[review] DC 24V Mini Lathe Beads Machine Woodwork DIY Lathe

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  • kairus1
    kairus1  2 weeks back

    do u think i can use this to lathe hard polymer clay cured. ?? I'm making a 1/12 scale fire hydrant and its really hard to make the top of the hydrant . needs latheing

    • Viv Castle
      Viv Castle  2 weeks back

      Thank you so much for your entertaining video. I have just bought a mini lathe, but mine didn't even come with an instruction leaflet. After watching your honest review, and chuckling at my attempt, I now know where the the variable speed is, as well as what to do with that plate guard, and how not to use the chisel! Which on my first attempt almost flew out of my hand.wg am now going to follow your attempt. Wish me luck.x

      • Simplicio Bobadilla
        Simplicio Bobadilla  1 months back

        Do you know if this can go in reverse too? I mean, going forward, and then with a switch change the rotation to the other side? Thanks in advance.

        • Grizznitch Designs
          Grizznitch Designs  1 months back

          can you turn pens with it?

          • mozzy747
            mozzy747  1 months back

            Purchased the same item for AUS $57.00 came with a pack of cutting tools

            • Tezcax
              Tezcax  1 months back

              Yes, it's super cheap now I will buy one to make beads.

          • Sam Labo
            Sam Labo  1 months back

            It's marketed as a bead making or hobby lathe for
            Tiny parts
            I can buy it in Manila for the equivalent of 31$
            Our version has five tiny cutting tools and a few useless sheets of sand paper

            • Dr Gunsmith
              Dr Gunsmith  2 months back

              I made my own with old bench grinder works a treat for my ring turning.

              • Rabbit's Fun
                Rabbit's Fun  2 months back

                Wow, that's amazing tool!

                • Poppy Palais
                  Poppy Palais  4 months back

                  Use a proper wood turning chisel, or at least a much narrower one than you're using in the video to round it, and it will be much easier and less strain on the motor.

                  • TSLYNX
                    TSLYNX  4 months back

                    I just ordered one of these to make tiny model navigation buoys. I have been experimenting with a pillar drill and various hand drills, but none are accurate as the results I'm seeing with what you've tested here.. Thank you!

                  • Win Schutten
                    Win Schutten  4 months back

                    Would you think you could use this lathe to make chess pieces? They should be 1 3/4 Inch in diameter (44,45 mm).

                    • Mangilal Lohar
                      Mangilal Lohar  5 months back

                      Indian price kitna he ji

                      • aceleyd
                        aceleyd  5 months back

                        Can this handle acrylic blanks?

                        • PEDRO GONZÁLEZ
                          PEDRO GONZÁLEZ  5 months back

                          Thanks !!! 👍

                          • Anne Harrison
                            Anne Harrison  5 months back

                            I ordered one of these before watching this video, but having seen another. I couldn't identify any difference between the options, so I don't know what headstock mine will come with, hopefully I can buy something different individually if it isn't sufficient. I'm basically buying it to figure out if I want to spend more on a better lathe.

                            • Relykof War
                              Relykof War  5 months back

                              How hard is that wood though?

                              • Walter Hynson
                                Walter Hynson  5 months back

                                either you are great on a lathe and can turn with a pen knife(like me)which I tend to believe or you honestly do no know and what really gave you away is the way you held the chisel the first time you turned it on.

                                • Veronica Aaron
                                  Veronica Aaron  6 months back

                                  I just bought it as well thank you so much I was panicking because I couldn't find any reviews 😘 SUBSCRIBED

                                  • Veronica Aaron
                                    Veronica Aaron  5 months back

                                    Update: mine is not what was advertised and it's not looking good I'm gonna have to send it back😱😓

                                • Stephen Michael Foster
                                  Stephen Michael Foster  7 months back

                                  I've purchased a similar lathe and found this review very useful. Thanks.

