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Delta 46-460

12-1/2" 1 HP Variable Speed Midi-Lathe

The Delta™ 46-460 1-1/2 HP Midi-Lathe has a 12-1/2" swing capacity that allows for working larger objects.  The variable speed function of this Midi-Lathe allows you to turn objects as big as a chair leg and as small as a thimble making it a versatile addition to any workshop.

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Delta 46-460 12-1/2" 1 HP Variable Speed Midi-Lathe


Product Description

Sanding a turned piece with the grain causes the wood fibers to lay down and remain rough. Sanding a turned piece against the grain will cut the wood fibers smooth. Rotating the turned piece in both directions is the way to achieve a super smooth finish. Most lathes the turner would need to remount the workpiece backward to achieve this dual rotation. This is time consuming and often impossible. With the Delta 46-460 it is as simple as a flip of the switch.

  • The Powerful 1 HP Max motor delivers 1,725 RPM allowing for optimal stock removal
  • The large 12-1/2" swing capacity provides the largest capacity for midi-lathes
  • Has the best-in-class speed range from 250-4,000 RPM giving the slowest low end speed in its class for large turning and fast high end speed for small turnings
  • The forward and reversing function allows the turner to achieve a superior finish
  • The patented belt tension system allows for easy and quick speed changes and sets the belt at the correct tension every time for maximum power transfer and longer tool life
  • The indexing pin is used to lock the head stock spindle in 24 different locations for fluting and other decorative applications
  • The all cast-iron construction provides stability and is extremely durable
  • The midi-lather includes a 3" face plate, a 6" tool rest and a 10" tool rest
  • Turning long spindles require either a longer tool rest or the user to continually move the short tool rest
  • Turning short work requires a short spindle
  • The over headstock On/Off switch provides easy in use access
  • With a maximum distance between centers of 42" (with bed extension), the MIDI LATHE turns objects as long as a chair leg or as short as a thimble
  • Utilizes a ball-bearing live center for fluent movement
  • Has a heavy-duty, steel knockout bar
  • The extension bed (Model 46-463) is a 25-1/2" long cast-iron bed that increases the overall bed length of the 46-460 to 42" (sold separately)
  • The electronic variable speed control has three pulley speed ranges that provide the required speeds needed to turn a project without changing belt position
  • The 6 groove belt allows for superior power to turn larger objects
  • The large up front belt access allows the user to easily change speeds
  • The on board storage allows for easy access to the adjustment tools
  • The 6" and 10" tool rests help to provide tool support in a variety of turning applications

In The Box

In The Box

  • One (1) 1 HP Max, 120 Volts motor
  • One (1) belt tensioning system
  • One (1) 6" and 10" tool rest
  • One (1) spur center
  • One (1) chrome 3" face plate
  • One (1) tool rest base
  • One (1) knockout bar
  • One (1) live center
  • One (1) Set of wrenches



  • Wood Working
  • Carpentry
  • Furniture Making


Additional Information

Manufacturer's SKU 46-460
Brand Delta
Additional No
Safety Info No
Shipping Weight 106.0000
Condition New
Product Weight (lbs.) 97.00 Pounds
Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years
Return Policy 30 Days
Addl Specs


  • Performance: 1 HP Max
  • Voltage: 120V, 60 Hz, 1 Phase
  • Motor Control: Electric Variable Speed
  • No Load Speed: 250 - 700 / 600 - 1.800 / 1,350 - 4,000 RPM

General Information

  • Swing Over Bed:  12-1/2 Inches
  • Swing Over Base:  9-9/16 Inches
  • Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2 Inches
  • Distance Between Centers With Extension: 42 Inches
  • Drive Spindle Thread Count: 1 Inch -8 RH TPI Thread
  • Drive Spindle Through Hole: 15/32 Inches
  • Head and Tailstock Taper: #2 MT MT
  • Tailstock Through Hole 13/32 Inch Self-ejecting
  • Tailstock Spindle Travel: 2-1/4  Inches
  • Tool Rest: 6 and 10 Inches


  • Length: 36 Inches
  • Width: 11  Inches
  • Height: 17-3/4 Inches
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