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Thinking of getting the jet 10 inch by 14 inch variable speed mini lathe since what I'm making is rarely going to be bigger than a bottle stopper does anyone have any negative experience with this lathe?
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try this thread. they just discussed it and you might find some info there.:
http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f6/fi...the-one-35180/

i think the 1014 has been talked about a lot, you might find some other threads via the search tool.

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The Jet 10 14 is a very well liked lathe with a good reputation. I've onwed 2 of them and turned a lot of things on them. I think you will be quite happy with one.
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+1 to what John said. It's one of the de facto standards in mini lathes. I have one and love it.

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Why did you buy 2 if you don't mind me asking?
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Why did you buy 2 if you don't mind me asking?
He's going to get the Fever and do a lot of Turning. Or he may school all of us and turn two things at once one handed

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Thinking of getting the jet 10 inch by 14 inch variable speed mini lathe since what I'm making is rarely going to be bigger than a bottle stopper does anyone have any negative experience with this lathe?
hi i bought one two years ago
if you only want to work on small things this late will do the job
the biggest thing i used mine for was a child stool
its a good little lathe
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Thinking of getting the jet 10 inch by 14 inch variable speed mini lathe since what I'm making is rarely going to be bigger than a bottle stopper does anyone have any negative experience with this lathe?
Somehow, whenever posts like this come up, I've never added my .02 cents. But this time, I finally felt that it was time that I shared my own experiences. I must warn you, this is going to be a long post. So pull up a chair.

About 4 years ago, I decided I wanted to turn some pens,bottle stoppers, make my own lures and be able to make some small chess pieces for my father. And so began my quest.

One website I frequent, a lure making website listed 3 mini lathes that seem to be the favorites. They were:
1. Jet 1014
2. Penn State Turn Crafter Pro
3. Rikon mini

A few more considerations. I didn't have a lot of space. My shop was a 8x8 wood shed. Price was also an issue. Where before the price of the Jet was about $250 it was now suddenly worth $450!!!!! And there was no one around with a Penn State TurnCrafter Pro. My clear choices were the Jet and Rikon. I was able to compare them side by side at the local WoodCraft. I chose the Jet 1014 VS.

So to answer your question. The Jet 1014 is more than adequate for your needs.

BUT!!!!!!!!! PLEASE READ ON................................................ ............
A few caveats. I mentioned the Jet mini is adequate but just. Please allow me to explain further. Everything I know about wood turning I learned from watching videos and reading books. I am mostly self taught. There are no wood turning clubs near me. And WoodCraft wants to charge me $230 for a class in woodturning. No thanks. I'd rather spend the money on actual tools and materials. I'm a cheap bastard.

You mention, "what I'm making is rarely going to be bigger that a bottle stopper." I keep coming back to that. You know why. Because that is exactly how I felt when I started. Eventually, after turning my 3rd pen and 2nd bottle stopper. I decided I wanted to make a pepper mill. This is when I ran into the Jet mini's limitations. If you don't own a drill press, that means you would have to use the lathe to drill the blank for the pepper mill. You're going to need a drill chuck, jaw chuck and a forstner bit. You mount the drill chuck on the tail stock and mount the forstner bit in the chuck. Next you put the jaw chuck on the head stock. This is where the problem becomes apparent. You can't do it. There is no space for the pepper mill blank. @#$%$$ you say. I'm going to need a bed extension. So you search online. And for the super low price of $180. Well......need to have it. After a week it arrives, So you move stuff around your table to make room for the bed extension. Simple enough, 2 screws. Everything lines up. Easy peazy. Then you start drilling. Then you really start to feel that limitation of that half horse power in the Jet 1014.
Jet states that the 1014 has a 1/2 horse power motor. It seems underpowered at times.

Fast forward 2 years. I asked myself the same question. But now I know better. This is my answer. DELTA 46 460. Even with the extension bed, the price can't be beat. AND the DELTA packs a full horse power and a VS.

On Amazon right now. The price of the Jet Mini 1014 VS is $529. The Delta 46 460 is $599. Again, remember the Delta has a 1 HP. The Jet has 1/2 HP. The Delta has a 12 inch swing and 16 inch between centers. At this prices, I feel that the DELTA offers more bang for your hard earned dollars. And is the better value. YMMV. Good luck with your choice.
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That does give me something to think about. Some of the things I'll be making I will need to use something to make Precise holes in the center so I will need to use a chuck of some sort on the tail stock
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Just ordered a delta 46 460 no turning back now lol
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Just ordered a delta 46 460 no turning back now lol
well i cannot compare it to the jet(never owned one) but i love my 46-460
congrats on getting one
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Thanks and considering its gonna take a while to get here that gives me time to buy a g3 and some tools and probably a wolverine sharpening thing, I already got a grinder.
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Ugggghh seriously? Ordered the delta from amazon last night and this morning there's a thing on their page saying "this product is under review and no longer sold by amazon because their may be a problem with our inventory, the shipping or some other stuff" so I may or may not have just wasted a large amount of time :(
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pretty sure woodcraft has the same price on it
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No trust me I checked 699.99 plus tax. So roughly 200 dollars more than what was on amazon.
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yea sorry i see that now
man i hope it works out at amazon
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Me too, I guess we will see.
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The $699 seems to be the going price for the Delta. They've shot up in price like everything,these days. Strange? You're trying to buy a Delta and I just put mine on craigslist. I wish us both luck.
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The $699 seems to be the going price for the Delta. They've shot up in price like everything,these days. Strange? You're trying to buy a Delta and I just put mine on craigslist. I wish us both luck.
you both should get together on a deal
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