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04-09-2012 03:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe jet

Located in south-central Minnesota, I’m looking for a used Jet 1642EVS lathe (115v model). Willing to travel a bit for the right one.

Lee Carlson


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#1 posted 04-16-2012 05:20 PM

I’ve used this lathe (my Father owns it) and it is very nice. The EVS feature allows a fine control over the speed that allowed me to cut at the “sweet spot” frequency.
I’ve been keeping an eye out and these went on sale recently on Amazon (and others) for just under $1900.00
I haven’t seen many on the used market. If I find two of them for a good price, I’ll let you know right after I’ve bought mine. ;-)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 11:13 PM

I “babysat” one for a year for a friend, so I know just how it is.

Used ones do seem to be far and few between. Fortunately, I can wait for another day or two :-)

Where are you seeing the sale for under $1,900? Amazon is $2,299. Of course I’ll return the favor if I find a used ones couple :-)

Thanks for the respone

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 11:26 PM

Jet was running a promotion recently and all the discount sites were passing the saving along. I think it ended just a short while ago. If you’re patient it’ll come around again.

My only gripe is the fact that at 110V it is a little under-powered if you really are turning at a max capacity size.
I ran several large columns on it at max capacity and the spindle could be stopped if the gouge would catch.

Fortunately this wasn’t so much of a problem, but it limited how agressive I could get in removing relatively large amounts of material.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 04:02 AM

I found one not too far away. Hopefully I’ll have it soon.

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