Powermatic 3520C Lathe, 2 HP, 1 or 3 PH, 230V

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The Powermatic® 3520C is the fourth evolution of the time honored 3520 lathe family with many new and improved features. As with every product Powermatic builds, the 3520C pushes the limits of design, innovation and durability.  The 3520C retained all the features of the prior models such as the sliding headstock, electronic variable speed with low and high speed ranges, built in spindle indexing on the head stock, and a spindle lock.

The 3520C now features a movable control box for customizable versatility across the entire body of the lathe.  The tailstock now incorporates and anti-rotation key and Acme threads for smoother operation and increased longevity.  The digital readout now show not only spindle speed but index position for added precision and versatility.


Sliding headstock with electronic variable speed and digital RPM readout for accurate speed adjustments. Moveable control box for customizable versatility.
Main power disconnect switch located on rear of headstock
Upgraded banjo features a non-marring, pinch style clamp for solid tool rest placement
Extended spindle nose increases access to the workpiece
Adjustable riser blocks for 6 inches of height adjusment allowing maximum comfort when turning
Tailstock incorporates Anti-rotation key and Acme threads for smoother operation and increased longevity
Spindle lock and built in spindle indexing on the headstock for drilling hole patterns, routing flutes, and other equally spaced features
Digital Indexing Readout simplifies the indexing process for added precision
Able to maintain speeds as low as 15 RPM
Increased weight to 726 LBs (814 LBs with bed extension) for the most stable turning experience possible
Increased working capacity to a fulll 35 inches between centers
Optional safety shield
Following strict guidelines and electrical requirements, the Powermatic 3520C lathes are CSA certified
Set of dead centers which hold a spindle for visual comparison
Redesigned tool rest geometry allows for better chisel movement along the tool rest
Laser etched quill is self-ejecting.
Two position mount for the optional bed extension
Brass tipped knockout bar concentrates the action in the sliding handle; the brass tip will not damage drive centers
Attached tool caddy allows convenient access to centers, wrenches, etc.
Tailstock has internal storage for additional accessories
Chrome trimmed handwheels are ergonomic for a comfortable feel
Standard Equipment:
2HP TEFC Motor
Safety shield
3" face plate and face plate wrench
14" tool rest
Multiple ball-bearing live center
Brass tipped knockout rod
Drive center
Spindle lock
A variable frequency drive allows this machine to run on single or three phase power




Swing Over Bed (In.)
Swing Over Tool Rest Base (In.)
15 3/4"
Distance Between Centers (In.)
Headstock Movement
Full Length of Bed
Spindle Bore
Tailstock Bore
Spindle Taper
Quill Taper
Ram Travel Quill Travel
Spindle Threads (In. x TPI)
1-1/4 x 8
Outboard External Threads (In. x TPI)
1-3/16-18 UNC
Spindle Speeds
High 40-3200/Low 15-1200
Speed Range
Number of Indexing Positions
Centerline of Spindle to Floor (In.)
40 5/8"
Outboard Turning
Bed Construction
Cast Iron
Motor Power (HP)
Motor Phase
Motor Voltage (V.)
230 only
Prewired Voltage (V.)
230 only
Wiring Remarks
VFD will accept 1 or 3 phase power
Motor Current (Amps)
Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.)