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Forum topic by DKV posted 06-09-2015 03:23 PM 1114 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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06-09-2015 03:23 PM

My brother in law sold me this for $300. He thought he wanted to make bowls and discovered he didn’t have as much time or interest as he thought. Now I need to take a trip to WA to pick it up.

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#1 posted 06-09-2015 03:30 PM

Seems pretty good. Might be a bit small for turning decent sized bowls, could be good for soup sized bowls.

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#2 posted 06-09-2015 03:47 PM

I think you did OK! Electronic speed control, and the lathe looks like it has never been used. Did you get any turning tools with it, or is he going to get a bigger lathe? Like was said, the amount of swing on this model precludes using it for large turnings, but this a great lathe for smaller projects. I have turned smaller bowls, finials, knobs, pulls etc., and LOT of pens and pencils on my Jet. Count yourself as fortunate for this good deal IMHO!

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 03:56 PM

Woodbum, it looks like it just came off the showroom floor. I want to try my hand at pens. I also got a set of no name tools…

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#4 posted 06-09-2015 04:07 PM

It’s a great start for your wood turning venture.

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#5 posted 06-09-2015 04:54 PM

Wood turning is a lot of fun. You got a great deal and I’m sure it will provide you w/ a lot of enjoyment.

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#6 posted 06-09-2015 04:56 PM

Hang on man, you just started yourself down a slippery slope ! :-)

Oh and, how far I it from your house to your brother’s in WA? It may cost you more than the lathe to go get it

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#7 posted 06-09-2015 05:40 PM

Joe, I live in Sacramento, my mom lives in OR and my sister lives in WA. I can easily pick it up next time I go to visit…no extra cost to me.

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#8 posted 06-09-2015 06:27 PM

I wouldn’t pay that much.

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#9 posted 06-09-2015 06:41 PM

Probably a good deal with the stand. You pay nearly that much just for it…
Is it variable speed?
Is that the 1014, 1015, or the 1221?

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#10 posted 06-09-2015 08:23 PM

Underdog, it’s the 1014 vsi. Like new.

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#11 posted 06-09-2015 08:25 PM

Alaskaguy, how much would you pay?

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#12 posted 06-09-2015 08:37 PM



Alaskaguy, how much would you pay?

- DKV

Nothing, I don’t turn.
Just giving you some of your own type humor and nonsense. :)

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#13 posted 06-09-2015 08:42 PM

It’s been my experience that if you think you got a good deal, then you did. If you have to ask others if you got a good deal, then you probably didn’t :)

I’d consider $300 a fair price. Not a “you suck” deal, but not too bad either. It’s a baby lathe and not really good for bowl turning, so I am not surprised that your BIL lost interest in doing so. Used for what it was intended, it can be a very nice tool, so get it and start making some chips!

Cheers,
Brad

PS: By “Baby Lathe”, I’m referring to its size, not the operator :)

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#14 posted 06-09-2015 08:43 PM

Right now the Amazon price on the Jet mini 1014 with VSI is $475. (Plus shipping)
The stand is probably no longer available. But from the price on the 1221 stand it’s around $300.

I’d say you didn’t get burned. At all.

I paid a lot less for my manual speed change 1014 @ $275 with bed extension and $25 rebate. Essentially only paid $250.

But heck that was nearly 10 years ago….

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#15 posted 06-09-2015 08:44 PM

You can buy one on amazon without the leg kit for $475.

I have one and like it. Great for turning pens. The variable speed is nice.

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