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Cast Iron Electronic Variable Speed Midi Wood Lathe
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    Variable Speed Unit
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    Tool Caddy
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    Cam Loack Toolrest
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    Shown with Optional Bed Extension
Order Code: R806
DML305-VS - Cast Iron Electronic Variable Speed Midi Wood Lathe (240V)
305mm Swing x 393mm Between Centres
Swing Over Bed (mm)
Between Centres (mm)
Spindle Nose Thread
3/4" x 16TPI
Spindle Nose Taper (MT)
Spindle Speeds (rpm)
400 - 3850
Motor Power (kW / hp)
0.37 / 0.5
Voltage / Amperage (V / amp)
240 / 10
Floor Space (W x D x H) (mm)
1030 x 280 x 455
Shipping Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm)
920 x 320 x 570
Nett Weight (kg)
The Record Power DML305-VS cast iron lathe represents a new benchmark in high quality midi lathes and is perfect for the user with minimal space or as a second lathe for demonstrations and shows. The bed is made of finely ground cast iron for weight and rigidity and fitted with cam locking toolrests that clamp easily and solidly to the bed with one handed operation. It gives 393mm between centres as standard and optional bed extensions can be added to increase this capacity. The swing over the bed is 305mm and the 1/2hp motor provides plenty of power for the capacity of the machine. The spindle is 3/4" x 16tpi thread to ensure a wide range of Record Power accessories can be fitted. The lathe is extremely well finished with polished metal handles, spindle lock with indexing and graduated markings on the tailstock barrel. Many of these features are normally only found on expensive professional lathes.

The DML305-VS features high quality full electronic variable speed control. This system should not be confused with cheap and simple rheostat versions which have poor torque and can cause overheating of the motor. The DML305-VS uses a three phase motor and inverter system, similar to that used in the CL4. The high quality inverter converts the single phase supply to three phase, enabling smooth and stepless control through a wide range of speeds. This is an industrially proven method and provides the low end torque that is so essential to the woodturner but is sadly lacking in so many poorer quality alternatives.
  • Cam Lock - Both the toolrest and tailstock feature cam lock adjustment.
  • Powerful Motor - The 1/2hp motor gives quiet and smooth operation with plenty of power for the capacity of the lathes.
  • Highly Accurate - The spindle lock features graduated markings on the tailstock barrell.
  • Tool Caddy - A handy tool caddy is supplied as standard.
  • Variable Speed Unit - User-friendly control panel allows instant speed change at the turn of the dial.
  • Construction - The headstock, tailstock and bed of the DML305-VS are made from cast iron, resulting in a very sturdy machine.
  • Variable spindle speed 400 - 3850rpm

  • Drive centre
  • Live centre
Optional Accessories
  • Extendable Bed - Large capacities between centres can be achieved using the optional bed extensions.

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Spare Parts Ordering
To assist you in ordering your spare part quicker than ever before, we have listed our most common spare parts to suit our Hafco Machinery for purchase online. Just choose between the 2 options outlined below, to find exactly what you are looking for. If you need further assistance please contact us.
Option 1
Browse through the "Common Spare Parts" tab below . Once you have identified your part, you can add it to your cart by clicking on the "+ ADD TO CART" button. If you wish to add multiples of this part you can either click the "+ ADD TO CART" button as many times as you like or click on the "VIEW CART" button and change the order quantity, prior to completing your order.
Option 2
If your part is NOT listed in the "Common Spare Parts" tab below , click the "MORE INFO" button to complete the "Spare Parts Enquiry Form".
This will provide you with the option to email your spare part enquiry direct to our Spare Parts and Service Department, or if you wish, you can download a printable version of this enquiry form which will include a copy of the Parts List to suit this machine (if available). Further instructions for the return email address or fax number of this printable form is provided on the document for your convenience.
NOTE: Please remember to clearly identify your part on the included parts diagram if necessary so that we can respond as quickly as possible with a price and availability for the part(s) you require.