Warco has introduced a new variable speed budget lathe, the WM 150, with a price of £499 including VAT and UK mainland delivery. It is a compact bench lathe, supplied with a range of accessories, ready to go. It is available in both Imperial and Metric.


  1. Variable speed

  2. Infinitely speed control between 160-3000 rpm

  3. Induction hardened and ground V-bedway

  4. Digital rev counter

  5. Forward / reverse motor

  6. Interlock chuck guard

  7. Adjustable gibs on cross slide

  8. Zeroing friction dials

  9. All steel gears - both headstock and change gears

  10. Emergency stop switch

  11. Longitudinal power feed

  12. Cast iron bed

  13. Two speed bands allow maximum torque in the lower speeds

  14. Leadscrew hand wheel for sensitive saddle feed


  1. 3 Jaw 80mm self centering chuck

  2. Inside & outside jaws for chuck

  3. Two dead centres

  4. Swarf tray

  5. Rear splash guard

  6. Compound top slide

  7. Change gears

  8. Maintenance tools

  9. Operation manual, spare parts list

Tooling and accessories are also available


Centre height 75mm

Maximum swing 150mm

Distance between centres 300mm

Bed width 70mm

Longitudinal travel  265mm

Spindle taper 1MT

Spindle bore 11mm

Maximum tool size 8mm

Range of spindle speeds 160 - 3000 rpm

Speed bands 2

Range of metric threads (on metric lathe) 0.5 - 1.5mm

Range of imperial threads (on imperial lathe) 16 - 48 tpi

Tailstock taper 1MT

Tailstock quill travel 45mm

Top slide travel 40mm

Compound slide swivel 360º Calibrated 45º - 45º

Chuck mounting Flange fitting

Motor 450w

Power supply 240v

Dimensions L x W x H Measurements taken to end of handle grips. 660 x 330 x 300mm

Weight 25kg

DC motors do not run at full speed in reverse.

More online, or call 01428 682929.