Package deal comprises Jet JWL-1440VS Woodturning Lathe and the JWL-1440VS Floor Stand.
Jet JWL-1440VS Woodturning Lathe
The Jet JWL-1440VS is a completely new design, but follows the principle of being an entirely mechanical variable speed lathe. The cast iron bed is a nice curved design, easy on the eye but also offering extra strength. It also has exceptionally wide slideways, ground to a super smooth surface finish. The headstock incorporates a stepless variomatic style belt drive, easily adjusted by a hand knob situated at the rear. This leaves a clean front face with nothing to get in the way of chisels when turning the back of a bowl. There is a digital spindle speed read-out for easy checking of your spindle speed. The headstock can also swivel and has seven positive locking points plus it can be positioned anywhere along the bed. The toolrest banjo has an offset tool post socket, with a double locking collar which gives extra secure clamping. The tailstock has a graduated barrel, adjusted with an ACME threaded leadscrew. Both tailstock and toolrest holders are cam locked with convenient levers, allowing quick adjustment, but secure holding.
There is also a optional 500mm extension bed (101554), which includes a tool rest riser post, which can be attached to the leg stand giving a bigger diameter for platter turning. It will also fit to the end of the bed to increase the distance between centres by 500mm. This is a simple, strong, well featured lathe which would suit many woodturners at all levels. Supplied with drive centre, tailstock centre, bowl turning toolrest extension and tools.
N.B. The distance between centres will vary and be dependent on the type of centres or accessories used.
JWL-1440VS Floor Stand
Cast iron floor stand for the JWL-1440VS. Supplied with adjustable feet to take care of uneven floors.
|Distance Between Centres||1,016 mm|
|Headstock Taper||2 MT|
|Max Diameter over Bed||368 mm|
|Overall L x W x H||1,880mm x 457mm x 465mm|
|Speed||280 - 2,500 rpm|
|Spindle Thread||T38 M33 x 3.5 mm|
|Tailstock Taper||2 MT|
|Tool Rest Stem Diameter||25.4 mm (1")|
13 October 2017
Fantastic latheBought this as an upgrade to an older lathe after much looking around landed on this one, does everything I ask of it and is able to do even more ( I am still in the process of learning with a very good tutor). Great lathe solid secure, a joy to use, I would highly recommend this lathe, great help from the lads at axminster in North Shields. Delivery was quick and very well organised from head office, had it 4 month or there abouts and no problems other than my own, ha ha.