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Package deal comprises the Jet JWL-1221VS Woodturning Lathe and Stand for Jet JWL-1221VS Woodturning Lathe.
Jet JWL-1221VS Woodturning Lathe
The Jet JWL1221VS is different to every other Jet lathe that has been before. The whole lathe has been designed to make the woodturning experience better by focusing on control.As with all other JET lathes, this one is made from cast iron, but the bed width is much wider than usually found on machines of this size. This gives great support to the tool rest holder, which also stays exactly where you clamp it even under the heaviest loads. The spindle is supported by heavy duty bearings and is quietly driven by a 745W DC motor via a 6 groove belt system. All of the motor controls are very conveniently located together; the speed control, spindle speed digital readout and forward/reverse selector all come naturally to hand. The tall, rigid tailstock has an ACME barrel leadscrew with 64mm of travel, the barrel and headstock spindles have 2MT tapers. Camlocks on both tailstock and toolrest holder allow easy positioning just where you want them. To help keep things tidy there are tool and cable storage fittings on the bed, keeping those essential tools within easy reach. Although this is a great bench top lathe, with the optional extension bed and matching lathe and bed stands you can expand this lathe into a floor standing machine with over 1,000mm between centres. The lathe stand has a built-in storage tray plus wide feet for stability, whilst the bed extension is an exact match to the lathe bed, giving a completely integrated look to whole machine. This is without doubt a very fine small lathe.
Stand for Jet JWL-1221VS Woodturning Lathe
This substantial stand complements the JWL-1221VS lathe. Having wide feet, it remains very stable and has a convenient tool storage tray built in. Easy to assemble, it provides a ready alternative to bench mounting the lathe.
20 October 2016
so far so goodHad this little beauty about 3 weeks now, I got it as an upgrade from my old 2 bed bar lathe and so far it has performed flawlessly. The build quality is great and the stability of the stand is superb. Only 2 tiny snags. the screw for top pulley cover is held in captivity with a small O ring, that falls off every time the screw is undone,a circlip would be better. Also as mentioned in another post, the speed control knob is easily moved when leaning over the bed to get at a bowl interior. I am very pleased with the lathe and anyone thinking of getting a small lathe should definitely consider this one. At the price it's unbeatable.
21 March 2016
Impressive order fulfilment and aftersales service ...I have for a long time had a hankering to get a woodturning lathe for my garage workshop so, recently, after a lot of research, I decided to buy from Axminster their package deal of a Jet JWL1221VS plus its stand. Here's the thing ... I placed my order on the Wednesday and the lathe was up and working in my workshop by the Friday evening; the first project being started the next morning ... I live on the Ayrshire coast in Scotland. I was super impressed with the Axminster order fulfilment service, and just as impressed with the totally solid, accurately machined, well finished, and as I now consider, high quality lathe that I received. Me being a beginner at woodturning, this lathe is just the right size and has just the right work-piece capacity and, it also has a conveniently placed control panel and range of speeds, all of which seem to have plenty of torque. Notwithstanding my admittedly limited experience in wood turning; for anyone considering buying a mid-range, home hobbyist lathe, then I am completely sincere in my recommendation of this particular machine; it appears there are many happy users of this particular lathe out there. I also highly commend Axminster for their service and support, all of which has been really top notch ... here's a bit more on their support service ...
5 March 2015
Very Versatile Strong LatheI have had this lathe for a little over one year. Totally reliable and I have made and sold many wood turnings, circular picture frames and pens. The bed ways are very robust and there is a wide speed change with bags of torque at low speed.
28 August 2014
A+++++It is 100% vale for Money the fact you choose the speed is fantastic I was using a hobby lathe when I first started but I wanted to have a lathe where I was in Control all the way and this is it if you want to take your wood turning to the next level this is the lathe for you I am so happy whit this lathe I can't say a bad word about it