Jet Midi lathe 1220

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Forum topic by Tim posted 05-07-2013 09:44 AM 1447 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2013 09:44 AM

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I dont have the dough to pay for the Jet Midi Lathe VS but will just the normal Jet midi lathe do the same sort of work? And also, is it a good choice for a first time beginners lathe?

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 10:45 AM

There are two version of this lathe EVS more expensive & less expensive move belt over pulleys to change speeds both do the same work. Kind of like driving manual shift one needs you to operate a clutch to get from stand-still to L-for leap, D-for-drag, & R-for race. In an automatic drive car no need to use a clutch.

These lathes being replaced by Jets new 1221 lathe. Does not look like they dropped price on their 1220 lathes.

I owned Jet 1014 lathe for several years and sold it for $125 couple of years ago. I paid $199 new for it and worked fine but needed room in my shop. Had the earlier version without indexing.

There are several Jet 1014 & 1220 clones out there selling for less money. If can afford a Jet 1220 6-speed lathe vice EVS go for it.

-- Bill

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