Jet Wood Lathes
The biggest factor in choosing jet wood lathes is knowing you have made the right choice.
Jet are a manufacturer with an excellent reputation in woodworking machinery and have lots of models of both woodturning and metal turning lathes, catering for most, if not all requirements. Their range surpasses any other make.
Summer reductions of Jet lathes for a limited time only from their main distributor
Four Quality Jet Lathes
I’ll begin with what sounds just right for the small turnings enthusiast, which is the JET JHL-610 Hobby Lathe, which has a 5½" turning radius width and extends to 9¾".
It revolves between 100 and 2000rpm and it’s weight belies its look.
Priced at $1,1,279.86
The second is the
JET 708376 JWL-1220, 12-in x 20-in 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe3/4Hp motorTurn of 12 inchesLength32 inchesWeight99 Pounds
Priced at $559.99The variable speed model of the lathe is the
JET 708376VS JWL-1220VS, 12-in X 20-in Variable Speed Wood Lathe and priced at $709.99.
Although this model is designed to be a Benchtop, (weight of 99lbs) there are legs to make it a floor standing lathe, which is the
Jet 708378 JWL-1220S Stand for the JWL-1220 Lathe at $269.99Should you wish to keep it as a benchtop you can extend the bed length.
Moving on with ever increasing prices to a benchtop model, cheapest from Tool King is the
Jet 708358 JWL-1442VS, 14-in x 42-in VS PRO Benchtop Wood Lathe, which has the following important specifications;Swing over bed 14" but reducing to 10" over the tool restDistance between centers 42-inGross weight 284-Lbs8 speeds 450-3,000 rpmPrice of $1,199.00
The final one of the jet wood lathes, detailed here is the
JET 708359 JWL-1642EVS, 16-in x 42-in 1-1/2 HP Woodworking Lathe from CPOJET, which is a very sturdy 410 lbs.
It has:Swing Over Bed: 16-in but Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 12-inDistance Between Centers:42-in+0 to 3,200 RPM1-1/2 HP, 115VPrice of $2,344.99
Complete instructions also come as standard, not only for setting up the machine but also the preparation of timber to be turned
Through their experiences of customer requirements over many yearsJET have many available accessories.
Should this be your first experience of wood turning, you probably want a few
to get you going. Robert Sorby are one of the best tool manufacturers because of their steel quality but you will find less expensive to suit your purse.
Jet wood lathes are sold through distributors in 25 countries but if there isn't a dealer in your country they will be shipped to you.
I'd love to see your creations, they might inspire me to do more myself, instead of sitting here writing about them and imagining people are out there making weird and wonderful obelisks. I could do with doing more turning, but these days, I can’t even turn the eye of a woman.
But send me a photo or message and I'll drool over them (not the women) on this website. You can do this via the Contact Coach or Your Stories in the navigation bar on the left.
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