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When it comes to Woodturning Lathes, Why WivaMac?

The ToolPost ( knows a thing or two about woodturning lathes, as one would expect from one of the UK's most respected suppliers of woodturning tools. So when
The ToolPost highlights the WivaMac range of woodturning lathes as particularly impressive, most woodturners pay attention. But what is it about WivaMac lathes that makes them so popular, not just with The ToolPost team, but with woodturning professionals and enthusiasts the world over?

The experienced folks at The ToolPost team have spent many years researching which is the best woodturning lathe, concerned that the quality of some lathes being manufactured in Asia was found to be lacking. The owner and proprietor of The ToolPost, Peter Hemsley, knew that whichever range of woodturning lathes he chose to sell would have to be one he used personally and respected. Having owned and used a WivaMac DB1200 lathe for several years, he knew he was more than happy to put his name to the excellence of this range of lathes.

The reason? WivaMac lathes are pieces of equipment which are both well-engineered and robustly built. All eight models within the range offer a 'systems' approach to woodturning lathe design which ensures that the lathes can be used for both bowl and spindle work as well as copy turning, ornamental turning and thread cutting, all on one machine, something which Peter Hemsley calls "a truly unique and remarkable capability".

This is a view shared by many in the woodturning fraternity. Terry Porter reviewed the WivaMac range of woodturning lathes in Woodturning magazine and found that: "For the quality of design and engineering and its capacity it offers very good value for money indeed compared with the competition.  There was nothing that irritated me in any way.  The controls are well positioned, it is quiet, powerful and a pleasure to use.  If I were in the market for a replacement woodturning lathe, one from the WivaMac range would certainly be one of the top contenders."

In The ToolPost's view, the WivaMac is the main contender when it comes to lathes. Find out more about each of the models within the range at the dedicated product pages of The ToolPost website at

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