PSI Woodworking TCLC10VS Commander 10-Inch Variable Speed Midi Lathe
Although they call this a midi lathe, rather than a mini lathe, I had to include it. This lathe by PSI Woodworking is unique in that it has a digital readout with variable speeds from 150 to 4100 RPM. That allows you to set it for quick cutting or fine finishing. However, the digital readout isn’t just there for show, as it’s connected to a microprocessor speed control, for maximum accuracy. As far as I know, this is the only mini wood lathe with this feature.
There are also a number of features added for convenience, such as carry handles, a tool storage rack and a flexible work light. There are 24 locking indexing positions on the spindle which is more than any other lathe I’ve seen while the tailstock is ball bearing, reducing stress on the workpiece. The motor powering this all is 3/4 HP, providing enough power for projects up to 10 inches in diameter.