The Jet Lathe

December 15, 2015 9:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The JET JWL-1221VS 12-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed Wood Lathe has been a workhorse in my shop for the last several years.  This lathe, considered to be in the mini/midi category, gives me a tremendous amount of control built into a full one horsepower machine. With speeds from 60-3600 RPM, I can achieve an exacting amount of control over the turning process, and with the very low end speed I can easily apply my finishes when the times comes. Unlike many other lathes that use a proprietary system of accessories, the Jet will fit the standard 1″ x 8 TPI, which means I didn’t need to switch out everything in my shop. If you’re looking to upgrade your smaller lathe, or thinking about jumping into turning, I’d highly recommend this lathe.

 

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