Powermatic 3520C

Powermatic 3520C Wood Lathe Enhances Classic Design with Added Features

Powermatic 3520C

La Vergne, TN – The new Powermatic 3520C Lathe represents the fourth generation of the popular 3520 lathe family with a combination of premium features that expand the boundaries of woodturning capabilities and performance.
 
The Powermatic 3520C features adjustable riser blocks, movable control box, ergonomic spindle lock, digital speed and indexing readout, anti-rotation tailstock key, and more. Pick any woodturning project, and the versatile 3520C can handle it with ease and precision – from turning custom balusters and table legs to handcrafting bowls, vases and pens.
 
Weighing 726 lbs. (814 lbs. with optional bed extension), the Powermatic 3520C is 96 lbs. heavier than its predecessor, the 3520B.  The new lathe’s headstock, tailstock and legs are constructed entirely of heavy-duty cast iron, resulting in a stable, vibration-free work surface.  Adjustable riser blocks allow 6” of height adjustment to maximize operator comfort while turning.
 
The 3520C lathe is driven by a robust, 2 HP, 1PH, 220V motor that can manage large, off-balance work pieces.  The electronic variable speed ranges from 15-1200 RPM on Low and 40-3200 RPM on High.  Maintaining speeds as low as 15 RPM with plenty of torque is ideal for creating intricate, ornamental turnings.
 
A magnetic moveable control box allows convenient operation at a variety of different positions on the lathe.  The digital spindle speed and indexing readout, on/off switch, and forward/reverse switches are conveniently located on the control box. A main power disconnect switch is mounted on the rear of the headstock.
 
The new lathe provides a full 36” working distance between centers and 20” swing over the bed. This allows complex, multi-axis turns and provides maximum capacity for spindle and bowl turning.  A precision-ground bed-way ensures smooth sliding of the tailstock and tool rest. An upgraded banjo incorporates a non-marring, pinch-style clamp for solid tool rest placement.Other features of the 3520C lathe include a self-locating, ergonomic spindle lock for easy one-hand operation and an anti-rotation tailstock key. The lathe also features Acme threads for smooth operation and longevity; a set of dead-centers, which hold a spindle for visual examination; and a sliding hammer knockout rod with brass tip.
 
An optional 20” Bed Extension is available, increasing the 3520C lathe’s capacity to 56” between centers and allowing outboard turning of large, ambitious projects. The lathe incorporates a two-position mount for the optional bed extension.
 
The Powermatic 3520C Lathe is CSA Certified and is backed by Powermatic’s 5-year warranty, with service centers available throughout the United States. 
 
Monday, December 18, 2017