Super Mini Lathe | Hobby Metal Lathe

The unbeatable Super Mini Lathe with the best specification. Ideal small lathe, this hobby metalworking machine really is built with superb quality throughout. 350mm between centres, powerful 500w motor, digital rev counter and range of accessories included as standard.

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£515.00 Inc. VAT

4820 / 4800

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Warco Super Mini Lathe - Bench Hobby Lathes

The Mini Lathe has long been a popular part of the Warco range, always representing excellent value for money and a superb introduction to metal turning.  Continuing on this commitment to entry level metal working small lathes, we're proud to have Warco Super Mini Lathe a part of our range.


The full specification and unbeatable quality of this machine shows just how different it is from lesser alternatives on the market.  Higher specification includes: Induction hardened and ground bed ways, longer tailstock base for added rigidity, over centre clamp on tailstock - eliminating tedious nut clamping, larger motor and digital readout for spindle rpm.


We've been selling machines just like this for over 40 years now, so you're in safe hands with Warco. It was us who invented the term Mini Lathe, and demanded big improvements seen on today's machine, like hardened and ground bed ways,  always specifying the best quality chucks, very reliable US electronics and the largest range of standard equipment included for no hidden charge.


A firm fixture on model engineers workshop benches, we've always had very positive feedback from our customers with Super Minis.


Some of the features you can expect from this lathe include:

  • Powerful new 550W motor
  • Distance between centres now increased to 350mm
  • American made printed circuit board for reliable performance
  • Induction hardened and ground bedways
  • Large diameter spindle supported on bearings
  • With a back gear for low and high speed ranges
  • Supplied ready for immediate use


Warco Mini Lathe


Supplied with a range of standard accessories, including:

  • 80mm 3 jaw self centering chuck with inside and outside jaws
  • Faceplate
  • 4 way tool post
  • Threading facility
  • Swarf tray and rear splash back
  • Thread dial indicator
  • Change gears for thread cutting
  • Tool box and maintenance tools
  • Instruction manual & spare parts list.

All of the above with no extra charge.


The Warco Super Mini Lathe is supplied in metric or imperial.  A metric lathe will cut metric threads and an imperial lathe will cut imperial threads.  To cut metric threads on an imperial machine or imperial threads on a metric machine, it is necessary to add the appropriate conversion kit.


As with all of our lathes for sale, the Warco Super Mini Lathe is supplied with a full guarantee for peace of mind.  Rest assured we also have a hugely comprehensive range of spare parts available should you need them at any point, as well of course a wide selection of Mini Lathe tools. Every conceivable spare part you could ever need is available from our huge inventory right here in the UK.


Every single machine is fully tested and checked by us before leaving our premises, and will come with an accuracy test report.  Bare metal surfaces are protected by a thin layer of grease which is easily removed with a cloth. No extra charges for UK mainland delivery.


Full specification

Item No. (Imperial)


Item No. (Metric)


Centre height


Maximum swing


Swing over cross slide


Distance between centres


Bed width


Longitudinal travel


Spindle taper


Spindle bore


Maximum tool size


Speed range low

0 - 1100 rpm (infinitely variable)

Speed range high

0 - 2500 rpm (infinitely variable)

Range of metric threads

0.5 - 2.5mm

Range of imperial threads

12 - 52 tpi

Tailstock taper


Tailstock quill travel


Top slide travel


Cross slide travel


Headstock bearings

Ball race, sealed for life

Compound slide swivel


Chuck mounting

Flange fitting



Power supply


Dimensions L x W x H

820  x  254  x  260mm



Measurements taken to end of handle grips.


Order securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.


We don't believe in hidden charges - our price includes the range of standard equipment, VAT & mainland UK delivery.


Buy with confidence - we've been supplying lathes to the model engineer for more than 40 years.