36" Harbor Freight Wood Lathe


Central Machinery

Model No.: 

Model 34706


Power Tool



Date Acquired: 





Bought this in the summer of 2011 at the Harbor Freight store in Sarasota, Florida. Assembly was a bit challenging, but it runs smoothly, and as several other woodworkers have indicated, it's one of those special Harbor Freight deals that's actually worth much more than the price.  The only quibble I have with it is that it will not run slowly enough to do larger pieces. The slowest it can go is 600 rpm.


This high quality wood lathe is ideal for crafts, hobbies and professional woodworking! The 3/4 HP motor on this CSA listed lathe reaches speeds of up to 2,400 RPM for quick and precise turning and facing on your wood projects. Features include a pivoting headstock to allow extra-large bowl turning capacity.
  • Pivoting headstock for extra-large bowl turning capacity
  • Headstock rotates and locks in position at 45, 90, 135 and 180 degrees
  • Swing over bed: 12''
  • CSA Listed
  • Includes stand, tool rest, drive center, 6'' disc and Allen wrench


Name 12'' x 33-3/8'' Wood Lathe with Reversible Head
SKU 34706
Brand Central Machinery
Capacity 12 in.
Certification CSA
Distance between centers (in.) 33-3/8 in.
Headstock taper Yes
Horsepower (hp) 3/4
Maximum speed (rpm) 2400
Minimum Speed (RPM) 600
Number of locking positions 4
Number of speeds 10
Phase Single
Reversible (y/n) Yes
Tailstock taper MT2
Variable speed (y/n) No
Variable speeds (RPM) 600, 750, 910, 1080, 1260, 1460, 1680, 1910, 2150, 2400
Product Height 45-1/2 in.
Product Length 5 ft.
Product Width 15 in.
Spindle size (in.) 1 in.
Travel length (in.) 2-1/4 in.
Accessories Included Stand, tool rest, drive center, 6'' disc, and Allen wrenches
Warranty 90 Day


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