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The ToolPost: Taking a Consultative Approach to Lathe Selection

The ToolPost ( ) is the home of the very best woodturning and woodworking tools, where you'll find respected brands such as Henry Taylor Tools, OneWay and Kelton. The key to successful woodturning is a quality woodturning lathe one which has been chosen specifically to suit the requirements of the individual turner. That's why The ToolPost takes a consultative approach to lathe selection, to ensure that its clients make the right investment when purchasing what is the foundation tool for a woodturner.

The woodturning lathe is the essential piece of kit for every woodturner, however the budget, work style and ambitions of each turner will vary and this will affect their choice of lathe. While a lathe is not an inexpensive tool, simply plumping for the cheapest model is a false economy given that a quality lathe should be expected to last through years of woodturning toil. To get this fundamental purchase right, consult the experts at The ToolPost.

The company is the sole UK distributor of the popular WivaMac woodturning lathes , and these lathes are available to purchase from The ToolPost website at The WivaMac range comprises  four core models of lathes, all of which are impressively robust, are built on a systems model with complete interchangeability of accessories, options and many core components and boast remarkable capacity.  Such capabilities mean that these lathes will never be the inhibitors of the turner's performance. While The ToolPost fully endorses this excellent, precision-engineered lathe range, it also understands that it may not be the perfect choice for every turner, depending on their budget, the scope of their turning projects and their skill level. The ToolPost has brought together a wider selection of lathes at their workshop and store in Didcot, Oxfordshire including models from OneWay, Woodfast, Record and Scheppach. The knowledgeable and helpful team at The ToolPost is on hand to advise woodturners exactly which make of lathe is right for their individual requirements, setting them up for a successful turning career. Find out more at

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