• A few weeks after ordering I was eager to unpack my new Vicmarc VL150 and bolt it on the base waiting in position. The cast iron housing and the quality of the overall manufacturing provides the feel and behavior very much like a solid stand large lathe for projects less than 12”. Additionally, the VL150 comes with the advantages of a small lathe - tools and accessories can be in close range and operation from the tail stock end is easy, no need moving the assembly and head stock or even mounting the lathe bed. Also, tail stock removal is fast does not require significant strength. Electronic RPM control and the VL150 power at very low RPM's allow tuning operation at optimum speed for high quality turning projects. I like that ‘reverse turning’ requires override and is reset to normal direction afterwards. In the heat of the moment one is prone to forgetting with unwanted things going to happen. Turns out I tend to use the Vicmarc VL150 for most projects, unless the diameter or size requires me to use my large lathe. Fortunately, compatibility with its 1” tool rest diameter and #2 Morse taper tools swap with a large lathe is easy without new inventory.  Well worth waiting for the shipment from Australia.

    Kai Muenzer
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    The Vicmarc VL300 is the best wood lathe I’ve used. The rest assembly is easy to move using one hand, the rest height easy to adjust. And Vicmarc chucks are second to none.

    Richard Raffan