Top 4 Best 1/2 HP Lathes

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These Are Some Of The Highest Rated 1/2 HP Lathes Available Today
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2. Grizzly Industrial H8259 Wood Lathe

  • (16 Points)
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This is one awesome Wood Lathe and well built. The Grizzly Industrial H8259 is sturdy, quiet, and powerful. This is my first Wood Lathe. I turned 2 small bowls in just one afternoon. So far, I'm very satisfied with this Wood Lathe.

The RIKON 70-105 Wood Lathe B01426DJ78 was our number one 1/2 HP Lathes. Having said that, there were several other truly premium 1/2 HP Lathes we wanted to show you here that just barely missed first place.

Grizzly Industrial is yet another major maker of Lathes. They make the tool next up on our list. Grizzly Industrial's Wood Lathes are also top quality. It was fantastic to try out the H8259. I was very happy using this tool!

The model H8259 Wood Lathe by Grizzly Industrial, at $480.00 is an especially exceptional Lathe for the money. The Grizzly Industrial H8259 is definitely a sound alternative. Of you are not sure about our top pick, I'd advise to go with this Lathe.

Full Grizzly Industrial H8259 Review

Grizzly Industrial H8259 Features

Motor: 1/2 HP, 110V, single-phase

Amps: 7

Swing over bed: 10"

Distance between centers: 18"

Swing over tool rest: 6-1/4"

Motor: 1/2 HP, 110V, single-phase

Amps: 7

Swing over bed: 10"

The Grizzly T25926 and the by 9TRADING are worth considering also. Both these tool manufactures are thought to be some of the top suppliers of high quality Lathes. both of these unique options enjoy very good buyer ratings also. Genuine customers gave the T25926 an score on average of 4.4/5 stars. Contrast that to the 9TRADING that holds an average score of 5.0/5 stars.

The Grizzly T25926 has a couple of features you might not find on other similar Wood Lathes. For example This Variable-Speed Wood Lathe provides 10" of turning radius and spindles up to 16-3/4". The 9TRADING by comparison, is tough to beat featuring New Industrial 40" Wood Lathe. This wood lathe features a 110V 350 watt single phase motor, with 40" of cutting feed. It has 4 quick change speeds for roughing, cutting, fine cutting, and finishing. and even The bed is made out of heavy steel tubing, and the rest of the tool is made with heavy cast iron..

Both of these couple options make an exceptional decision if you're shopping for 1/2 HP Lathes
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3. Grizzly T25926 Wood Lathe

  • (10 Points)

I simply plugged it, and it's ready to go. Overall I’m very satisfied with this Wood Lathe. The packaging was good and no shipping damage. The price for what you get is really decent deal. It functions very well, quiet, no vibrations.

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4. 9TRADING Wood Lathe

  • (2 Points)

It was ready to run pretty much out of the box. It's quite heavy, so vibration is not an issue. Despite its size and power, this is not a toy. First off the weight is nice,no movement at all. The 9TRADING is very smooth, and works as expected.