Milling Machine Head - WM 280 / WM 290 Lathes Mill Attachment

This device allows you to easily convert a lathe into a combined lathe milling machine.

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£715.00 Inc. VAT

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Milling Machine Head Attachment 280 / 290

To fit WM 280 / WM 290 Lathes

This attachment adds the functionality of a milling machine to the WM 280V or WM 290V lathe.

Easily fitted and secured in place by allen screw, this attaches to the lathe to convert it into an all in one combination machine.

Utilizes the lathe cross slide as a milling table.

Available in either metric or imperial.

For fitment advice for your particular machine, please see notes below.


Features include:

  • Infinitely variable speed range from 50-2250 rpm
  • Dovetail column ensures positive location
  • Precision spindle supported on taper roller bearings
  • Adjustable gibs to slideways
  • Head tilt +/- 90°
  • Positive adjustable stop to vertical position
  • Rack and pinion drill feed plus fine feed for highly accurate machining
  • Locks to head, column and spindle
  • Digital metric / imperial depth gauge
  • Digital rev counter
  • Forward / reverse motor
  • Captive drawbar which avoids the need to strike the drawbar to release the tooling
  • Machined 'flats' on spindle to prevent rotation with supplied spanner during tooling change
  • Full specification of the milling head the equivalent of the WM 16 Mill.


Illustrated above attached to a Warco WM 290 Lathe


Standard equipment includes:

  • 13mm drill chuck
  • Two drawbars - 10mm and 3/8"
  • Toolbox with maintenance tools.


Fitment notes:

Please note if you're converting an older WM 280, you will require a larger rear splash guard to fit this attachment to your machine which we can supply.

New WM 280V and WM 290V lathes are pre-supplied with larger rear splash guards that can accommodate the attachment.

We can supply larger rear splash guards if you require one. Alternatively you can do without or modify one for unrestricted milling head movement.

If you need any advice about fitting, you can always contact us for more help.


Full specification:

Item No.

2901 / 2901IMP

Maximum drilling capacity


Maximum end mill capacity


Distance spindle to table




Spindle taper


Spindle stroke


Number of speeds


Speed range in back gear

50 - 1125 rpm

Speed range in high range

100 - 2250 rpm

Head tilt left & right

90° - 0° - 90°

Positive stop to vertical



Power supply


Height from stand





Order this milling attachment securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.


Our price includes VAT and UK mainland delivery.