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JET 708352 JWL-1236 Woodworking Lathe, 12-Inch Swing 3/4 HP 115-Volt 1-Phase

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  • 12-inch variable speed wood lathe with stand
  • 3/4-horsepower motor
  • Cast-iron lathe bed
  • 183-pounds
  • 60 by 17 by 44-inches
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 708352
Item Weight173 pounds
Product Dimensions56.5 x 15 x 13.2 inches
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Item model number708352
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Voltage115 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description2 Year
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB00006ANS3
Best Sellers Rank #339,702 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight178.5 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableJuly 1, 2002
  
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Product Description

Product Description

708352 Features: -Heavy duty cast-iron lathe bed adds stability while limiting vibration during operation.-Indexing mechanism allows for fast, efficient, fluting and veining operations.-Live center has a removable pin for boring through stock.-Cam lock mechanisms allow adjustments of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base without having to use tools.-Hollow tailstock allows you to perform long hole boring for lamps and other vessels.-Swing Over Bed: 12''''.-Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 80.75''''.-Distance between centers: 34.5''''.-Outboard Turning: up to 16 .5''''.-Hole Through Tailstock:.38''''.-Ram travel: 2.25''''.-Centerline of Spindle to Floor: 40.5''''.-Motor current: 8 A.-Motor phase: 1 Ph. Includes: -Variable speed spindle includes 6 prepositioned selections with positive detents to quickly set speed to the most common requirements. Construction: -Bed Construction: Cast iron. Specifications: -Headstock swivels 360 with positive stops at 45 and 90.-Motor power: 0.75 HP.-Motor voltage: 115 V.-Prewired voltage: 115 V. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 13.2'''' H x 15'''' W x 56.5'''' D.

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To woodworkers who know the reputation of Jet products, the merit of this 12-inch variable-speed lathe should come as no surprise. Start with the guts of any tool, the motor. Prewired for 115 volts and fully encased in a metal housing for longer life, its 3/4-horses turn material at 500 to 3,000 rpm, depending on which of the six speeds you select. The cast-iron lathe bed, headstock, and tailstock provide superior vibration dampening and durability, while the heavy-gauge steel components and stand give rigid support. Pivoting 90 degrees for outboard turning of up to 16-1/2 inches on larger projects, the MT-2 headstock protects a Reeves drive pulley system with which we made quick and easy speed changes. Down on the other end, the hollow tailstock allows for longer hole bores and houses a live center, a luxury standard on all Jet lathes not found in much of the competition.

You'll love the versatility that comes with 34-1/2 inches between working centers and a 12-inch swing capability over the bed (8-3/4 inches over the tool-rest base). All adjustments, whether extending the ram its full 2-1/4 inches or sliding the 12-inch tool rest, move fluidly and clamp down tight with little effort. Designed for use over the long haul, this tool has all the qualities professional woodworkers demand. --Justin Paul


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Bulb Voltage
115.00 Volts

Customer Reviews

It's a great 'starter' lathe and well worth the money.
RAM
This Jet lathe is very well built and has really surprised me with how smooth it runs.
Scott Thorpe
I highly recommend this lathe to anyone wanting to try out turning.
R. F. Graham

