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Zebrano Woodturning Lathes

If you have an ambition to own a truly professional lathe, precision-engineered, yet robustly built, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at these splendid WivaMac lathes.

We have spent many years researching the lathes available in the marketplace because we believe that in order to offer lathes to our clients, we need to have total faith in the product being delivered.  With very few lathes now being manufactured outside Asia, it is today very difficult to achieve that level of confidence.  Having known Willy Vanhoutte, the founder of Wivamac, for many years, we have long been associated with this company's products and can offer them with confidence. These are products built with care, in Belgium. I also knew that this was a machine to which I would be proud to put my name, having bought, owned and turned on a DB1200 for several years.  From that point it was an easy step to agree that the time had come to offer the DB series of woodturning lathes to a wider market.

The Zebrano is a new range of lathes from WivaMac sharing a common physical structure but with various options for bed lengths, drive packages, options and accessories. The primary models are listed here but if you wish to know more about the range, for a product brochure, or for pricing not shown here, please contact us for a personal consultation.

Wivamac Zebrano Lathe - Specification Overview

  • Cast iron construction with deep bed, heavily cross-braced for enhanced longitudinal and torsional stiffness.
  • Headstock can be positioned anywhere on the bed, and rotated to any comfortable working position or to allow 'off-the-bed' turning of larger pieces (more than 560mm/22 inch diameter), using the optional bowl turning bed attachment. Positive head re-alignment system. Headstock locked/released by simple-to-operate lever/cam arrangement.
  • 280mm spindle height giving 580mm (22 inch) diameter capacity over bed.
  • Choice of 600/800/1000mm between centres capacity - see below.
  • Choice of drive packages: 1HP; 2HP; 3 HP - see below.
  • Full electronic variable speed control (inverter drive) driving through five-step pulley system giving infinite variation of spindle speed from 60 - 3600 rev/min. Single phase 13 amp power supply connection.
  • Remote-mountable control panel with magnetic back can be mounted anywhere on machine.
  • M33 x 3.5mm spindle thread with reverse locking ring and 2MT bores to both spindle and quill.
  • Drive settings visible through headstock front cover (polycarbonate - virtually unbreakable).
  • Illuminated headstock interior using coloured display to indicate machine status.
  • Widely spaced spindle bearings with cassette system to enable quick replacement of drive belt or spindle bearings, if required.
  • 24-position indexing and Spindle lock.
  • Power outlet sockets integrated into headstock for powering 220/240 volt accessories.
  • Low centre of gravity, high stability and freedom from vibration contribute to turning excellence.
  • Cam action banjo with offset toolpost socket giving unrivalled access to workpiece, this enable the toolrest to be positioned clear of the face of the workpiece, allowing the full capacity of lathe to be used without compromising tool support.
  • Headstock spindle and tailstock quill bored through to facilitate long hole boring and use of vacuum chucking systems.
  • Supplied with drive centre, llive centre, ejection rod, thread protector/ejector and 3" faceplate.
  • Maintenance-free with 10 year warranty except on electrical/electronic components.


Centre Distance (mm)

Bench Mount

Floor Standing


1 HP





2 HP





3 HP






For further product information, demonstration/trial operation or for a shipping quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

*NB: Prices quoted in pounds sterling. 
Value Added Tax will be added to invoices to EU residents unless
a valid VAT registration number is quoted when ordering.

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