                                  • Fx 1C
                                    Fx 1C  8 months back

                                    The tail stock you need to make your self a live center so it keeps the wood in place and not make a hole as yours will do if you over tighten. To get more length turn the tail stock around

                                    • OWNER
                                      OWNER  8 months back

                                      I sell this machine for 50$ any one need link in ebay ??
                                      Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/264100462585

                                      • Padre Anacleto
                                        Padre Anacleto  8 months back

                                        Best review ever on this lathe

                                        • Mateo Lopez
                                          Mateo Lopez  8 months back

                                          I got the same one for only 56 Australian dollars

                                          • Steve Hirschhorn
                                            Steve Hirschhorn  8 months back

                                            Really useful, thanks a lot. I just bought one similar but it has the silly little screw type headstock which is worse than useless! Now I know what I need. I also bought this to make tuning pegs, interestingly but now I have to wait while I get a decent headstock. It also came with 3 little silver rods of slightly different diameters, and I have zero idea what they're for - do you?
                                            As an addition: does any know where I can find 6mm headstock / head spur? I can't seem to locate them at all.

                                            • jeek
                                              jeek  8 months back

                                              2018 - price $ 28- -$35

                                              • Andy Evans
                                                Andy Evans  7 months back

                                                39USD shipped from US warehouse on Banggood.

                                            • DarkVitamins
                                              DarkVitamins  9 months back

                                              Found a similar mini lathe thing on banggood for just under 30 dollars, got it in the mail today. I expect it to perform worse than this one, but I have never touched a lathe before and figured It'd give some fundamental practice before I approach full sized lathes.

                                              • Stephanie Murray
                                                Stephanie Murray  9 months back

                                                Thanks, I bought one of these ( actually double clicked and two came!! ) and had difficulty keeping the piece tight as it kept coming loose and stalling. I admit to not having persisted yet but will try again. I didn't do like you and Hammer in the head piece before attaching it to the lathe, in too much of a rush.

                                                • Jay
                                                  Jay  9 months back

                                                  Just got one.. I got a cone shaped tail stock though so i can see that wont do.. Yet to use it. Thanks for the review! Have you seized it yet? lol What do you think of it 2 years later?

                                                  • Susan Duryea
                                                    Susan Duryea  10 months back

                                                    I just purchased a similar model and can’t wait to try it out. I’ll try make a video to share. Thanks for your advice.

                                                    • othmane zerouali
                                                      othmane zerouali  11 months back

                                                      *I have had this lathe for 5 months now and have experienced nothing but enjoyment and ease of use. Works right out of the box with no set up or adjustment.>>>**ur2.pl/854**   Heavy duty construction makes for no wobble on the bench top without any screws to hold down even on larger bowls. Great variable speed, and reversible for sanding if you like. have turned pens, stoppers, bowls, goblets and just about anything I can think of this tool performs well. I have not tried the outboard side for turning yet, but plan to make a heavy duty tool rest stand from the floor and try turning much larger bowls. Seems like it wood work, but will not know until I try.*

                                                      • koukouroukou koukoukouroukou

                                                        I want buy one but i want know if i can make rings or its very small for rings

                                                        • Danny Madison
                                                          Danny Madison  7 months back

                                                          I just bought one the other day to make wood and resin rings (and I'll eventually see how it does with spinning metal).
                                                          They're made for bead making so it should be much the same for rings.

                                                        • diagain
                                                          diagain  8 months back

                                                          @Gabriel Calder keep us all posted! :)

                                                        • Gabriel Calder
                                                          Gabriel Calder  8 months back

                                                          i just got this in (12/28/18) to try and make rings from wood veneer samples. I got it for ONLY for this.

                                                        • Game Master
                                                          Game Master  8 months back

                                                          I have got this same as you, i don't know it and no one is going to tell us that

                                                      • hoàng luyện
                                                        hoàng luyện  11 months back

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                                                        • ROCCO Pazzo
                                                          ROCCO Pazzo  12 months back

                                                          What is the max length and width of finished product? Im trying to make a bunch of wooden pegs 6.5"×2" spools 2"wide ×3"long and 2.5" spheres. Will this work for these dimensions? Trying to start small $$ wise. 😩

                                                          • mrunmoy samal
                                                            mrunmoy samal  12 months back

                                                            Thank you for this review!!

                                                            • Man in the Mirror
                                                              Man in the Mirror  1 years back

                                                              can this machine do resin?

