The 5 Best Benchtop Metal Lathes
This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in November of 2018. If you do plenty of metalworking — but not so much that you can justify sacrificing an entire corner of your garage or shop to a giant lathe — these benchtop options are a nifty compromise. Small enough to fit on a table, they still pack sufficient power to machine steel, aluminum, brass, and even copper or wood. They're not industrial-grade, but they can excel at smaller, round-the-house jobs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best benchtop metal lathe on Amazon.
December 05, 2018:
While benchtop lathes aren't generally suitable for larger jobs, the Grizzly G0602 earned the top spot due to its ability to handle bigger pieces of metal without bogging down. The Scenstar Mini Combined was included to satisfy hobbyists who need to craft metal, but who find larger machines to be overkill.