1794224K, Powermatic 4224B Lathe 3hp 1/3ph 220V

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Powermatic 4224B Lathe with Lamp Kit is over 900 pounds, and the biggest, heaviest, and most capable lathe ever built.

Powermatic 1794224K 4224B Lathe with Lamp Kit 

Powermatic, the golden standard in industrial tools, just keeps on adding to its superior inventory. Meet the wonderfully crafted Powermatic 4224B, the largest and most proficient lathe designed to date. Crashing through all limitations, the 900lb 4224B features an incredibly convenient sliding headstock with a digital RPM readout meter so that you can apply speed accordingly. A spindle lock that is exclusive to Powermatic lathes helpfully locks the spindle so you can put materials on and take them off without any resistance. Room for an optional bed extension and a brass tipped sliding hammer knockout rod double the versatility and productivity of your machine and workshop or jobsite. An innovative tailstock design boasts an integrated internal storage compartment for all of your materials. Check out additional features below!


  • Sliding headstock with electronic variable speed and digital RPM readout for accurate speed adjustments
  • Spindle lock and built in spindle indexing on the headstock for drilling hole patterns, routing flutes, and other equally spaced features
  • Vacuum system provides quick method of chucking bowl blanks
  • 15-amp quad receptacle for easy reach of powered accessories
  • Two 100W task lamps provide ideal lighting
  • Air nozzle with quick connect for clearing dust/chips
  • Set of dead centers which hold a spindle for visual comparison
  • Laser etched quill is self ejecting.
  • Two position mount for the optional bed extension
  • Brass tipped knockout bar concentrates the action in the sliding handle; the brass tip will not damage drive centers
  • Attached tool caddy allows convenient access to centers, wrenches, etc.
  • Tailstock has internal storage for additional accessories
  • Chrome trimmed handwheels are ergonomic for a comfortable feel
  • Magnetic-backed remote on/off switch can be moved anywhere on the machine
  • A variable frequency drive allows this machine to run on single or three phase power


  • Style (Type) Leg Stand 
  • Swing Over Bed (In.) 24 
  • Swing Over Tool Rest Base (In.) 21 
  • Distance Between Centers (In.) 42 
  • Headstock Movement Full Length of Bed 
  • Spindle Taper MT-2 
  • Ram Travel Quill Travel 4-1/2 
  • Spindle Threads (In. x TPI) 1-1/4" x 8 TPI 
  • Spindle Speeds 40 - 3500 
  • Speed Range 40 - 3,500 
  • Number of Indexing Positions 98 
  • Centerline of Spindle to Floor (In.) 44 
  • Outboard Turning 88 
  • Bed Construction Cast Iron 
  • Motor Power (HP) 3 
  • Motor Phase 3 
  • Motor Voltage (V.) 220

Warranty and Service:

Walter Meier (Manufacturing) Inc. warrants every product it sells. If one of our tools needs service or repair, one of our Authorized Service Centers located throughout the United States can give you quick service. In most cases, any of these Walter Meier (Manufacturing) Inc. Authorized Service Centers can authorize warranty repair, assist you in obtaining parts, or perform routine maintenance and major repair on your POWERMATIC® tools.

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