Top of the DB line-up is the DB1200 lathe offering up to 1200 mm (48") between centres and 260 mm (10.5") centre height over the bed. The
DB1200 follows the same general construction principles as the DB1000 but is even more massive in the materials of its construction: with a deeper bed, larger section legs and more widely-spaced headstock bearings in
the enlarged headstock.. The DB1200 features a large diameter spindle with substantial industrial bearings, widely spaced to minimise and effectively distribute the loads imposed by turning. As with the
other lathes in this series, the headstock can both rotate to give clear access for turning large diameter items, and can be positioned anywhere within the length of the bed to allow optimal access to the workpiece
within the "geography" of your workplace. The massive capacity over the bed, in excess of a half meter diameter, is extended to over two metres when using the headstock rotated to permit turning over the floor -
an operation aided by the optional bowl turning attachment. For a more compact version of this lathe, see the DB6000 lathe.
The choice of drive systems provides either a three-phase motor driving through a
five-speed pulley system or, for optimum performance and flexibility, this same five-speed system driven by the excellent Vario electronic variable speed system giving infinitely variable speed over the complete speed
range (see specifications). A more comprehensive review of the features of this lathe is available in the Technical Specifications section of the website. A table of specifications also appears below.
This lathe can also form the foundation of sophisticated woodturning work-centre with accessories for copy-turning, fluting and
all available. No other manufacturer supplying lathes today offers such a comprehensive range of accessories and equipment with which to enhance a basic lathe, extending its capabilities further than most of us can even imagine.
Built in Belgium, to the highest standards, by a dedicated and caring producer, these lathes represent the pinnacle of woodturning ambition for the serious enthusiast and professional woodturner.
Details of individual components may be found on the Technical Specifications page. Take a look through the specifications and see what a "real" lathe could
bring to your world! When you are ready to place your order, please call us on 01235 511101.