1018 Lathe
(no longer available)

We are no longer selling the 1018 Lathe, however we are continuing to offer a full line of accessories for this lathe.

This web page is now dedicated to the ongoing support, any maintenance issues or questions, specifications & warranty information etc.

This 'mini' lathe was designed at the request of those turners having limited space but nevertheless demand a lathe of the highest quality. The machine was designed so that anything that fits in its capacity could be turned without compromise.

This mini lathe has been built with the same sturdy construction as our full size lathes. A high quality, precision spindle, offset tubular bed construction, precision machined bedways, as well as ONEWAY's patented banjo locking mechanism are all standard features on this machine. If you can fit a blank on this little lathe, its performance will not disappoint you.

This lathe has been designed for turner's with limited space, or who are devoted to turning smaller pieces. It was designed in such a way that nothing was sacrificed. It's bed was fashioned after it's larger counterpart, which has already proven itself throughout the woodturning community. By slightly offsetting the bed, chips fall through cleanly and while not sacrificing torsional rigidity. It is made to dwarf current lathes in the market of the same size.

The Lathes Specifications are:

  • Standard distance between centers is 18" ( 42" with Mini Bed Extension)
  • Overall length of lathe- 35 ¾"
  • Overall length of bench - 40"
  • Swing over bed - 10"
  • Swing over banjo - 6 ¾"

Weight with motor -approximately 140 lbs. (bench not included)

The Bed

Bedways and ribs are welded to a 4½ inch diameter * ¼inch wall tube. The assembly is stress relieved and precision machined. Bedways are offset so chips and debris fall straight thru without sacrificing rigidity. Bedways are machined with a seven degree taper for rapid installation and removal of the tailstock. Almost perfect torsional rigidity is achieved - many times more than twin tube or cast iron bed designs.

The Headstock & Spindle

A quick overview of the headstock and spindle features are:

  • 24 position indexing
  • Spindle lock
  • Spindle Thread: 1"-8 tpi (inboard) & 3/4"-16 tpi (outboard)
  • Safety Groove in spindle to prevent accessories from unscrewing from the spindle
  • No. 2 Morse Taper (inboard side)
  • 3/8" thru hole (supports necessary requirements for vacuum chucking)

Our spindles are hardened, machined, and contain four bearings. At the front are two deep groove ball bearings custom fitted with ground spacers, and locked to the shaft with a lock nut in the housing. This minimizes radial and axial play of the spindle. The rear bearings float axially to allow for heat expansion. The bearings are no maintenance greased for life.

The spindle is 1-5/8" at maximum diameter and drilled thru 3/8" with No. 2 Morse Taper at the inboard end. It is made from high alloy steel, hardened and ground to precision tolerance of +- 0.003 inches.

A special self supporting wrench is used to remove accessories from the spindle such as faceplates and chucks.

The spindle nose, which holds the front bearings, protrudes approximately 1½ inches in front of the headstock, allowing easy toll maneuvering when working on the backside of projects.

The spindle is 1" - 8 threads per inch with a groove machined for a lock screw. This design contributes to the safety of this machine, as it reduces the possibility of chucks or faceplates accidentally unscrewing from the spindle. It is also safer when sanding or during braking.

This lathe is a Jack-Shaft design with a 1" wide belt driving the spindle from the intermediate shaft. This design adds cost, but the benefits are much greater rigidity for turning. Motor to jack-shaft utilises a six groove poly V belt, which can be easily changed or replaced.

The Drive (AC Electronic Variable speed with Dynamic Braking)

The drive package is fully electronic with speed from 0 - 4000 RPM in both forward and reverse. Lathes are available in several configurations:

  • No Motor or Drive (pulley, belt and motor bracket supplied).
  • 1 HP - requiring 110 Volts. This is the standard configuration for these lathes.
  • 1 Hp - requiring 220 Volt. The lathe can be configured to run on 220 Volts at no extra charge.
  • Speed ranges are 0 - 1000 / 0 - 2500 / 0 - 4000 rpm.
  • Changing the range is easy and can be completed within a minute.
  • The motor is mounted directly below the headstock.
  • Motor pulleys are 3 step, and use 6 groove poly V belts.
  • The controller comes programmed ready for use with built-in ramp up / ramp down, and dynamic breaking. This is a high quality drive, with single phase AC in / 3 phase out.

The Tailstock

  • The tailstock has an 1-1/8" diameter quill with 3" travel.
  • The lead screw is a 3/4" dia. - 6 pitch Acme thread and the barrel has a 3" bearing length.
  • The 4" handwheel and the high lead on this screw allows rapid feeds for drilling.
    Easily removed or installed on the bed.
  • Precision design and a #2 Morse Taper allows the use of stronger live centers and larger drills.
  • The super rigid tailstock clamp is designed so that no flexing will occur under clamp pressure. This will ensure that the clamp will hold firmly while requiring no adjustment for the life of the lathe, and will retain the ease of movement of the tailstock along the bed.

The Banjo / Toolrest Base

Uses ONEWAY's own proven design that ensures even , powerful clamping anywhere on the bed (patent applied for). The sliding cam is supported by a cam support block which rests on a ledge machined in the toolrest base.

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Manufacturers Warranty

All Oneway Lathes are backed by a warranty period of 5 years from the date of purchase. Non-manufactured parts (i.e. Drive, Motor, Bearings etc) are not covered under this warranty; please refer to the relevant Warranty information provided with the lathe.

Quick Links

Headstock & Spindle
Drive (Inverter)
Banjo (Toolrest Base)
1018 Accessories

Quick Reference Specifications

» Spindle Taper #2 Morse
» Tailstock Taper #2 Morse
» Spindle Thread
1"- 8 tpi
Right Hand
» Spindle Thread
¾"- 16 tpi
Right Hand
» Spindle Bearings Four (two front / two rear) - greased for life
» Indexing 24 position
» Spindle Height 42½ inches
» Inverter 1HP AC variable speed with ramp up/down & dynamic braking
» Is the Inverter programmable? Yes
» Motor 1HP - Constant Torque
» Speed Range 0 - 1000 / 0 - 2500 / 0 - 4000
» Tailstock Quill 3" travel
» Banjo Clamping Mechanism Cam Lock (patented)
» Vacuum Ready Yes
» Forward / Reverse Standard
» Emergency Stop Standard
» Hardened Spindle Standard
» Spindle Safety Groove Standard
» Spindle Lock Standard
» Weight approx 280 lbs


Bench (width x depth)
Top 40" x 12 ½"
Bottom (footprint) 40" x 20"
Height 30"
Spindle Height 42½"
Weight ~280 lbs

Options when purchasing this machine include:

24" Mini Bed Extension

As an optional extra for this lathe it increases the distance between centers out to 42". Turners who turn long narrow spindles, such as chair parts, find this extension particularly useful.

RFI Filter

Helps minimize AM (and some TV antennae reception) interference. It can be factory installed or customer installed as an after-market item.

Remote Start/Stop

A Remote Start/Stop control is an available accessory for our complete range of Lathes. It can be factory installed when ordering, or customer installed as an after-market option.

This remote is especially convenient when turning outboard. It is wired into the control box and can be attached anywhere on the lathe using the magnet attached to the remote housing.

Powder Paint

We are now using a new process to paint our lathes. Advantages include the following:

  • increased scratch resistance
  • easier to clean
  • more environmentally friendly - no chemical waste normally associated with traditional painting methods

To view a Data Sheet specific to the powder paint we use on our lathes and lathe accessories, please click here.