient tool holder for wrenches, centers, knock out bar (etc.) mounted to the end of the bed.
There are several Rivolver options available for this lathe including four jaw woodturning chucks, 24” cast iron bed extension, 3”-6” face plate sizes, drill chucks both keyed and keyless and 4” to 12” precision tool rests. For this model we recommend our CWI-WLC3.75 four jaw chuck or the full woodturners kit, CWI-WLC3.75-KT, which includes the chuck and many accessories for most any project you might consider on this lathe. The Rivolver CWI-WL625 is a very robust mid-size wood lathe is truly a versatile machine in a space saving package, still allows the user to tackle many creative projects. More features, more performance, more options and amazingly smooth. A pleasure to use for any woodturner. Specifications:
  • Motor 1500 Watt (2 HP) 220 Volt 5.3 Amp Single Phase with Computerized Control
  • High Torque Variable Speed in Two Ranges 0-1350/ 0-3000 RPM
  • Electronic Digital Speed Read Out
  • Moveable Magnetic Controller for Operator Convenience
  • Forward and Reverse Rotations
  • Cast Iron Headstock with 36 Position Indexing
  • Rotatable Headstock for Increased Bowl capacity
  • Metal Handwheels on both Headstock and Tailstock
  • Spindle Thread 1” x 8 TPI
  • Morse Taper Spindle #2 Headstock
  • Precision Cast Iron 8” Tool Rest with hardened steel laser welded rolled edge
  • Replaceable precision ground steel Tool Rest 1” Post
  • Tool Rest Sideways Extension for increased bowl work
  • Morse Taper Spindle #2 Tailstock
  • Swing Over Bed 16"
  • Distance Between Centers 24"
  • Spindle Thread 1” x 8 TPI
  • Cast Iron Face plate 6”
  • Four Prong Drive Center #2 MT
  • Precision Ball Bearing Live Center #2 MT
  • Floor Space 53" x 20" x 48”
  • Shipping Size 45" x 23" x 22"
  • Machine Weight 387 lbs (176 kg)
  • Shipping Weight 453 lbs (206 kg)
  • CWI-WL625-EX 24” Cast Iron Extension bed
  • CWI-WLC3.75 Four Jaw 3.75” Lathe Chuck
  • CWI-WLC3.75-KT Four Jaw 3.75” Lathe Chuck with carry case and many turning accessories.