Powermatic 3520A Lathe

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Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: HV0319
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. Set up tool storage
  3. Document Start up and run process
  4. Document tool sharpening
  5. 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.


  • Motor: 2 HP max, 240V, 60 Hz, 3 Phase run through a VFD speed control
  • 20-inch swing capacity (508 mm)
  • The base 3520A lathe has a maximum distance between centers of 34 1/2" (977 mm).
  • Speed: Two pulley speed ranges. 0 to 1200 RPM and 0 to 3200 RPM
  • Electronic variable Speed control provides 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 tension 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

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