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WIVAMAC© lathes are not only built to grow with your skills and expertise but also take into consideration the physical limitations under which some users are compelled to work. It may be that you prefer not to stand for long hours behind your lathe, perhaps you have backache or require to use a wheelchair or turn from a sitting position. If this is the case, then being able to sit down makes it possible for you to continue practising your favourite hobby of woodturning, almost without compromise.
It is to address these issues that WIVAMAC© has created this innovative Sit Down Conversion Kit. It allows you to convert your standard WIVAMAC© lathe into a sit-down version. It allows the lathe to be used in a sitting position in either a normal straight-backed chair or a wheelchair. The kit fits on the entire range of WIVAMAC© lathes, built since 2003.
Should you subsequently decide that you need to dispose of your WivaMac lathe, it can be converted again into the standard standing configuration without any problem.
If you spindle turning features heavily in your turning preferences, it may be worth considering adding a WivaMac bed extension yo the lathe to maintain the original centre distance. The kit is supplied with comprehensive instructions to enable the original WivaMac lathe to be converted for sitting use.
WivaMac are producers of high quality, high performance, superbly built and specified woodturning lathes.
We have worked with WivaMac since our very beginings, indeed we were a customer before we were a retailer. We visited Willy's shop in Belgium where we lived at the time and this was our 'pilgrimage' for woodturning equipment.
We have seen the evolution of the machines over the years. Hemsley Sr. continues to turn on his DB6000 to this day, whilst Hemsley Jr. tackles work on a Zebrano - generations of owners, separated by generations of machines, it seems only fitting really.
To this day, WivaMac continue to put quality manufacturing and innovation top of their list and continue to deliver superbly considred lathes to those who settle for only the best.