Db1000 v


No longer available due to the launch of the new model Zebrano after the summer 2016.

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The Wivamac DB1000 is a free-standing lathe of impressive capability suitable for advanced amateur turners looking to move up to a fully professional-quality lathe and for professional turners who do not engage extensively in very long spindle work.

This superb lathe is available either with a four-speed drive system using stepped pulleys and a poly-vee-belt, with either a three-phase (DB1000D) motor or with the infinitely variable and reversible Vario electronic motor control system (DB1000V) driving through a four-speed poly-vee-belt transmission.  A 2HP motor is available as an option (DB1000D-2, DB1000V-2).    The Vario version is always  supplied with a Vario Control Box (DB1000V-CB, DB1000V-2-CB).

The bedways consist of 2 flat precision steel bars, 15 mm thick.  After welding, the top surface of the bed is precisely machined to eliminate any possible problems of deformation and residual stresses of the bedway material, which can be caused by the heat of welding.

The new cast-iron banjo with two-position facility for the adjustable toolpost socket allows you to place the toolrest in close proximity to the workpiece under all circustances (which is very useful when using the bowl-turning attachment).

The headstock is tapered towards the spindle resulting in easier access to the workpiece.  Bottom and front sides of the headstock are precision machined.  The lathe headstock is fully free to swivel and traverse the lathe bed for optimum positioning to suit any job.

The DB1000 features a heavy-duty, cast iron tailstock which fits this heavy-duty machine perfectly.

The substantial A-frame stand increases the stability of the lathe, especially when turning large diameters or out of balance workpieces.  Each stand has 2 adjustable feet.  The height of the stand is adjustable up to 5 cm.

The DB1000 comes with M33 x 3.5 mm threaded spindle as standard with 24 position indexing, bored 2 MT, cast iron heavy-duty tailstock bored 2 MT, and is supplied complete with 4-prong drive centre; live tail centre, spindle thread protector, 300 mm cast iron toolrest mounted in variable offset banjo; spindle locking pin, toolkit and English Users Manual. 


Capacity (between centres)

960 mm 

Centerheight (over bed)

260 mm

- diameter:
- morse taper:
- throat bore:
- thread:

30 mm
2 MT
10 mm
M33 x 3,5mm, DIN 800


- diameter:

- morse taper:

- throat bore:

- quill travel


30 mm

2 MT

8 mm

110 mm


220/380V Tri, 750 W or 1500 W


480, 800, 1500, 2500 rpm (DB1000)
120-3000 rpm (DB1000 Vario)


160 kg

Total length:

1750 mm