Delta 12-1/2 in. Midi-Lathe Variable Speed Wood Lathe-46-460 - The Home Depot


Model # 46-460

Internet # 203313763

12-1/2 in. Midi-Lathe Variable Speed Wood Lathe

Delta 12-1/2 in. Midi-Lathe Variable Speed Wood Lathe

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$622.11 / box


Model # 46-460

Internet # 203313763

Delta 46-460 12-1/2 in. Variable-Speed Midi Lathe, patented belt tensioning system for easy and quick speed changes and sets the belt at the correct tension every time for maximum power transfer and longer tool life. Indexing pin to lock the head stock spindle in 24 different locations for fluting and other decorative applications. All cast-iron construction provides stability and is extremely durable. Over Headstock On/Off switch provides easy in use access.

  • Powerful 1 HP max, 1,725 rpm motor
  • Large 12-1/2 in. swing capacity provides the largest capacity in its class
  • Electronic variable speed with 3-pulley speed ranges provide the required speeds needed to turn a project without changing belt position
  • Forward and reversing function allows the turner to achieve a superior finish, with the Delta 46-460 it is a simple flip of the switch
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Assembled Depth (in.)  34.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  14.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  21.5 in  Product Depth (in.)  34.5 
Product Height (in.)  14.25  Product Width (in.)  21.5 
Bench & Stationary Tool Type  Lathes  Bench or Stationary  Bench 
Color Family  Silver  Horsepower (hp)  1 hp 
Maximum Speed (rpm)  4000  Minimum speed (rpm)  250 
Power Tool Product Type  Bench & Stationary  Product Weight (lb.)  106 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  CSA Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  5 Years (parts and Labor) 


Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Lathe I Have Used Yet It has a very powerful motor so you rarely have stalls while turning. Also a nice feature is the reverse, which a lot of people say they don't use but I have used it on everyone of my projects so far and it makes the finish so much better! I was skeptical at first about buying this lathe because of what I had heard about Delta's C.S., I haven't had to deal with them yet and hopefully don't have to. So far though I am VERY happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend this lathe. October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful Lathe! This lathe is a pleasure to use. It’s powerful but surprisingly quiet. It has variable speed and 3 belt positions for each speed range. The tail stock and tool rest assembly glide easily along the lathe bed, and they’re easy to lock and unlock with a quarter turn of the locking levers. They're also easy to remove from the lathe bed if they're in the way during finish sanding. The reverse feature is handy for finish sanding; it's easier on the fingers, and the sawdust goes to the back instead of towards the operator. The reverse feature is good only when using the faceplate, which can be "locked" onto the spindle so it won't unscrew. Using a chuck in reverse would likely be a problem. The two tool rests are a little wimpy; they’re lightweight and easily marred, and my tools do not glide along them. I may have to upgrade them, but the posts are an odd size. The included lathe stand was the deciding factor for this purchase from Home Depot. It’s wonderfully sturdy and stable, and it has leveling feet. The tool holder on the stand is really only good for storing the tool rests; my lathe tools just fall through. I was hesitant to go with a Delta due to the service problems and difficulty getting repair parts, so I hope this lathe continues to work flawlessly. I’ve owned several lathes, and this one is by far the best and most versatile. I’m very happy with my purchase. January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect for what I wanted and needed Solid construction great for every project I want to do. Just can't stop using it, so much fun! September 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful product, perfect for my needs. Very well built, easy to learn, easy to operate, great features; couldn't be better! December 4, 2012
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