The VL240 ASM Heavy Duty Lathe has a swivel head feature which allows for the headstock to turn its normal straight position (see photo above) out to 90 degrees. There are four individual pin-lock positions at increments of 22.5 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 has an electronic variable speed drive that gives up to 200% torque on low RPM with a powerful 1.5kW 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 customise 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.

 Headstock positioned at 90 degrees.  The headstock can be positioned in 4 positions 0, 30, 60 & 90 degrees.  An outboard turning attachment can be purchased as an optional extra.  This lathe also includes an ergonomic Toolrest. Separate electronic variable speed box that can be mounted away from the lathe and magnetic switch box that can be positioned anywhere you are working.

This precision machined end is designed for bolting on an optional extension bed. 

500mm Extension Bed Part No. V00108

Also sold separately is a pair of stand shelf brackets.  These brackets can be mounted on the back of the stand and allows for a timber shelf to be screwed on top.

Part No. V01060

VL240 HD Specifications
240mm Centre Height
490mm Swing over bed
580mm Distance between centres
1065-1340mm Work Height (Stand Bottom to spindle centre)
24 Indexing holes
No. 2 MT Headstock & Tailstock spindle
Taper Roller  Spindle Bearings
3 Speeds EVS 10 - 3000rpm
30mm Toolrest Post Diameter
15mm Hole Through Headstock Spindle
10.5mm Hole Through Tailstock Spindle
75mm Quill Travel
299kg Net Weight
1270x710x1280 Length x Width x Height (mm)
Standard Accessories
1 Faceplate 150mm
1 Heavy Duty Live Centre
1 Tool Rests 300mm
1 10mm Knockout Bar
1 Drive Dog
1 Spanner
1 Vicmarc Hat
1 Owner's Manual
Available In
Thread Part No. Power Plug
M30 x 3.5 V00768-1AU Australia
M33 x 3.5  V00768-2EU Europe
M33 x 3.5 V00768-2UK United Kingdom
M33 x 3.5 V00768-2US United States
1 1/4" x 8 V00768-3US United States

VICMARC Machinery.

52 Grice St

Clontarf, QLD 4020


(07) 3284 3103 (in Australia)

+61 7 3284 3103 (Overseas)


Trading Hours: 

Monday: 5am - 3pm

Tuesday: 5am - 3pm

Wednesday: 5am - 3pm

Thursday: 5am - 3pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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