WM 180 Lathe Variable Speed

High levels of quality on the WM 180, compact variable speed metal small lathe with very robust build quality throughout.

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£840.00 Inc. VAT

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Warco WM 180 Variable Speed Lathe

The Warco WM 180 variable speed lathe comes with exceptional Warco quality as standard. Long proven to be a very popular machine as part of our range of metal turning lathes, the WM 180 offers superb reliability and build quality at an affordable price.

Ideal for bench mounting or to mount on the additional stand.

The Warco WM 180 has made itself at home in many model engineers' workshops, with great feedback from our customers.

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Features include:

  • Two speed bands allow maximum torque in the lower speeds
  • Infinitely variable from 0-2,500 rpm
  • Double vee bedway - hardened and ground
  • Adjustable gibs to slideways
  • Off set facility to tailstock
  • Tailstock quill engraved metric and imperial
  • Reversible motor
  • Metric and imperial thread cutting
  • Zero/friction dials
  • Steel gears
  • Powerful 600w motor
  • Steel gears.


Warco WM180 Lathe

Standard equipment:

  • Swarf tray
  • Rear splash guard
  • Face plate
  • 3 Jaw 100mm self centre chuck with inside and outside jaws
  • 4 Jaw independent chuck 100mm
  • Fixed steady
  • Travelling steady
  • Two dead centres - 2MT / 3MT
  • Compound slide
  • Thread dial indicator
  • Toolbox with tools
  • Operation manual and full spare parts list


Very versatile lathe, offering precision and robustness in a compact size, along with superb reliability and exceptional levels of quality.  We have a hugely comprehensive range of spare parts available should you need them, as well as just about every accessory or additional lathe tool you'll ever need.

  • Variable speed, giving maximum flexibility.
  • Large range of standard equipment included with each of these lathes, for no additional cost
  • Each machine is fully tested by a member of our team and comes with an individual accuracy test report
  • Fully guaranteed
  • Available in either metric or imperial



Item No

3200AYZ / 3200YZ

Centre height


Maximum swing


Swing over cross slide


Distance between centres


Bed width


Longitudinal travel


Spindle taper


Spindle bore


Maximum tool size


Range of spindle speeds

0-1250  /  0-2500 rpm

Range of metric threads

0.5 - 3mm

Range of imperial threads

10 - 44 tpi

Tailstock taper


Tailstock quill travel


Top slide travel


Cross slide travel


Compound slide swivel


Chuck mounting

Flange fitting



Power supply


Dimensions L x W x H

813 x 380 x 330mm



Please note that DC motors do not run at full speed in reverse.

Measurements taken to end of handle grips


Buy this lathe securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.


Our price includes VAT and mainland UK delivery.

Buy with confidence from Warco - supplying lathes to engineers for over 40 years.