Super Mini Lathe (IMPERIAL)

    £1,198.00 Inc. VAT

    Our best Mini Lathe yet. Now with all steel gears, larger 100mm chuck and brushless motor. This hobby metalworking machine really is built to last, with many of the features and specs of far larger machines. 350mm between centres, digital rev counter and generous range of accessories included as standard. 

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    Warco Super Mini Lathe

    Now with upgraded specification

    The Mini Lathe has long been a popular part of the Warco range, always representing top value for money and an excellent introduction to metal turning. The compact size means it's ideal for bench mounting in places like a home workshop.

    Continuing with our long standing commitment to affordable hobby lathes, we're proud to have this small metalworker as a part of our range. With a number of improvements from the previous model, we now source this machine from the same supplier as our larger lathes, giving a real edge on quality and offering features usually associated with professional level machines.

    New enhanced design

    The best Warco Mini Lathe yet. Upgrades include:

    • All metal head stock and thread cutting gears
    • Larger 100mm three jaw chuck
    • Brushless motor
    • All metal handwheels

    Also now fitted with metal leadscrew handwheel and calibrated dial at no extra cost - an accurate, sensitive longitudinal feed.

    Other features that make our machine special remain. These include hardened and ground bedways, digital rev counter and rigid tailstock together with a cam locking mechanism.

    Warco Super Mini Lathe features 

    • Induction hardened and ground bed ways
    • Distance between centres - 350mm
    • Over centre clamp on tailstock - eliminating tedious nut clamping
    • Large diameter spindle supported on bearings
    • Digital readout for spindle rpm
    • Forward and reverse
    • Back gear for maximum torque
    • Metric and imperial thread cutting
    • Powerful motor in relation to machine size
    • New! Steel gears fitted to headstock
    • New! Steel change gears
    • New! All steel & aluminium handwheels
    • New! Metal leadscrew handwheel with calibrated dial
    • New! Brushless motor


    Supplied with a range of standard accessories, including

    • New! 100mm 3 jaw self centering chuck with inside and outside jaws
    • New! Dead centre for tailstock, 2MT
    • 4 way tool post
    • Threading facility
    • Swarf tray
    • Rear splash guard
    • Thread dial indicator
    • Change gears for thread cutting
    • Maintenance tools
    • Instruction manual & spare parts list.

    All of the above included with each machine for no extra charge.

    Buying a hobby lathe

    The New Warco Super Mini Lathe is available in metric or imperial. Both versions will now cut both metric and imperial threads with the appropriate change gears included - no additional cost or conversion kit required. (The difference between the metric and imperial machines are the leadscrews.)

    We've been selling machinery just like this for over four decades now, so you're in safe hands with Warco. It was Warco who invented the term Mini Lathe, and have demanded big improvements seen on today's machine, like metal gears throughout, hardened / ground bed ways, always specifying the best quality chucks, very reliable US made electronics and the large range of standard equipment included for no extra charge.

    As with all of our lathes for sale, the Warco Super Mini is supplied with a 12 month warranty for peace of mind. We invest heavily in spare parts, meaning we have a hugely comprehensive range of spare parts available should you need them, as well as a wide selection of Mini Lathe tools. Every conceivable spare part you could ever need is available from our inventory right here in the UK.

    Every single one 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)


    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

    50 - 1100 rpm (infinitely variable)

    Speed range high

    100- 2500 rpm (infinitely variable)

    Range of threads - metric lathe

    0.5 - 2.5mm

    Range of threads - imperial lathe

    12 - 52 tpi

    Tailstock taper


    Tailstock quill travel


    Top slide travel


    Cross slide travel


    Headstock bearings

    Front - angular contact
    Rear - sealed ball journal

    Compound slide swivel


    Chuck mounting

    Flange fitting


    450w Brushless

    Power supply


    Dimensions L x W x H
    Measurements taken to end of handle grips.

    840  x  254  x  260mm


    45kg   51kg boxed

    Order securely online, or call us on 01428 682929.

    Our price includes the range of standard equipment, VAT & mainland UK delivery.

    Buy with confidence from Warco - we are now in our 5th decade of supplying lathes just like this to model engineers, hobbyists and professionals worldwide.


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