• 18 inch benchtop wood lathes MC1218A
  • 44 inch benchtop wood lathes MC1218AEX
  • 18in, 44in benchtop wood lathes MC1218A, MC1218AEX
  • 18 inch benchtop wood lathes MC1218A
  • 44 inch benchtop wood lathes MC1218AEX
  • 18in, 44in benchtop wood lathes MC1218A, MC1218AEX

18 Inch Benchtop Wood Lathes MC1218A, 44 Inch Extended Woodturning Lathes MC1218AEX

HuaJu Industrial MC1218A is an 18 Inch benchtop wood lathe intended for smaller turning projects. MC1218AEX is an upgraded model. It has a longer distance between centers. The 2 models benchtop wood lathes are ideal for pen turning, smaller dishes, and bowls.  This kind of benchtop wood lathe is popular in North America and Europe, especially for carpenters, DIY hobbyists, wood professionals, or anyone who wants to work wood.


HuaJu Industrial MC1218A & MC1218AEX benchtop wood lathes have a heavy-duty cast iron framework and rubber feet that give superior balance and smooth turning operation. Bed, headstock, interchangeable tool rest, Banjo, and tailstock are cast iron. Even though this MC1218A has 40 kilograms, it has a limited footprint. Therefore, this 12″x18″ benchtop wood lathe(MC1218A) is for cramped space in labs, educational institutions, and small workshops.

A strong 600W induction motor provides a powerful impetus that allows operators to keep power at any speed. Compared with other types of electric motors, this one is more suitable for professional craftsmen.

Meanwhile, the distance between centers is 18″, and the swing over bed is 12″. Incidentally, a 6″ tool rest and a tailstock can be slid to any position for diverse needs in turning applications. A bright light is installed on the machine, so it can be used all day whatever day or night.

Furthermore, a 670mm extension bed is an optional accessory. When the 670mm bed is installed on the tailstock side of the MC1218A, the combination of the two parts become MC1218AEX. In other words, this MC1218AEX benchtop wood lathe can provide a longer turning distance without spending a lot of money on a large woodturning machine.

The 18″ & 44″ benchtop wood lathes are well suitable for experienced DIY enthusiasts and professional carpenters in Europe and North America. 

Standard Features:

  • The lathe is constructed from cast iron and includes a powerful 600W universal motor that provides full torque at all speeds
  • The 5-belt positions with 50HZ at: 650,980,1400,2000,2800 RPM
  • With two handles on the cast iron bed for easier moving
  • A bright light on the machines for all-day use
  • Rear tool holder fitting as standard
  • With extra 670mm extension bed MC1218A-EX available as an optional accessory
Model NumberMC1218AMC1218AEX
Motor Step55
Spindle Speed(rpm)650, 980, 1400, 2000, 2800650, 980, 1400, 2000, 2800
Swing Over Bed(mm)305305
Distance Between Centers(mm)4501120
Drive Spindle1″ 8RH Thread or other1″ 8RH Thread or other
Head and Tailstock Taper#2 morse or other#2 morse or other
Face Plate(in)3″3″
Tool Rest(in)6″6″
Packing Size(cm)91*33*4991*33*49
Units/20″ Container200

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