Vicmarc VL240HD lathe

The VL240 ASM Heavy Duty Lathe has a swivel head feature which allows for the headstock to turn its normal straight position out to 90 degrees. There are four individual pin-lock positions at increments of 0, 30, 60, 90 degrees which aid in turner comfort when turning inside vessels and bowls. It has an accurate locking feature which ensures that the lathe will return to perfect zero position. The VL240 has a very solid cast iron construction.

The VL240 ASM EVS Heavy Duty now features the fully enclosed stand including the full length signature Red Stop Bar.

The VL240 has an electronic variable speed drive that gives up to 200% torque on low RPM with a powerful 1.5kW (2HP) motor.

The lathe is mounted on an adjustable stand which is made from 5mm thick plate steel.  It has been designed with a 700mm wide footprint for stability and rigidity and the adjustable legs allow you to customize the height. The stand also features wood shaving discharge chute and a knee stop bar.

The VL240 lathe motor and headstock are fitted with 3 step pulleys which provide 3 ratios 1:1 for small to medium size work; 1:1.5 for medium to large work; and 1:3.2 for large work. For extra torque, simply change the Poly V Belt ratio to 1:3.2. Digital speed readout located on the headstock displays the actual spindle RPM regardless of which ratio the belt is positioned on. Another great feature on this lathe is the indexing pin safety switch. This prevents accidental start-up whilst the indexing pin is engaged, preventing belt damage.


Detail Feature
Centre Height 240mm
Swing over bed 490mm
Distance between centres 580mm
Work Height (Stand Bottom to spindle centre) 1065-1340mm
Indexing holes 24
Headstock & Tailstock spindle No. 2 MT
Spindle Bearings Taper Roller 
EVS 10 - 3000rpm 3 Speeds
Toolrest Post Diameter 30mm
Hole Through Headstock Spindle 15mm
Hole Through Tailstock Spindle 10.5mm
Quill Travel 75mm
Net Weight 299kg
Length x Width x Height (mm) 1270x710x1280