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JET 16" x 42" Variable Speed Wood Lathe WL-1642-2EVS ~ 2HP, 230V

JET 16" x 42" Variable Speed Wood Lathe WL-1642-2EVS ~ 2HP, 230V

09-07-2016 12:17 AM by XDM525 | 7 comments »

After 10 days of research and comparison I decided on a Jet . Many factors were resolved but the hangup was finding a lathe at the best price from a company that would give confidence in the purchase and the process. I wanted to save the $170 sales tax dollars too. So I got on line looking for the lathe. What I found was lots of companies that did not have the 1642 in stock. Finally, I found one on ebay (eqss1) and at a price 600 bucks less than anyone else. Too good to be true. Long...

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Great 115 Volt Saw

Great 115 Volt Saw

09-01-2009 04:11 AM by Ben | 11 comments »

I finally received my supersaw after two months on backorder. It was worth the wait. Jet ran a Fathers day deal in June and I got it cheap. Assembly I spent the better part of a Saturday putting the whole machine together. Everything was packaged well and there was no damage. I would rate the manual a 7 out of 10. I did spend 20 minutes looking for one package of bolts that they had packed inside one of the fence rails with the cap on it. I finally read the manual very closely to ...

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Riser Block

Riser Block

07-12-2008 11:05 PM by khop | 6 comments »

The riser block made for the Grizzly G0555 14” bandsaw also works on the older Jet 14” saw. I compared the cost and it was a no brainer. The Grizzly H3051 Extension kit does the job for only $59.00 . This kit comes complete including a new 105” blade. The blade isn’t the best, so maybe order a good one for resawing. I also equiped this saw with new tires from Rockler. Most reviews say they are the ones to get. The cost of the tires are most resonable at rockler (HUH). ...

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Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

11-24-2017 02:30 AM by DonCiem | 17 comments »

When I purchased and first used this tool, it was a love affair. I first used it to produce a supply of 1/8” red oak sheets that I used to reface our existing kitchen cabinets. After that was complete I used it for a variety of small projects. (I run a home shop, not a commercial shop, so the projects were varied.) After less than 50 t0 100 hours of use, disaster. The lead threads/lead screw design failed. The lead threads in the the soft aluminum sanding drum cover casting stripp...

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4 years later for this workhorse

4 years later for this workhorse

06-26-2016 10:51 PM by Cato | 3 comments »

First reviewed this saw a few months after getting it in March 2012. 4 years later and I am as happy today as when I first got the saw. This saw runs smooth, is powerful, and is easy to maintain. The fence is true and stays accurate without needing adjustment, ever. Modular blade guard that it shares with Powermatic is great. Table top has been terrific and when I had to store the saw when we moved just a coat of WD specialist sprayed on it protected it from humidity and moisture ...

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"Benny" and Her JET

"Benny" and Her JET

01-05-2010 07:55 AM by mmh | 3 comments »

Well, I may need to change my name to “Benny” for this title, but this is my latest addition to the wood workshop as I dearly needed an upgrade from the Craftsman 6” x 36” belt sander which I tend to replace every 18 months (via 2 yr. service contract). The difference between the Craftsman 6” x 36” and the JET 6” x 48” models are like Night vs. Day. Same concept, but the function and quality are on opposite sides of the spectrum. For the pr...

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Jet Tools / ToolSelect.com review

Jet Tools / ToolSelect.com review

11-05-2011 03:00 PM by Kjuly | 6 comments »

This is a three part review.The first part is my experiences making the tool review video followed by two videos produced by ToolSelect.comKeith ToolSelect.com review… part 1Who or what is ToolSelect.com? Here is a quote from ToolSelect.com’s website: “ToolSelect.com is an unbiased power tool comparison website that offers our users a wide range of resources and information to assist you in researching your intended purchase.” I am a woodworker who was asked by ToolSelect.com to ...

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Very, Very nice beginner lathe

Very, Very nice beginner lathe

12-24-2008 06:00 AM by teenagewoodworker | 18 comments »

i have had my Jet mini lathe for about 5 months now and it is a solid performer. there is a lot to consider when looking at lather so this will be a pretty long review but worth it. Power Power is a big thing when looking into a lathe. this lathe is 1/2 hp which is underpowered. this lathe does do quite well though. i find that i can stall it up up usually i am good. the only times that i have been able to stall it up is when roughing out very large out of true logs. other than that it ...

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Wow,  wish I would have bought one sooner.

Wow, wish I would have bought one sooner.

03-12-2012 01:41 AM by Chris | 21 comments »

I finally broke down and purchased a drum sander while Jet was having a 15% off sale. After reading the reviews here and elsewhere I decided to go with the 16-32. I had zero issues with tracking on the belt and leveling the drum was pretty straight forward. I spent about 2 hours setting it up and testing it out. I added a set of locking casters to make it mobile. I usually spend a couple of hours leveling a glue up by hand when making cutting boards. This sander has saved me around 8hrs o...

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Jet Speed Clamps with Slip Clutch and 4" Throat

Jet Speed Clamps with Slip Clutch and 4" Throat

09-12-2011 08:34 PM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

These clamps were needed to reach over my pipe clamps during complicated glueups. The long 4” throat can accomplish this easily. The handle is large enough in diameter for good clamping pressure, and they easily closed all of my mortise and tenon joints with no gap. Cons: The clamp pads fall off easily. This is easily solved with a dab of silicone caulking. The slip clutch occasionally slips when you don’t want it to. I usually prefer clamps with a trigger for ju...

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