Powermatic 1792020 PM2020 Short Bed Lathe


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The 1792020 includes:

  • 1x Powermatic 1792020 PM202 Short Bed Lathe


  • 2HP 1/3PH 230V
  • Set of dead centers which hold a spindle for visual comparison
  • Sliding headstock with electronic variable speed and digital RPM readout for accurate speed adjustments
  • Spindle lock and built in spindle indexing on the headstock for drilling hole patterns, routing flutes, and other equally spaced features
  • Redesigned tool rest geometry allows for better chisel movement along the tool rest
  • Laser etched quill is self-ejecting.
  • Brass tipped knockout bar concentrates the action in the sliding handle; the brass tip will not damage drive centers
  • Attached tool caddy allows convenient access to centers, wrenches, etc.

The features you love on the 3520B lathe are now available in a smaller footprint. The PM2020 lathe is perfect for turners short on space, or projects where a short bed is convenient. Like its big brother, the PM2020 features a sliding headstock, electronic variable speed with low and high speed ranges, and the spindle lock. The enhanced features include a digital RPM readout, built in spindle indexing on the head stock, and a re-designed tailstock with internal storage, chrome trimmed handwheels, and a laser etched quill which is self-ejecting. Additional features include a set of dead centers which hold a spindle for visual comparison, a two position mount for the optional bed extension, a sliding hammer knockout rod with brass tip, an attached tool caddy and a metal shelf for tool storage.

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  • Tailstock has internal storage for additional accessories
  • Chrome trimmed handwheels are ergonomic for a comfortable feel
  • Two position mount for the optional bed extension
  • 2HP TEFC Motor
  • Safety shield
  • 3 face plate and face plate wrench"
  • 14 tool rest"
  • Multiple ball-bearing live center
  • All of the accessories for the 3520B will work on this new PM2020 lathe. In fact, the only difference between these two models is the distance between centers, and the comparator feature which is not included on the 2020.

Tech Specs:

  • Brand: Powermatic
  • Model: PM2020
  • MPN: 1792020
  • UPC: 731325352597
  • Type: Short Bed Lathe
  • Motor Voltage (V.) (EN): 220
  • Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.) (EN): 20
  • Motor Phase (EN): 1
  • Motor Power (HP) (EN): 2
  • Spindle Taper (EN): MT2
  • Working Distance Between Centers: 20"
  • Working Distance Between Centers, 18" Bed extension mounted: 38"
  • Maximum Distance Between spindle face and tailstock quill: 23-3/4"
  • Swing Over bed: 20"
  • Swing Over Toolrest Base: 17"
  • Indexing Positions: 48
  • Spindle Speeds (RPM): High 125 - 3200 Low 50-1200
  • Spindle Thread Size: 1-1/4" x 8 TPI
  • Spindle Direction: Forward/Reverse
  • Tailstock quill taper: #2 Morse
  • Hole through tailstock spindle, diamete: 3/8"
  • Tailstock quill travel: 4.5"
  • Material Makeup: Cast iron
  • Outboard external threads: 1-3/16"—18 UNC
  • Tailstock quill taper: #2 Morse
  • Package Qty.: 1

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