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

114 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Mitch Mitton on October 24, 2002
I have turned on every lathe from an big Oliver pattern lathes slick Euopean models and this lathe has the best set of features for the money. In lathe work quick adjustments are needed to allow you to keep your focus on the form that you are trying to produce. A tool rest moved to the right spot at the right time keeps the tool running clean and eliminates tearouts. This is also a great saftey feature. That is just what this lathe has, features that only the most expensive lathes have in one machine. This rotating head found on only a handfull of other brands was a nice touch. Just as important was the 'live center' with the proper point for wood turning. Again the abaility to keep the tail support in the proper tension as the turning progress keeps everthing running smooth, And that is what wood lathe work is all about. If you do alot of work with large chuncks of wood you will want to add a pair of runners and place some weight on them. I am close to 6 foot tall and I like a little more height so I used 2X4 lumber to gain the height. I then placed a bead of silicone calk down on the floor and stuck the runners down to offer a solid base. I have used this meathod on several 'light' machines with good results.
Just as important as stock features are the after-markets items and there are plenty that fit the Jet. Just try to find Nova chuck to fit a big Oliver!
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful By J. Joswick on November 17, 2002
I'm a square wood type of woodworker. I'd never put a tool to a spinning piece of lumber, but had always wanted to try. When the Jet 12" went on sale, I couldn't resist the temptation. Just like all the rest of my Jet tools, it went together in a snap, and was built the way that my table saw and jointer are.., extremely solid. Even for a novice woodturner, the machine performed well. Within minutes after set-up, I was turning, and with halfway decent results (not the machines fault, the operator was the only downfall). All of the advertised features were easy and convenient to use. When comparison shopping against Grizzly and Delta, the Jet came up on top again. Jet includes more bang for your buck.
The review got 4 stars only because I haven't had the opportunity to try any other lathes. If my girlfriend had rated it, the results would have been much worse. She hasn't seen much of me since I started making shavings on my most recent Jet purchase. Kudos Jet!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 29, 2002
This is my first lathe and as I've never used one in the past... The lathe went together with no problems and I was turning down a 2x2 within an hour, made a great little baseball bat. The lathe itself is a real nice piece of equipment; however, the instruction manual is extremly poor. It was a good thing I found a web site that talked about screwing in the index pin prior to removing the spur center or I would have damaged the bearings. Great machine...poor instructions. ...
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Arthur Gleiner on September 4, 2003
I have owned my Jet lathe for 10 months, and used it a fair amount. It is an excellent value for the money. It's faults are not unexpected in a low priced product. but you must be prepared to compensate for its shortcomings if you choose to buy it. The manual is adequate for getting it set up, but has no usable information on maintenance or replacing the belts. You should be prepared to put blocks under the stand to adjust the height for you. You should add 200 or more pounds of sand or cement bags to the lower shelf or to the legs to stabilize the machine, especially when turning heavy or irregular shapes. You should expect to add a chuck to get the most flexible use. The power is occasionally marginal, especially when truing up large and heavy pieces of wet wood. Remember that the cost of turning tools, a chuck, and other accessories will more than double your investment (I have added at least [$$$] worth of accessories to the cost of my lathe). The tool rest is adequate, but you will want to replace it before too long. There is no hand wheel on the headstock, a relatively minor inconvenience. The power switch is sticky and fussy in its operation.
Overall, I have found this to be an excellent addition to my shop, and it has given me the chance to learn a new set of skills at a reasonable cost. It has been reliable, vibration free, and has adequate power most of the time. I have produced some pieces I am quite proud of with it. If you know for sure that you want to do serious lathe work, invest in a better machine from the start (be prepared to spend [$$$]) to add more power, capacity, and accuracy. If you want to learn and keep your investment more tolerable, this is an excellent start and will give you good use and service for a long time. And you can probably resell it for close to your cost if you ever decide to upgrade. Accessories are readily available.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Gerald Palmer on December 9, 2003
I got this lathe just in time to take advantage of the Thanksgiving Day weekend and had a blast. This is my second lathe, and it is head and shoulders above the earlier one. Solidly built and very heavy. Due to lack of space in my shop, I mounted the lathe to a large bench rather than the included stand, so I had to remove the power switch from the leg of the stand and mount it on the bench leg.
I am amazed at how smooth and quiet this lathe runs. Due to the type of turning I do, I was concerned that the slowest speed was going to be too fast, but the lathe is rock steady spinning a very unbalanced turning blank at the slow speed.
Though the instruction manual could have been clearer, setup was quick, easy, and straight forward.
If I could change anything about this lathe it would be to add a detent to the speed control between the slowest speed and the next faster one. I would also add an electromagnetic power switch for safety and place it in a more convenient location.
Oh, and I split it into two boxes for shipping. Since it was easier for me to pick it up from the freight company than to arrange a delivery time with somone home, I had them hold it at the loading dock for me to pick up. They used a pallet jack to load it onto my truck, and I had to unpack the box to unload it. I was, however, able to lift it up onto the bench alone.
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