Robust Sweet 16 Woodturning Lathe, Standard Bed

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Robust Sweet 16 Woodturning Lathe, Standard Bed

Compact Capacity!

The main feature of the S16 is its removable bed section. Removing the section creates a gap to let you turn a bowl or platter up to 32". Moving the section to the end of the lathe increases spindle turning capacity by 14".

The S16 is available with a Short, Standard or Long bed. Like our other lathes, it adjusts to your height.

The motor drive (aka: "VFD" or "Inverter") lives behind the black panel that doubles as a tool rack. Another tool rack is built into the top of the headstock.

The Sweet 16 is available with a 1-1/2 HP motor in either 110 or 220 volt. A 2HP motor is also available in 220 volt only.

Locking the spindle disconnects the controls, so no more burnt belts if you try to start the lathe with the spindle lock engaged.

There is no belt changing with the variable speed Sweet 16. Low end torque is ensured the use of a vector style motor drive and further augmented by using a smaller pulley on the motor than on the spindle. High end speed (2900 RPM) is derived electronically.

48 position indexing is standard and accessed from inside the headstock as shown in the picture.

We use the same spindle on the Sweet 16 that is used on the larger Robust American Beauty.


The Sweet 16 has:

  • Removable gap section to increase diameter and length capacity
  • Adjustable Spindle Height
  • Corded Pendant Controller
  • 1.5 HP/110 or 220 volt  or  2.0 HP 220 volt
  • Premium Vector Drive with Auto-Tune
  • Variable Speed, Forward/Reverse
  • Graduated Quill


Popular Options:

  • Short, Standard or Long Bed
  • Auxiliary 110 volt outlet
  • Tool Caddy/Tailstock Rack
  • Vacuum Adapter
  • Caster Kit
  • Bed Extension
  • Tilt-Away


Here are links to additional Information:

Robust Sweet 16 Spec Sheet

Robust Sweet 16 Dimensions



The Sweet 16 comes in several factory configurations, and there are many options available.

Call us for more details at (631) 421-TOOL (8665)