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MRod

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04-24-2009 08:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet lathe 16x42 variable speed lathe

Hi fellow dust makers,

I just bought this Lathe for $950. Did I get a good value?

Any of you have any experience working with this Jet 16×42 variable speed lathe?

I finally think I found a good deal and look forward to exploring the world of turning !!!!

Thanks folks!
SPECS
2 HP 230 volt, 6.1 amp
1720 rpm, 3PH
16×42 variable speed lather
Digital display

PIC

Jet 16 x 24 Lathe


-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!


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Hrolfr

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#1 posted 04-24-2009 09:44 PM

From what I can find this Lathe goes for double what you paid new… so I think you did well

-- Hrolfr

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Don K.

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#2 posted 04-24-2009 10:34 PM

I know exactly where you bought that…cause I was biding on it also..lol. You got a good deal !! Only differanc eis I live two hours from where it is…..you have a few more miles to drive to pick it up :(. serves you right for beating me in the sale. (J/K) congrats, I went to the preview and looked at it. You got a good deal.

-- Don S.E. OK

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MRod

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#3 posted 04-24-2009 11:12 PM

AH MAN Don, sorry about that dude.

damn, i feel bad now.

um…..................OK that feeling is gone now-:)

Any thoughts guys on the 3 phase installation in my home shop?

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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Don K.

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 02:04 AM

Same problem I was having Mrod, most of their tools were 3phase. You can do the same I was going to do. swap the motor for a 220 single phase (Probably a little over $220 at Grizzly, or 250 at Grainger) or pick up a 3 phase converter…saw a couple on craigslist for $200 to $250….will spend about the same etheir way. I would go for the new motor….If you ever sale it, it will make it much easier to sale.

-- Don S.E. OK

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MRod

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#5 posted 04-27-2009 04:18 AM

Thanks for the advice Don.

I didn’t get from your last comment if you were successful with other bids at the Oklahoma IRS auction?

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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trifern

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#6 posted 04-27-2009 04:49 AM

You got a great lathe. I look forward to seeing your creations.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Don K.

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#7 posted 04-27-2009 06:53 AM

MRod,
I bought the bundle of belt sanders….9 in all, one dewalt, 7 Porter cables and one black and decker for 400, bought all of the cordless drills, 19 total, a assortment of Bosch, Porter cables, Dewalt and Hitachi’s (Spelling ?) all for 200. I wasn’t really looking for these, but the were all good quality and worked, so I bought them for my crews to use (Remodel business).

I supply all big tools and my guys supply all their smaller tools. But at this price, when they need one I will just sell one to them for the same price I bought it for…or if their short on $$$ they were cheap enough that I can give them a few if needed.

The main things I was bidding on was a 15 inch planner (Delta) a older but nice Powermatic cabinet saw, and the Lathe you bought, I was also bidding on a 10 inch Powermatic Jointer (even though I JUST bought a new Grizzly 8 inch jointer). But the only thing I really wanted was the planner. The bidding on it went nuts in the last 5 min.

The planner I wanted for me because I need a bigger one. The rest, IF I got them, would have just been cleaned up, tested against what I have already….and then sold which ever I decided not to keep.

MRod, If you don’t mind me asking, are you driving all the way down from Colorado to get this, or having it shipped ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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MRod

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#8 posted 04-27-2009 06:03 PM

Hi Don,

I read your profile and admire your life and ability to focus on your family while the business maintains your lifestyle.

I am going to drive down dude in my cargo van…looks like next week sometime.

I hear you on the crazy bidding. I usually make sure I put a level set price in my head of where it no longer makes sense to buy an item. Some of these final bids I look back on from folks and I am thinking – are they crazy, you can by that brand new for a similar price.

Although that Delta Planner was a sturdy monster.

Yeah I had my eye on the jointer too. The final $776 seems like a pretty good deal for that person.

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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MRod

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#9 posted 04-27-2009 06:14 PM

Don, quick question:

In the 2008? manual I was able to download on the JWL 1642EVS – 2 it says the machine comes with an inverter bet. the power cord and the drive motor that takes the 230V 1-phase input and converts it to the 230V 3ph output required by the motor.

Question: Do you think the 2004 model in Collinsville has the same option? It seems like you would not know since you were thinking of picking up an inverter of some kind locally…but…I thought I would ask.

I will ask them the same question as soon as I pay them.

Respectfully,
Mike Rodriguez

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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Don K.

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#10 posted 04-27-2009 06:18 PM

Thanks for the kind words.
Agreed on all said, they had a delta dust collector that went used for more than new. The Jointer was a GREAT deal at $776, a ten inch powermatic wow. If I had not JUST bought the 8” Grizzly I would have bought it for sure. But just couldn’t justify it since I just dropped some $$$$. But I am very happy with my new Grizzly.

When I saw the 10” I looked around and found the very same one in Texas for $1200 used, $1400 if they changed out the motor for a single phase.

-- Don S.E. OK

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Don K.

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#11 posted 04-28-2009 06:10 AM

Sorry MRod,
Just seen the last post of yours, we must have posted at the same time.
To answer your question…I don’t have a clue, lol. My advice would be to just call Jet. I have NO problem calling a manufacterer when buying a used piece of equipment.

Here is their technical suport number 1-800-274-6846

-- Don S.E. OK

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Bill White

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#12 posted 04-28-2009 06:26 PM

NAH! Ya got snookered big time. I’ll give ya your money back if you’ll send that junky ol’ lathe to me. (Snickering in my sleeve.)
Good haul, and good turning.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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