Lathes (Wood & Metal) Reviews & How-To Guides

A wood or metal lathe allows you to craft amazing pieces of art – from pens to furniture. 

You can use a lathe to shape pieces of wood (and other materials) by causing the work piece to be held and rotated by the lathe, while a tool bit is advanced into the work causing the cutting action.

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Check out the best wood and metal lathes available with in-depth reviews.

Further Information & Reviews

I’ve written a number of reviews and articles for you to read through. Feel free to browse through anything you have in mind to get yourself acquainted with the different models, or information that you’re after.

Your Lathe (Wood & Metal) Buyers Guide 2019

There are many unique tools out there, each with their own use for a variety of applications. If you’ve started working with metal and wood, …

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How To Use A Wood Lathe (For A Beginner)

Many different projects can be undertaken using a lathe. It can be overwhelming for beginners to understand how to use a lathe, so we’ve made …

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12 Woodworking & Wood Turning Projects Using A Wood Lathe

The wood lathe is a very unique tool. It’s a power tool that has provided hobbyists and professionals alike with years of innovative designs.   Stuck …

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How To Use A Metal Lathe For Your Next Project?

Many different projects can be undertaken using a lathe. It can be overwhelming for beginners to understand how to use a lathe, so we’ve made …

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Grizzly G8688 Mini Metal Lathe Review

If you’re not too familiar with lathes, there’s a fair chance that you may not be too familiar with the Grizzly name. If you want …

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The 5 Best Mini Metal Lathes in 2021 (Review)

Lathes are used for their exceptional ability to shape materials, with wood and metal being two common materials that are often used. Whilst wood can …

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