The DB6000 lathe is essentially a short-bed DB1200 designed to provide the ultimate in lathe performance in a compact package. By shortening
the bed length by 600 mm, the footprint of this lathe is reduced to be smaller than that of the DB800, our most compact conventional lathe configuration. Maintaining the concept of a super-powerful, no-compromises
package, the DB6000 is also available in a "bowl-turner" configuration which includes the DB1020 Bowl Turning Attachment, providing an awesome 100 mm (40") over-bed turning capacity. Coupled with a five-speed belt
transmission, vario electronic speed control and options of 2HP or 3HP drives, this machine provides unsurpassed torque delivery at your fingertips. For comparison, the DB6000 can deliver nearly 10 times the
torque (turning force) available from our DB801, itself reckoned to be a very competent performer!
The DB6000 uses the same headstock, tailstock and banjo as the DB1200. 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 metre diameter, is extended to over two metres when using the headstock rotated to permit turning over the floor.
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 ornamental turning
all available. 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.