|Review by runngt||posted 03-05-2008 06:24 PM||4552 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
- JET JML-1014VSI 10-Inch X 14-Inch Variable Speed Indexing Mini Lathe
- Brand: JET | Category: Lathes
This was my first lathe since middle school shop class. Back then I made a lamp for my mother that made it all the way to state finals. I was excited to get this in my shop and start turning on it and after several months it has performed flawlessly!! I have added the bed extension but not used the tool since adding it. The bed is very solid and the extension was easy to install and level.
This model has the spindle lock and indexing head and operates at 500 – 3900 rpm. I think it is a 1/2hp which has been able to spin anything I have put on it so far. The belt pulley change is a snap as it has a lever to release the motor tension on the bottom, push up the motor move the belt, push down the motor and re-tension the lever, easy as that. This model also has a speed selector knob located within easy reach for adjustments on the fly (speed will vary dependat upon belt and pulley location) and a toggle switch for easy on off, although I would have liked to see a “lock out” power switch this one does the job.
Future projects are some table legs (that is the reason for the bed extension) so I will have to update on how turning a 34” piece of lumber on it went. So far though with the pens and one bowl I have turned this has been a joy to work on.
I believe this lathe lists for $329 and the bed extension for $59 which is worth every penny!
-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !