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Delta 46-455 12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe
Model#: DWWN46-455

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Delta 46-455 12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe

Model#: DWWN46-455
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  • Powerful 3/4 HP (maximum), 1,725 RPM motor
  • Large 12-1/2 in. swing capacity provides the largest capacity in its class
  • Easy front panel access to five speeds controls (500, 950, 1550, 2700, and 4,000 RPM) reduces down time
  • Patented automatic belt tensioning system for easy and quick speed changes; also sets the belt at the correct tension every time for maximum power transfer and longer tool life
  • Indexing pin to lock the head stock spindle in 24 different locations for fluting and other decorative applications
  • Over headstock on/off switch provides easy in-use access
  • All cast-iron construction provides stability and is extremely durable
  • With a maximum distance between centers of 16-1/2 in, the midi lathe turns objects as long as a chair leg or as short as a thimble
  • Along with the bed extension, the midi lathe can turn bed posts, stair spindles, baseball bats, and more
  • Ball-bearing live center for smooth turnings
  • Extension bed (46-463) is a 25-1/2 in. long cast-iron bed that increases the overall bed length of the midi lathe to 42 in.
  • Heavy-duty, steel knockout bar
  • 4-groove belt provides superior power to turn large objects
  • Large up-front belt access allows the user to easily change speeds
  • On-board storage for easy access to adjustment tools
  • 6 in. and 10 in. tool rests provides tool support in a variety of turning applications
  • 12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe - 46-455
  • 6 in. Tool Rest
  • 10 in. Tool Rest
  • Tool Rest Base
  • 3 in. Chrome Face Plate
  • Spur Center
  • Live Center
  • Knockout Bar
  • Wrenches


Length: 36 in.
Width: 11 in.
Height: 17.75 in.
Weight: 93 lbs.
Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2 in.
Horsepower: 0.75
Motor Type: Single Phase
Shipping Weight: 106 lbs.
Swing Over Bed: 12-1/2-in
Swing Over Cross Slide: 9-9/16-in
Tailstock Spindle Travel: 2-1/4-in
Taper in Tailstock Spindle: MT-2
Voltage: 120V


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Delta12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe

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  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good design (5)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Safe (3)


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    • Home use (5)
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    Fine piece of machinery

    By Johnny D.

    from Southwest Virginia

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    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful


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    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Home Use
    • Professional Use

    Comments about 12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe:

    I purchased this lathe after doing much searching for a powerful, yet affordable lathe for pen making. I chose the Delta over the 'cheaper' mini's because most of them aren't expandable. The Delta runs 4000rpms with no vibration and very little sound. It is smooth, powerful, and has been engineered to last a lifetime.

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    • 12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe


      What is cost of shipping to Canada
      Asked on 11/19/2013 by Mac from Nova Scotia. Canada

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        Currently we do not ship to Canada.

        Answered on 11/21/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
    • 12-1/2 in. 5-Speed Midi Lathe


      I need a new belt how to I order
      Asked on 11/26/2012 by Ron from bainbridge ga 39819

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        You can order replacement parts directly through the manufacturer.

        Answered on 11/26/2012 by Community Answer from None
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