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brownred

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608 days ago

I am thinking of buying a Jet 1642, 2hp lathe and I am trying to find out if they sell a bed extention for that lathe. I see where they have bed extentions for the 1642 1 1/2 hp but cant find anyehere where it says it fits the 2hp lathe or it is specifically says there is one for the 2 hp lathe.
Would anyone here know the answer?

Thanks

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia


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#1 posted 608 days ago

I have 1 ½ HP Jet 1642 there are female threaded holes on one end of my bed not legs. 2HP version uses same bed. Scroll down to bottom of page 5 and tells you both lathe same bed & existing hole.

http://content.jettools.com/whitepapers/708359_whitepaper.pdf

-- Bill

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#2 posted 608 days ago

Thanks bill, that’s what I’ve been looking for.
How do you like the Jet 1 1/2 hp? Do you wish you had gotten the jet 2hp or the Powermatic 3520B?

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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#3 posted 607 days ago

I’m pretty sure the main difference is the 2hp runs on 220V and the 1 1/2”hp is 110V.

The EVS feature is sweet on this lathe, though, with large turnings the 1 1/2hp unit can bog down in a heavy cut. I haven’t used the 2hp to notice any difference.

Bed extension should be the same.

-- "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 607 days ago

At one time both 110/220V versions listed 1 ½ hp, one day 220V became 2 HP. Did they change anything, have no idea? I like the 1 ½ HP version because that is how my small shop is wired. It handles everything I turn.
If had bigger shop and 220V service would want the Powermatic 3520B over the Jet.

I have yet to bog down the motor on my lathe.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 607 days ago

The 3520B keeps poping into my head but a double the price I’m having a hard time with that.
I will have an electrition install a 220 in my basement for $150 to support the Jet 1642 2 hp.

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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#6 posted 607 days ago

Do not really know what you want to turn but might look at swiveling headstock to save few bucks. Can tell you Rikon 1642 manual same as Jet. They go on sale at WoodCraft couple times a year. Not sure of other vendors but guess there are.

20”x37” EVS LATHE
http://www.rikontools.com/productpage_70-450.htm

16” X 42” EVA LATHE
http://www.rikontools.com/productpage_70-300.htm

If do not like swiveling headstocks: 20” x 36”
http://www.rikontools.com/productpage_70-500.htm

Price wise competitive with both Jet & Powermatic.

-- Bill

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#7 posted 607 days ago

I havent looked at Rikon because it isnt a familiar brand to me. Highland woodworking has the Rikon 1642, 1 1/2 hp on sale for $1599.00, I thinking I was 2 hp.
I just now look and see that Highland Woodworking has the 3520B on sale for $3399.99….that just might have just tipped the scales for me. Every where I read when choosing between the Jet 1642 and 3520B, they say go with the 3520.

-- Phil in Sutallee Georgia

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