Jet 12" Wood Lathe

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Jet Tools
Model:
JWL-1236
Price:
$600

Description

Overall Dimensions: 60" x 17" x 44"
Weight: 206 lbs.
Swing Over Bed: 12"
Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 8¾"
Distance Between Centers: 34½"
Speeds: Six [550-3000 RPM]
Headstock Taper: MT-2
Spindle Nose: 1" x 8 TPI
Hole Through Spindle: 3/8"
Tailstock Taper: MT-2
Hole Through Tailstock: 3/8"
Ram Travel: 2¼ "
Centerline of Spindle to Floor: 40½"
Motor Power: ¾ HP
Motor Voltage: 115 V
Motor Current: 8 A
Motor Phase: Single

WOOD magazine review

Adequate power with little vibration

Review Summary

High points: The 3⁄4-hp motor offers adequate, though not overabundant, power for spindle and bowl work. Stable machine with little vibration. Comes with a tool-rest extension. Positive tool-rest and tailstock lockdown. Smooth operating speed control. Low points: Machine height is low for average-height users. Inconvenient on/off switch location. Inboard and outboard gap beds can limit tool rest positioning. Noisiest lathe tested, at 85 db.
More points: Gap-bed design seems unnecessary because of the swiveling headstock. Motor location crowds the spindle area.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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