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JET’s JWL-1220VS Variable Speed Wood Lathe, A Better Lathe for Your Benchtop

For years JET has been known for manufacturing some of the best mini lathes in the woodworking industry. Building on the success of these models and developing the technology of their most loved machines, JET has taken this standard to a whole new level of high performance. The new JWL-1220VS Variable Speed ​​Wood Lathe, for example, brings a whole new ball game to your bench.

To start, the lathe has a powerful 3/4 HP motor with variable speed settings. Thanks to a sophisticated electronic system and finely machined six-step pulleys, the JWL-1220VS offers continuous speed operation between 270 and 4,200 rpm. As a result, the lathe has more than enough muscle to run smoothly, strongly and consistently during each application. Having 5 numerical speed settings, the electronic variable speed system also ensures that very specific RPM settings are simple. Because the motor is mounted directly under the lathe bench, that big-muscled motor doesn’t get in the way, but is easy to access for belt tensioning, maintenance, etc. The tool-free levers on the front of the lathe also make belt tensioning a quick and easy process.

The lathe bed is well built and in high strength cast iron to increase the stability of the machine and limit vibrations during use. It supports stocks up to 12 inches in diameter and 20 inches in length giving you the ability to handle large projects, and despite being a bench top machine, the JWL-1220VS can be equipped with a bed extension (giving you nearly 50 inches between centers ) and / or with a solid adjustable stand for added versatility. The sturdy metal handles also contribute to the portability of the lathe.

The JWL-1220VS also features a self-ejecting tailstock for easy and safe tool removal, and because the tailstock is hollow too, the removable tip on the live center allows for drilling into the stock as well. The lathe centers are well arranged to turn your projects to a perfect center and with an easy to use spindle lock and 24 position indexing capability, the lathe helps users to create all kinds of ornaments (such as groove applications or veins) with total consistency and precision. The machine also features an integrated work light to keep workpieces well lit and adjustable leveling feet with rubber toe to reduce movement during use.

To make sure you can easily equip your lathe with common and special accessories, the JWL-1220VS is designed to be compatible with popular accessories. The spindle and tailstock accept Morse taper No. 2 and the outside of the spindle nose is threaded with the popular 1 x 8 thread pattern. This makes it easy to find what you need and allows you to continue using accessories you may already have. Of course, the lathe also includes a full range of accessories such as a four-wing transmission, a live center with premium quality ball bearings, a knockout rod (just in case you need it), 10-inch tool holders and 6 inches, a 3 inch diameter faceplate and a sweet pair of glasses.

Ultimately, JET’s JWL-1220VS wood lathe is built to deliver optimum longevity and intelligently built to produce total accuracy. If you are looking for a high performance lathe that is both powerful and compact, there is no better choice than JET’s JWL-1220VS Variable Speed ​​Wood Lathe. Cultivate your skills and improve the quality of your results with this versatile and totally superior bench lathe.

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