|Item Weight||99 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||32 x 12 x 15.5 inches|
|Item model number||JWL-1220|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5 Year|
Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe
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Able to support stock measuring up to 12 inches in diameter and 20 inches in length, the JWL-1220 owes its robust performance to a powerful 3/4 HP motor that easily handles increased capacity without any interruption in its operation. The motor's flexibility allows you to tackle bigger projects or materials of various sizes without bogging down your lathe, and it also ensures consistent RPM through a much wider range of turning situations.
Cast-Iron Bed for Stability; Spindle Lock for Fast Fluting and Veining
A heavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed adds stability while dramatically limiting vibrations during operation so you enjoy precise results. Additionally, the spindle features a lock that makes it easier to remove faceplates, chucks, and other accessories with one hand. It also has indexing capabilities for fast and efficient fluting and veining operations.
Live Center and Hollow Tailstock for Efficient Boring
To help complete projects quickly and easily, and to tackle a range of jobs, the live center has a removable pin for boring through stock, while a hollow tailstock allows you to perform long hole boring for lamps and other vessels.
Cam-Lock Mechanism for Tool-Free Adjustments
Designed to be easy to operate, the JWL-1220 includes a cam-lock mechanism that gives you the freedom to adjust the headstock, tailstock, and tool-rest base without tools. There's also a built-in work light to illuminate your workspace as well as your workpiece while turning so you're able to see your results during every step of the work process.
Carry Handles and Cord Wrap for True Portability
Measuring 15.5 x 12 x 32 (WxHxD) and weighing 98.3 pounds, the truly portable JWL-1220 has integrated, large-diameter, retractable carry handles and a cord wrap for convenient storage of the six-foot power cord. It also comes with both six-inch and 10-inch tool-rests for versatility, a storage tray, and a three-inch faceplate.
For added peace of mind, the JWL-1220 is backed by a five-year warranty.
About JET: A History of Sharing New, Feature-Rich Products
Opened in 1958 after the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle, Washington to Japan, JET began as a small dealer that sold air hoists and trolleys out of a single hardware store in Seattle. Over the years, JET has carried everything from snowmobiles, transmitter radios, and forklifts to nylon stockings, but by the early 1970s, metalworking had become the base of their business line. And by the 1980s, JET had expanded into the realm of woodworking. Today, you'll find that JET offers a wide range of popular woodworking tools that are backed with best-in-class features and excellent service.
What's in the Box
Lathe, one six-inch tool-rest, one10-inch tool-rest, one faceplate, one drift rod, one live center, one spur center, one pair of safety goggles, one tool caddy, one work lamp, one owner's manual, warranty card, one three-millimeter hex wrench, and one five-millimeter hex wrench.
Top Customer Reviews
in any event my unit while the outside of the box had some issues :)
the unit itself came through unharmed.
This unit is heavy so be carfull. The two hand pulls on either end make transport easier. No problems to set up. Make sure you have a rag, to wipe off excess protective oil. Finish is typical with most of the jet tools....nice..no spurs..typical cast iron bed no rough spots.
With the 3/4 hp motor you do get added stability. I am a pen turner right now and the difference is very noticable. Very very quiet. My wife loves that..at least until I turn on the dust collector. Plan on smaller bowl turning which was the main reason for the change. The light comes in handy as well.varible spped would be nice, hear its in the works, maybe out by now. I'm a firm believer in the more gizmos the more possible breakdowns. As with the sister midi jet, changing belts are no problem.
after the first 2-3 changes your a pro.
Bottom line: This is a great product fair price, has a extention bed and
stand.You will totally enjoy..
Jet's customer service is outstanding, by the way. I had a problem early on with the bolts on the tailstock and they shipped replacement parts the next day. I've now had the lathe over six months and it's been reliable.
I agree with the previous reviewer that electronic variable speed would be a really nice feature, though changing the speed manually by adjusting the belt only takes about 20 seconds or so.
Over the long run, the set screws on the motor pulley tend to back out causing some noise and an odd feel when using the headstock handwheel. Fortunately this lathe is light enough to turn it over on the side and tighten them with an allan wrench which eliminates the problem. After a few hundred hours of operation, I have had to tighten these set screws twice.
I have so far used it to make bowls up to 10" diameter, pens, boxes, bottle stoppers, toys, Christmas ornaments and some furtature elements. It has performed all of these tasks with ease.
Variable speed would be a nice option on this lathe if Jet ever ugrades it
Now for the small exception.
When I unboxed the lathe, (the first one), the motor ran...... backwards. I know you are probably thinking this was a "feature", but it is not at least in this model. I called JET Technical Support and the person told me, "Just call Amazon and send it back and get a replacement." He said he was sorry but there was not recorded fix they could suggest. I asked if I could change wires in the motor and fix it but he said "no". I called Amazon and as usualy they were fantastic. I packed up the lathe and they sent out a new one. This one was PERFECT. Amazon to my way of thinking is GREAT. Also JET was very very good to me also. So perhaps it was a new person at the plant in China wiring the motors.
The new lathe even had safety glasses included. I love this little lathe.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
was needing a nice lathe for small projects so i decided on this one. only thing is you have to change speeds but i knew that when i bought it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ray McClintock
I've had a few problems with my lathe so far. Honestly, I believe it might have been my fault but not sure. Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Lynette Reed
This tool is exactly what I expected and I would recommend it as a "starter" lathe. I do tend to "pinch my finger" while changing the belt location.Published on August 6, 2013 by JAMES G VONTUNGELN
I bought this a couple months ago to replace an old Fisch mini-lathe I'd had for 10+ years. I opted for this Jet model because of:
1) capacity of swing and bed; 2) motor... Read more
this is my second Jet lathe over many years and it is an amazing product... thanks Jet, craftsmanship as it should be!!Published on April 22, 2013 by Fred N.
It is very quiet and powerful, easy to use. Really I have to type 3 more words for a review?Published on February 12, 2013 by Robert Neill
Have not had opportunity to utilize, but the lathe came in unscathed with all parts and pieces intact, which some of the reviews indicated that they had broken or missing... Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by Trek2
I love this lathe. Did lots of research before purchasing and watched a lot of videos on woodturning. Kept seeing the jet lathes popping up. Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by CrazyGal
This little lathe may look small, but it can handle any job you throw at it. I love my lathe, I added the extention and now can turn anything up to 46 inches.Published on January 30, 2011 by Perry W. Martin