Powermatic 3520A Lathe

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Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: HV00??
Make/Model: Powermatic 3520A Wood Lathe (google)
Arrival Date: 06/2022
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: yes
Contact: Dave Velzy
Floorplan: Woodshop

To Do List

  1. Assign asset tag
  2. Sort out donated tools
  3. Set up tool storage
  4. Document Start up and run process
  5. Level tool sharpening stand (floor is uneven so it wobbles)
  6. Document tool sharpening
  7. Run test piece
  8. Do a class


This Powermatic 3520A wood lathe, has an electronic variable speed control on its 2 HP Max motor to enable turning objects at any speed between 0 and 3,200 RPMs. Note" The speed LED display is on the back side of the headstock and is not viewable from the front. There is a chart in the manual that converts the reading to spindle RPM.

Manual: File:Lathe 20'' Woodturning Powermatic 3520A .pdf

Parts List: Parts List for the Delta Wood Lathe

Product Evaluation: Product Evaluation


  • Powerful 2 hp max, 3ph motor run from 220V 1ph through a VFD
  • 20-inch swing capacity (508 mm)
  • The base 3520A lathe has a maximum distance between centers of 34 1/2" (977 mm).
  • Electronic variable Speed with three-pulley speed ranges provide the required speeds needed to turn a project without changing belt position
  • Forward and Reversing function allows the turner to achieve a superior finish. Sanding a turned piece with the grain causes the wood fibers to lay down and remain rough.
  • Belt tensioning system for easy and quick speed changes and sets the belt at the correct tension every time for maximum power transfer and longer tool life


  • Skew Chisels
  • Roughing Gouges
  • Spindle and Bowl Gouges
  • Two 13mm drill chucks
  • Live Center
  • Two Dead Centers
  • Pen Turning Collet
  • Radius Gauge
  • Tekna Tool Titan Chuck - with multiple jaws. Note most all of the jaws we have fit this chuck.
  • Two Six Screw Face Plates for large blanks
  • Quick Close Chuck
  • 3/4" Collet Chuck
  • 6" Tool Rest
  • 12" Tool Rest
  • Knock Out Tool


  • Motor: 2 HP max, 240V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase
  • Speed: 0 to 3200 RPM
  • Swing Over Bed: 20 in.
  • Distance between Centers with Extension: 38 in.


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Pic of knockout tool location

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4 Jaw Nova chuck for wood lathe