The Swiss type is one of the most popular lathes used in woodturning. In fact, it has a very unique reputation. While there are other types of lathes, none of them have a reputation as exceptional as the Swiss type.
Before explaining what makes the Swiss type so popular, let’s take a look at some of the common lathes out there. Some of them you will recognize. For example, the traditional salsa is an example of a lathe. Another is the diamond style lathe. The last of these is the air cast.
The Swiss type does not have a bow in it. The name came from its inventor. The lathe bow is a piece of rotating metal that fits between the work and the tailstock of the lathe.
While other lathes do not have this, the Swiss type has it. This makes it quite difficult to assemble. However, once you have it together, it is easy to assemble, as most of the parts are standard.
The most popular way to use the Swiss type is to use it to turn mitered and fluted blocks. They can also be used to make bowls, bowls and more bowls. It will not do any great design work, but it is just fine for the hobby.
Another use for the Swiss type is to make toys. There are a lot of different items you can make on it, and it can handle any project you want to do. The tools that come with it are very easy to operate and to handle.
No matter how you use the Swiss type, it is sure to be a favorite of the woodturner. Because of its uniqueness, it is likely to become a classic in the future. That is another reason that is so popular.
If you want to give it a try, the best thing to do is to visit a model shop. They are usually equipped with the Swiss type and can show you the ropes. Don’t be surprised if they sell out, because the demand is high and so is the supply.