Shop Fox - 22" x 42" Variable-Speed Wood Lathe

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SKU: W1852
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Regular price $3,846.00
Regular price -16% $4,599.00 Sale price $3,846.00
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Shop Fox 22" x 42" Variable-Speed Wood Lathe - W1852

A large capacity wood lathe with variable frequency drive.

Wood turners who enjoy making large bowls, vases, furniture pieces, and other large-diameter projects require power, capacity and high-torque to meet their performance needs.

You get all three and then some with this burly lathe that weighs in at over a quarter-of-a-ton.

The 3 hp Delta single-phase frequency drive provides 3-phase variable speed control with single-phase power supply (VFD). The VFD saves you money by increasing the efficiency of the motor and decreasing electricity use. It reduces wear and tear on the motor which extends the life of the lathe.

With 22" of swing,and 1-1/4" x 8 TPI RH spindle, this lathe delivers the goods to gratify even the most discerning of turners.

The pulley belt configurations provide two speed ranges: 100–1200 RPM low and 330–3200 RPM high, perfect for both large and small turning projects and finishing.

Spindle speed is conveniently displayed on digital readout just above the speed control.

The W1852 manual was written by our U.S.-based Documentation Department is packed with useful information.

Parts for the lathe may be available online and shipped from the parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

Made in an ISO 9001 factory

ETL certified

    Motor: 3 HP, 240V, 3-phase (with inverter for single-phase power), 8A
    Required power supply: 240V, single-phase, 20A
    Inverter size & type: 3 HP Delta VFD-MS
    Swing over bed: 22"
    Swing over tool rest base: 18"
    Swing over tool rest: 16"
    Distance between centers: 42"
    Spindle speed: Variable, 100–3200 RPM
    Spindle threads: 1-1/4" x 8 TPI RH
    Spindle taper: MT#2
    Tailstock taper: MT#2
    Tailstock barrel travel: 4-1/4"
    Tool rest width: 14"
    Overall dimensions: 81" W x 23" D x 49-1/2" H
    Approximate shipping weight: 611 lbs.

    Two-year warranty!!
    Electronic variable spindle speed control with digital readout
    Headstock positions anywhere along the bed
    10° spindle indexing
    Single-phase frequency drive provides 3-phase variable-speed control and additional torque without requiring a 3-phase power supply
    Forward/reverse spindle control
    Includes spur center, cupped live center, knock-out tool, tool rest, 6" faceplate, and indexing pin
    Tailstock, headstock, and tool rest support have lever-action cam locks for quick positioning

    Shipping Policy 

    Order Confirmation:

    As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation email. This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. As soon as we receive your order, we will start our fulfillment process. All orders are processed and shipped within 1-2 business days. Transit times vary from 3-7 business days.

    Order Shipment:

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at

    No Shipping outside the USA. (Some exceptions apply - if the website permits you to check out and enter your shipping address, you will receive your order. Some products in particular are available in Canada). 

    Shipping Note

    We do our best to get your order to you as soon as possible.  We provide estimated shipping times based upon what our suppliers and freight companies tell us, and those estimated shipping dates may change without notice. (Due to supply chain issues, the steel mills behind on making metal, the manufacturers delayed because of the mills, the overwhelming demand on shipping, factory/warehouse and dock workers and so on) We appreciate your patience and understanding in as we work through these difficult times. 

    Shipping Options

    Our base "Curb-side" Pickup shipping is always completely free! This option usually takes between 5-15 days to arrive at your doorstep, after you have submitted your order. There are other options available, however. We also offer.

    • Threshold Shipping: This involves your item being transported to a sheltered area (porch, garage, etc.). 
    • White Glove Delivery - this includes the item being brought into your room of choice, any light assembly (massage chairs + other items which come largely pre-assembled), and all boxes and packaging removed from your house. 


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