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Robust Lathes (Seven year warranty). CONTACT ALAN FOR PURCHASING INFO)

  • American Beauty, sliding head lathe, 25" swing
  • Sweet 16, 16" swing but with removable bed section will swing 32"
  • The new Scout, mounted on the Universal Stand.
  •  Scout lathe mounted on the universal stand.  Shows the tilting feature of the stand in order for a turner to be seated.
651 307 9059

Product Description

Robust lathes, made in Wisconsin, are machines with strength and quality that are turning heads everywhere.   WITH A SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY BUMPER TO BUMPER  (HEADSTOCK TO TAILSTOCK) FOR EVERYTHING, EVEN THE ELECTONICS! You will probably not find this on any other lathe made in the world.   The image shown is of the American Beauty with a 25" capacity over the bed, and 28" between centers  for $7595 (a long bed option will handle 52" between centers @ $8195).   Options include an outboard capacity that will allow turning up to 60" diameters, and a bed extension that allows 52" between centers.  
Robust is now making a line of three different machines:   American Beauty, the new Scouts and the Sweet 16.   A variety of options are available for each machine. 

Contact Alan for specific information and pricing for any of the models.   Freight on lathes and accessories is added to the the cost of the lathe.  Sales tax is added for Wisconsin shipping addresses or where states other than WI require the submission of sales tax by Robust.  Price for the American Beauty standard bed length machine in 2 hp is $7595 or $8195 in long bed 2 hp version (price may change from stated here--contact Alan for latest pricing and a lot more info.    If you buy a Robust lathe through Alan, he becomes your woodturning coach for as long as you own the the lathe.     Call 651 307 9059 or email Alan   alan@alanlacer.com  for more details, more specs, shipping cost estimate, time frame to build  (yes, build, as these are custom made lathes), all the options, to request a full Robust catalouge or any of the Robust accessories   (tool rest, live center, cup drive, interchangable tool holder, etc.).   These lathes are custom built to your specification choices, so allow 6 to 8 weeks in most cases. 

NOTE:  Take 3% off of the price of a Robust lathe if paying with a check rather than a credit card.



American Beauty: $7595 standard bed 2hp, $8195long bed 2hp, 3hp upgrade $330, outboard turning attachment $740, Tilt-Away tailstock system $850, caster set $415.  

Sweet 16: $7195 short bed 1.5hp, $7295 standard bed 1.5hp, $7495 long bed with 1.5hp, 2hp upgrade $220, caster kit $415, 16" bed extension $395.

Scout: $4295 in 1hp bench model , 1.5 hp upgrade $150, 16" bed extension $395, Universal stand $850, caster set $415.  



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  1. 10 stars out of 5 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2017

    Rating the America Beauty 10 stars out of 5.

    I had my American Beauty for a few years now, so I feel comfortable writing an honest review…

    and yes everything you know or seen on YouTube about the beauty is absolutely true!

    This is the very best Woodlathe money can buy.
    Get all the extras you can, everything is top shelf, and if you plan on moving your lathe any point GET THE CASTERS! They are awesome, yeah they aren’t cheap, however if you like me, I have found ways to adopt them to move other shop furniture.

    The Tilt Away feature for the tailstock is the greatest innovation for moving a large tailstock out of the way, once you go tilt away, you will never go Mustard or Mayo again!

    One of the coolest features about purchasing the lathe other than is made in the USA!

    Purchasing the lathe thru Alan Lacer, one of the very best Woodturning Professionals living today, I have the ability to call him and ask woodturning advice, other related shop question, you name it Alan is awesome to deal with.

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