WM 290V Lathe Inverter Drive Variable Speed

All new variable speed lathe. Features integrated power feed system, digital read out, large range of standard equipment and optional milling attachment. Now with new and improved dependable AC motor system.

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£2,980.00 Inc. VAT


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Warco WM 290V Variable Speed AC Motor Inverter Drive Lathe


All new Warco lathe, featuring power cross feed and digital readout system.

This machine now features uprated specification with an all new and improved inverter drive system. The Warco WM 290V now deatures Delta inverter drive with AC induction motor for ultra reliable long term performance, with the benefit of extremely quiet operation throughout.

The motor power has increased from 1kw to 1.5kw (1500w).


Features include:

  • Supplied with two axis DRO
  • Extremely quiet vibration free operation
  • Full torque throughout the speed range
  • Very generous capacity
  • Large 38mm spindle bore
  • Powerful motor
  • Dedicated feed shaft for longitudinal and cross feed
  • Overload clutch to feed shaft
  • Separate leadscrew for thread cutting functions
  • Low 30 rpm speed ideally suited to thread cutting
  • High levels of torque in low speed range
  • Wide double vee bedway - hardened and ground
  • Adjustable gibs to slideways
  • Off set tailstock facility
  • Lever operated tailstock cam lock
  • Large cross slide / milling table
  • Micro adjustable bed stop
  • Tailstock quill engraved metric and imperial
  • Dependable Delta inverter drive with AC induction motor
  • Metric and imperial thread cutting
  • Now with new and improved cabinet stand - see third photo above.


Warco 290 Lathe

Supplied with a large range of tools and accessories, including:

  • Cabinet stand
  • Face plate
  • 160mm 3 jaw self centre chuck
  • 160mm 4 jaw independent chuck
  • Fixed steady
  • Travelling steady
  • Two dead centres
  • Thread dial indicator
  • Rear splash guard
  • Sward tray
  • Compoud slide
  • Tool box and maintenance tools.
  • Operation manual and full parts list


All these items with the Warco WM 290V for no extra charge.

Extremely robust lathe, offering very high levels of accuracy and precision. You can buy with confidence from Warco - we've selling lathes just like this for four decades now, and have always prided ourselves on our after sales service.


Warco have a hugely comprehensive range of spare parts available for this lathe, should you ever need anything, and for complete peace of mind each machine comes with a full guarantee.


  • Each lathe is checked and tested by a member of our qualified team before leaving our premises, and will be supplied with an individual accuracy test report.
  • Available in metric.


Full specification:

Item No.


Centre height


Maximum swing


Swing over cross slide


Distance between centres


Bed width


Longitudinal travel


Spindle taper


Spindle bore


Range of spindle speeds

30 - 2500 rpm

Range of metric threads

0.2 - 3.5mm

Range of imperial threads

8 - 56 tpi

Tailstock taper


Tailstock quill travel


Top slide travel


Cross slide travel


Cross slide / Milling table

150 x 270mm

Tee slot width


Compound slide swivel


Chuck mounting

Flange fitting

Headstock bearings

Taper roller


1.5kw (1500w)

Power supply


Dimensions (on stand) L x W x H

1302 x 635 x 1270mm



Measurements taken to end of handle grips.


Optional milling attachment available as an additional item. With this straightforward to fit device, you can turn a 290V into a combined milling machine. Full details here.

Buy one of these lathes securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.


Our price includes VAT & UK mainland delivery.


Warco, more than 40 years in the business of supplying lathes to engineers all over the world.