The Powermatic 3520C is the fourth evolution of the time honored lathe with many new and improved features. The 3520C has retained all the features of the prior models such as the sliding headstock, electronic variable speed with low and high speed ranges, the spindle lock, digital RPM readout and a laser etched quill that is self-ejecting. The enhanced features include a movable control box for maximum versatility, adjustable riser blocks for 6 in. or more of height adjustment and an increased weight of 726 lbs. (814 lbs. with the bed extension). Additional features include a new ergonomic spindle lock design, a digital indexing readout, an Anti-rotation tailstock key for smoother operation, a set of dead centers which hold a spindle for visual comparison, a 2 position mount for the optional bed extension and a sliding hammer knockout rod with brass tip.
Moveable control box for customizable versatility
Main power disconnect switch located on rear of headstock
Self-locating ergonomic spindle lock design for easy, 1-handed operation
Upgraded banjo features a non-marring, pinch style clamp for solid tool rest placement
Extended spindle nose increased access to the work piece
Adjustable risers blocks for 6 in. of height adjustment allowing maximum comfort when turning
Tailstock incorporates anti-rotation key and Acme threads for smoother operation and increased longevity
Digital indexing readout simplifies the indexing process for added precision
The specifications are:
Working distance between centers 36 in. (91 cm) with dual bearing center
Working distance between centers, 20” bed extension mounted 56 in. (142 cm) with dual bearing center
Maximum distance between spindle face and tailstock quill 40-5/8 in. (103 cm)
Swing over bed 20” (508 mm)
Swing over toolrest base 15-3/4 in. (400 mm)
Maximum outboard turning, optional bed extension in low position 38 in. (965 mm).
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May 5, 2021
The motor on this lathe has a screeching sound from zero to approximately 100 rpm. I called the P...
The motor on this lathe has a screeching sound from zero to approximately 100 rpm. I called the Powermatic technical unit and they said the sound is normal. I’m very disappointed.
Dec 16, 2020
This was an upgrade from my Jet 1440 and man, what a difference! So well machined and smooth as silk! My Lathe came with a power cord, just no plug. Easy to set up and a dream to use!
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Customer review from jpwindustries.com
Apr 14, 2020
I bought this lathe in June of 2018. Its a great lathe, heavy duty and lots of power. The only thing I don't like is the centers do not line up perfectly. If I drill a hole with 1-1/2" Forstner bit the hole ends up being 1.560" No matter what I do it doesn't get any closer than that. I called tech support but did not have much luck with him. At that time I said I wouldn't buy another Powermatic. The only time this matters is when drilling a hole from the tailstock. I got over that and yesterday bought a PM2014 lathe.
I had a original 3520 that was made in America and it was perfect. I went with the 3520C for the new changes. I did not want a A or B because of the tool post clamp.
Response from Digital Marketing TeamApr 21, 2020
Mark - Thank you for all of your feedback! I'm forwarding this on to our product & engineering team to see how we can address your issues on the accuracy of the drilling from the tailstock!
Also we'd love to hear what you think about the new 2014 lathe when you get it! It is one of our favorite products right now!
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