• Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Pitdull posted 01-28-2012 03:19 AM 1009 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Pitdull's profile


17 posts in 2379 days

01-28-2012 03:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question

Hi L/J looking to up grade my wood lathe to a jet 1642 or nova dvr xp. what do you gays think would be a better lathe?

4 replies so far

View JollyGreen67's profile


1669 posts in 2763 days

#1 posted 01-28-2012 05:02 AM

I’m sorta partial to my DVR XP. I looked at both, and each has it’s own advantages. I studied it down to how much room I have in my itty bitty shop (2/3 of one bay of a 3 bay garage), and total lathe length. I did not get the legs, as I mounted on top of my Craftsman 8-drawer bench with 2” maple top. Plus, I liked the idea of no belt.
The head doesn’t slide on the ways ike the Jet, but it does a 360 like the Jet. It was a tough decision, as I learned on the Jet in class held at our local Woodcraft. After 3 months of stewing, I think my final decision was based on the overall length.

Good luck!

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

View toolguy65's profile


33 posts in 2403 days

#2 posted 02-01-2012 02:52 AM

“I said pardon”! Not that there is anything wrong with being gay, I don’t think you should address everyone on the site as such or try to single out that sector. Just saying….. Of course, you could watch your spelling.

-- "What do you mean my birth certificate's expired!

View 404 - Not Found's profile

404 - Not Found

2544 posts in 2969 days

#3 posted 02-01-2012 02:58 AM

Hey Rusty, don’t buy a lathe at all, buy some tight fitting t shirts and leather pants and vaseline and earrings with the money instead. If there’s any change, you could bling up your old lathe with some purple paint and leopard skin trim.

View EPJartisan's profile


1118 posts in 3125 days

#4 posted 03-11-2012 07:35 PM

vaseline??.. how unsafe… try silicone instead… Sorry Pitbull. I use a Jet 1220 and i had to get a bed extension, but it never stays in line and I can get wobbles when I turn thin stock, if you get a 1642 please post a review. Though I think you’d get more replies if you edited your question.. I know you were not courting just my opinion.. lol.
Thanks ~ eric

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics