Automotive Holiday Deals Books Holiday Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Adele egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grooming Deals Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Black Friday Deals Shop Now HTL
2 new from $899.99

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe

by Jet
29 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • Cast iron bed adds greater stability
  • Powerful 3/4-horsepower motor
  • Indexing capabilities allow fluting
  • Convenient spindle lock
  • Long hole boring operations
See more product details
2 new from $899.99

There is a newer model of this item:

Holiday Deals in Tools & Home Improvement Holiday Deals in Tools & Home Improvement

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Product Description

Product Description

708376 Features: -Heavy duty cast-iron lathe bed adds stability while limiting vibration during operation.-Cord wrap for convenient storage of 6 foot power cord.-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.-Convenient work light allows better lighting right on the work piece.-Swing Over Bed: 12''''.-Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 9.38''''.-Tailstock Taper: MT2.-Hole Through Tailstock:.38''''.-Ram travel: 2''''.-Spindle taper: MT2.-Motor current: 4.5 A.-Motor phase: 1 Ph. Includes: -Includes 6'''' and 10'''' tool rest for added versatility. Construction: -Bed Construction: Cast iron. Specifications: -Powerful 0.75HP motor will allow you to turn bigger projects.-Motor power: 0.75 HP.-Motor voltage: 115 V.-Prewired voltage: 115 V. Dimensions: -Dimensions: 15.5'''' H x 12'''' W x 32'''' D.

Shaping, smoothing, finishing, fluting, and veining can now all be done on one efficient, portable machine. The Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12 x 20-Inch Wood Lathe is a dream come true for any lathe enthusiast with a home shop. Boasting a host of user-friendly features, like a cord wrap and built-in work light, this powerful machine handles both small and large projects with ease.

The JET JWL-1220 12 x 20-inch
Wood Lathe offers:
  • A powerful 3/4HP motor for turning bigger projects
  • An indexing mechanism for fast, efficient fluting and veining
  • Cam-lock mechanisms for tool-free adjustment of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base
  • The stability of a heavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed

Moving the belt between the five available pulley positions is fast, tool-free, and easy.

This portable lathe supports stock up to 12 inches in diameter and 20 inches in length.

Precision details make use easy and intuitive.
View full diagram.

The convenient worklight offers improved lighting right on the workpiece.
Powerful 3/4 HP Motor for Increased Capacity
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.

Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 708376
Item Weight99 pounds
Product Dimensions32 x 12 x 15.5 inches
Item model numberJWL-1220
ColorSee Photo
Power Sourcecorded-electric
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description5 Year
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #404,297 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight220 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2006
Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. Lewis on April 25, 2008
I purchased this lathe 2 months ago. First off the packing is adequite but not spectacular. Of course being over 100 lbs can afford some damage issues, especially as the unit sits straight up and its demensions make it high and wide. Remember that the unit must travel overseas to a dealer, through customs, stored in inventory then re-shipped to customer.

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 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 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..

Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By DB in CA on March 6, 2008
The Jet 1220 is an excellent choice for people without a lot of shop space. It's similar to their venerable 1014 models which have been on the market for a while, but is considerably beefier and has somewhat larger capacity. Weighing in at almost 100 pounds, it's not really that portable, but the extra mass seems to help it run remarkably smoothly for a benchtop lathe. Jet also manufactures a bed extension which allows you to turn longer spindle work (the motor is powerful enough for most furniture work).

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.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By E. Holmquist on January 26, 2008
I've had this lathe for about a year now and it has worked great. The only adjustment I needed to make out of the box was to loosen the nut under the tailstock to allow it to slide more freely when it was not locked down.

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
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rod Builder on August 22, 2009
Verified Purchase
I stepped up to the 1220 after learning how to turn on the 1014. Given the choice, the 1220 is a much better machine. The larger turning capacity and weight as well the additional power are the biggest advantages. However the little things like the tool holder, the additional, larger, tool rest and the attached light are a nice plus. Actually I am glad that I had the 1014 first as I pretty much trashed it learning to turn. Now that I better understand how to take care of a lathe I really appreciate the 1220. I have turned bowls up to 10" in diameter with no problem, at least no problem with the lathe :-) If you have limited space like I do then this is a great unit at a super price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Timothy A. Vanderlaan on March 5, 2010
Verified Purchase
This is my first lathe, I researched many other lathes and felt this would be the best value for my money. could have spent $200 less on other lathes but felt I would be sacrificing quality and would have slightly less capability. I have now turned about 10 pens and a few bowls and love this machine. Its quiet and smooth and when spindle speed needs to be changed its a breeze! Ive had the opportunity to look at a few other lathes that are comparable now and can see that the Jet lathe is worth the extra $. I opted not to pay the extra $100 for a variable speed model and dont regret it, nice feature but not a must have. A few items i bought with the lathe are a 4 jaw chuch (MUST HAVE) and a drill chuck (again MUST HAVE) and dont go cheap on the Chisels. Overall a great machine thats easy to use, you cant go wrong with a Jet!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dennis G. Nelson on December 7, 2011
Verified Purchase
I looked at this lathe long and hard before I bought it. I did a lot of comparison shopping. I think the quality of the lathe is excellent. It is what I wanted it to be.

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: tool rest for wood lathe, live tailstock center accessory, jet wood lathe