                                                              • Sam Labo
                                                                Sam Labo  1 months back

                                                                Resin is easy compared to a chunk of mahogany
                                                                It's best to have sharp tools and this dude don't

                                                              • Tony Bosworth
                                                                Tony Bosworth  7 months back

                                                                Did you find out mate ?

                                                            • Synaptic Dragon
                                                              Synaptic Dragon  1 years back

                                                              You managed to stop the spin a few times in the start.. does this have enough HP to help sand/polish metal rings?

                                                              • Synaptic Dragon
                                                                Synaptic Dragon  1 years back

                                                                Ah good...
                                                                Can it fit something like this? I'm assuming the connecting bit is a standard size across drills?
                                                                https://www.banggood.com/1_8-56mm-Mini-Metal-4-Jaw-Lathe-Chuck-Lathe-Accessory-p-1125417.html?rmmds=detail-left-hotproducts__4&cur_warehouse=CN

                                                              • Parabellum Arms
                                                                Parabellum Arms  1 years back

                                                                That was because I didn't anchor the headstock into the wood properly. However, it does stop pretty easily when sanding large things that generate a lot of friction, say a 40x40mm block of wood. For anything small, it's not likely to stop.

                                                            • TheAngryScorpion
                                                              TheAngryScorpion  1 years back

                                                              you can flip endstop around to get few cm of length

                                                              • YoYoMA _
                                                                YoYoMA _  1 years back

                                                                Get a clear protective plate that's big and strong enough that you look through

                                                              • YoYoMA _
                                                                YoYoMA _  1 years back

                                                                You can turn yourself a wood eye

                                                                • Fx 1C
                                                                  Fx 1C  8 months back

                                                                  they're advertised as a bead lathe in some adverts on fleabay

                                                              • YoYoMA _
                                                                YoYoMA _  1 years back

                                                                Thats how u lose a eye ball

                                                                • John Msx
                                                                  John Msx  1 years back

                                                                  What's the biggest thing you can make on it, and can you use it for acrylic work?

                                                                  • Parabellum Arms
                                                                    Parabellum Arms  1 years back

                                                                    I've turned wood up to 60mm in diameter. That was pretty much the limit. I don't have any acrylic that I can test but I imagine it would be fine.

                                                                • 54321 Ob
                                                                  54321 Ob  1 years back

                                                                  Do you think it would be good for use on brass of copper?

                                                                  • Parabellum Arms
                                                                    Parabellum Arms  1 years back

                                                                    The chuck only opens up to 7mm. Aside from that, I think it would be dangerous to use such a cheap lathe for metal.

                                                                • girish gupta
                                                                  girish gupta  1 years back

                                                                  Hello! Thank you very much for the informative video.
                                                                  Could I please ask you a question ?

                                                                  Is the live centre that is attached to the Tail-stock end removable ?
                                                                  Can we take it off and attach something else if required ?
                                                                  Thanks!

                                                                  • Parabellum Arms
                                                                    Parabellum Arms  1 years back

                                                                    Not really. It is actually a dead centre held by two bearings. If you loosen the bolt that holds in all in place, the bearings and dead centre just fall apart.

                                                                • Malmsbury Cemetary Trust

                                                                  I think i'd stick with the one you made, perhaps with some modifications/ improvements.

                                                                  • Mick Beresford
                                                                    Mick Beresford  1 years back

                                                                    Thanks for the review, I'm looking at turning smaller items and this looks just the job. I didn't want to spend too much and the hounest

                                                                    • Matthew Sherriff
                                                                      Matthew Sherriff  1 years back

                                                                      Or just the diameter of the shaft coming out the back of the motor?

                                                                      • Matthew Sherriff
                                                                        Matthew Sherriff  1 years back

                                                                        Hey man i am looking at getting one of these i''ve been trying to find out what kind of motor but no one knows could you please tell me the length and diameter of the motor inside that plastic housing just so i can get a rough idea?

                                                                        • Captain Grey FPV
                                                                          Captain Grey FPV  2 years back

                                                                          I'm a violin luthier and make pegs all the time. Get yourself a peg shaver and reamer, it will make this a lot easier!