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Forum topic by bluekingfisher posted 09-12-2011 10:10 AM 1720 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2011 10:10 AM

I am looking at buying the JET mini 1014 Lathe. I am not big into the world of turning but have found having a lathe comes in handy from time to time. My shop is small so I don’t want to have valuable space taken up by a large floor standing lathe.

Most of my machines are from Jet and to keep the theme going was considering the Jet 1014. Has anyone got experience of this model? and is it worth buying. I was looking at the prospect of buying the extension bed too. Would you buy the extension? If so what would be the overall lenght of the machine with extension added?



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#1 posted 09-12-2011 02:42 PM

Absolutely. I have the 1014 and love mine.

So far it’s been a great, reliable lathe.

-- Carl Fisher, Fort Mill, South Carolina --

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 12:02 AM

Just bought this lathe for my son, he took some turning classes this summer and wants to keep turing, I am anxious to see the replies to this post. I still have to get him some turning tools and a bed extension as he wants to turn baseball bats-he’s 11 so I don’t know if this will last but am pleased he is interested in woodworking. Regardless, I found a good reason to buy a lathe that the wife supported. ;)

-- Kevin, Ohio

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 09:24 AM

Thanks for the feedback Carl & Kevin.

I have to contact the JET dealer about the Jet 18” bandsaw I bought a couple of months ago. The blade guard won’t rise up despite me having a good looks at it over the weekend. This is the second one I have had as the first one was sent back due to the powder coating all flaking off.

If I get the correct response from him I’ll put the order in today for the lathe.

Thanks again

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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