WM180 Lathe With DRO

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    £1,585.00 Inc. VAT

    Lathe complete with 2 axis digital readout system fitted and Brushless Motor

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    Warco WM 180 Lathe DRO (Brushless Motor)

    Popular small bench lathe, now offered with digital readout system fitted

    All the features of our established WM 180, with 2 axis DRO and brushless motor.


    DRO features

    • Full 2 axis system - X and Y traverses
    • Magnetic scales
    • Switchable between metric and imperial.
    • Compact illuminated digital counter.
    • Magnetic base to counter to enable easy re-positioning.
    • Straightforward to use.
    • Take the hassle out of fitting DRO yourself - this machine comes with the full system installed.


    WM 180 summary

    Long proven to be a very popular machine as part of our range of metal turning lathes, this machine offers superb reliability and build quality at an affordable price.

    A compact lathe, ideal for bench mounting. Alternatively we also offer an additional stand.

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

    You can find a introductory video at


    Lathe features include

    • Two speed bands allow maximum torque in the lower speeds
    • Brushless Motor
    • Infinitely variable from 50-2,500 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 550w motor
    • Steel gears.

    Looking for the non-DRO WM 180? Find it here.

    Standard equipment included with no extra charge

    • 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 maintenance tools
    • Operation manual and full spare parts list


    Buying the Warco WM 180

    • 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 machine, giving maximum flexibility.
    • Large range of standard equipment included with each of these lathes, for no additional cost.
    • Supplied complete and ready to use. 
    • Each machine is fully tested by a member of our team and comes with an individual accuracy test report.
    • Fully warrantied for peace of mind.
    • Delivery to UK mainland is free.


    Full specification

    Item No. (DRO version)


    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

    50-1250  /  100-2500 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
    Measurements taken to end of handle grips.

    813 x 380 x 330mm



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

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

    Warco machine prices always include VAT and mainland UK delivery.

    Buy with confidence from Warco - supplying lathes to engineers at all levels since 1975.

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