Vicmark Lathe VL200

Aliases Vicmark VL200
The Better Lathe
Official Maintainer To be determined

Out of Order

Machine is currently in the process of being restored.

Ale, Josh and Murray are currently working on this.

See Trello Card

This machine requires induction to use.

PLACEHOLDER: There is a large collection of PPE Icons in the “resources” folder. Please update these two columns with appropriate PPE recommendations. Columns of the tables are “Recommended/Required/Warning/Maintenance”, PPE Icon and Description. Delete this line.

Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Recommended Please wear goggles or a face shield
Recommended We recommend the use of a respirator
Maintenance Disconnect power to the lathe before performing maintenance, including changing belt speed
Maintenance Ensure lathe is stopped before adjusting accessories such as tool rests.

1 Outboard Spindle / Handwheel
2 Headstock Spindle
3 Toolrest
4 Camlock / Banjo
5 Quill
6 Tailstock
7 Tailstock handwheel
8 Tailstock locking lever
9 Speed Controller / Inverter
10 Motor
11 Toolrest locking lever
12 Camlock / Banjo Locking lever

Speed controller/inverter

Name Value
Model S1100V Control Inverter
Voltage Level 4T (3phase 415 V)
Max Motor Power


Name Value
Model MSE3-90L-2
Serial B20041800154
Power 3.0 hp
Volt 240/415
Power 2.2 KW
Amps 7.29/4.19
Hz 50.0
RPM 2915
Connections delta Y
Manuf Ph 02 9607 4100

Lathe Bed

Name Value
Attribute A 305mm
Attribute B 1600 mm x 270 mm
Attribute C 3.0 hp



  • Details TBA
Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
01/01/2020 PLACEHOLDER Describe the problem PLACEHOLDER Describe the workaround currently in place Placeholder Describe a proposed fix or solution
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
–/10/2020 External Speed Controller Start/Stop & speed control dial added Start/Stop button and a speed control dial wired to controller. Controller registers adjusted to use terminal inputs <~$50
04/01/2021 Murray, Duncan Head stock bearings heating up & unstable at high speed Remove and repack with bearing grease $0ish
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
4_jaw_chuck.jpeg Workpiece Holding 4 Jaw Self-Centring Chuck
VM120 V00285-1 For general work holding.
Vicmarc 4-Jaw Chuck Manual
drive_dog.jpeg Workpiece Holding Drive Dog
25mm Heavy Duty V00341 MT2 drive dog for inserting in the headstock spindle.
live_centre.jpeg Workpiece Holding Live Centre
MT2 Cone Heavy Duty V00269 live centre for inserting in the tailstock.
face_plate.jpeg Workpiece Holding Face Plate
125mm faceplate V00412-1; For holding large pieces for roughing
wood_screw.jpeg Workpiece Holding Screw Point
For mounting small cross grain pieces
chuck_tools.jpeg Accessory Tooling Chuck Tools 10mm and 4mm T-Handled Allen Key Wrenches TBA TBA
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
PLACEHOLDER Image, 100 width PLACEHOLDER Category of consumable PLACEHOLDER Consumable Name
PLACEHOLDER Consumable description and usage
PLACEHOLDER Description of where the consumable is stored PLACEHOLDER Link to where it can be bought
Interval Task
PLACEHOLDER Pick one: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Biannual/Annual PLACEHOLDER Description of maintenance task and any relevant parameters Last Check
Quarterly check inverter heatsink is free of dust. Exhaust fan at top of unit must be operational and no dust on heatsink 6/10/2020
Quarterly Belt Condition
Annual pulley condition

PLACEHOLDER A RACI is an important documentation process to let people know what ACTIONS can happen, and who needs to be Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed for each ACTION. Delete this line.

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

PLACEHOLDER: Risk assessment is important to ensure we are making tools available to members in a responsible fashion. Please make every effort to do a reasonable risk assessment. If there is a safety incident with the tool, please redo a risk assessment and add it to the table.

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 PLACEHOLDER DEATH Intolerable Probable 11 PLACEHOLDER Induction to train users in correct usage Low Improbable 1

PLACEHOLDER: A decision register is for general documentation when some decision is made regarding the tool. To change its location, mode of operation, to buy an accessory, to replace something, to change how it operates etc. Delete this line.

Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
0000 Example decision Provides an example 08/08/20 JH Approved JH 08/08/20 A line was put in the register
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