Powermatic Short Bed Lathe PM2020

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The features you love on the 3520B lathe are now available in a smaller footprint. The PM2020 lathe is perfect for turners short on space, or projects where a short bed is convenient. Like its big brother, the PM2020 features a sliding headstock, electronic variable speed with low and high speed ranges, and the spindle lock. The enhanced features include a digital RPM readout, built in spindle indexing on the head stock, and a re-designed tailstock with internal storage, chrome trimmed handwheels, and a laser etched quill which is self-ejecting. Additional features include a two position mount for the optional bed extension, a sliding hammer knockout rod with brass tip, an attached tool caddy and a metal shelf for tool storage.


  • 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
  • Redesigned tool rest geometry allows for better chisel movement along the tool rest
  • Laser etched quill is self-ejecting.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
  • Standard equipment:
    • 2HP TEFC Motor
    • Safety shield
    • 3" face plate and face plate wrench
    • 14" tool rest
    • Multiple ball-bearing live center
    • Brass tipped knockout rod


  • Swing over bed: 20"
  • Swing over tool rest base: 17"
  • Distance between centers: 20"
  • Headstock movement: Full length of bed
  • Spindle bore: 5/8"
  • Tailstock bore: 3/8"
  • Spindle taper: MT-2
  • Quill taper: MT-2
  • Ram travel quill travel: 4-1/2"
  • Spindle threads: 1-1/4" x 8 TPI
  • Outboard external threads (In. x TPI): 1-3/16-18 UNC
  • Spindle speeds: High 125-3200; Low 50-1200
  • Speed range: 50-3200
  • Number of indexing positions: 48
  • Centerline of spindle to floor: 44" (adjustable)
  • Bed construction: Cast iron
  • Motor power (HP): 2
  • Motor phase: 3
  • Motor voltage (V.): 230 only
  • Prewired voltage (V.): 230 only
  • Wiring remarks: VFD will accept 1 or 3 phase power
  • Motor current (Amps): 6.2
  • Recommended circuit size (Amps.): 20
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