Powermatic Lathe 4224B

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Powermatic Wood Lathe Model 4224B



The Powermatic 4224B just released is quirte possibly the most innovative and durablewood lathe Powermatic has made yet.

Designed to accomplish  any woodturning task, from custom balusters to decorative table legs easily and efficiently.

The Powermatic Lathe 4224B weighs 950 lbs., and has heavy cast iron headstock, tailstock and sturdy legs.  Each leg has a 2”-diameter adjustable feet for leveling.

A 42” working distance between centers and a 24-in swing over the bed allows more capacity and the bedway allows smooth sliding of the tail stock and tool rest. The headstock slides the full length of the bed,  for easier outboard turning. Dual positive cam-action locking devices on the headstock ensure that it remains stable during use.

Additional Features:

  • 3 Horse Power TEFC, 3PH, 220V motor with an inverter allowing incoming power to be single phase
  • Variable speeds ranging from 40 to 3500 rpm.
  • Control panel with a digital spindle readout:  shows the exact rpm for adjustment and fine-tuning.
  • On/off switch with a magnetic base can be moved anywhere on the machine.
  • Built in 98-position indexing
  • Open access eliminates the need to remove the headstock cover to change settings.
  • Forward and reverse rotation
  • Venturi built into the headstock with a fully integrated vacuum system
  • A comparator system provides a mount for pieces being duplicated, so they are within easy reach for measurement and visual comparison.
  • Spindle lock that is engaged by pressing a button on the front of the headstock when attaching or removing work pieces.
  •  14” cast iron tool rest
  • Two built-in 100 watt task lamps
  • Four 115V electric outlets are provided to plug-in auxiliary power tools.

Accessories include both a 20” and 63” extension bed. The 20” extension bed kit provides a total capacity of 62”, a swing away function and an elevating assist. The 63” extension bed provides a total capacity of 105”. Cast iron legs with levelers ensure sturdy support.

For more information on the Powermatic 4224B Lathe (1794224K, $7,499.99), Powermatic 4224B 20” Extension Bed Kit (6294900, $1,472.00) and Powermatic 4224B 63” Extension Bed (6294904, $2,753.00), or to find a local dealer, visit powermatic.com.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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