Shop Fox W1856 - 12" x 18" Variable-Speed Benchtop Wood Lathe

Regular price $638.00

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Introducing the Shop Fox W1856 - 12" x 18" Variable-Speed Benchtop Wood Lathe

This benchtop wood lathe stands out as an exceptional tool catering to woodturners of all skill levels. Boasting three variable spindle speed ranges accompanied by a digital readout on the headstock, wood turning becomes an effortless endeavor. Featuring a 12" swing and an 18" distance between centers, it offers an ideal size for a diverse range of woodturning projects. Acquiring this invaluable tool is a decision you won't regret.

Your machine comes with a comprehensive, easy to follow manual written by the Woodstock HQ documentation department right here in the USA.

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  • Digital spindle readout
  • Three variable spindle speed ranges
  • Convenient tool storage rack
  • Solid cast-iron construction
  • Quick-release tool rest and tailstock adjustment levers


  • Motor: 3/4 HP, 120V, single-phase, 4.5A
  • Swing over bed: 12"
  • Swing over tool rest base (banjo): 9"
  • Distance between centers: 18-1/8"
  • Spindle speed: Variable, 3-range
    • Low range: 450-1100 RPM
    • Mid range: 960-2400 RPM
    • High range: 1400-3500 RPM
  • Spindle threads: 1" x 8 TPI, RH
  • Spindle taper: MT#2
  • Tailstock taper: MT#2
  • Tool rest width: 7-3/4"
  • Tool rest post diameter: 1"
  • Footprint: 8" x 30-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 37" W x 14-1/2" D x 16-1/5" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 71 lbs.


  • MT#2 spur center
  • MT#2 live center
  • 3-1/5" Faceplate
  • Knockout rod
  • Service wrenches

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