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Goodbye Jet 1236 :(

Due to some unforseen circumstances I had to sell my lathe, after owening for only a couple months. The good news is the guy was willing to trade it for a used harbor freight lathe plus cash so I'm not completely out of it. I thought i would share with the turning community, it seems that's its almost identical to the jet though, the stand seems a little flimsy and I may need to bolt it down to the concrete floor to prevent vibration and walking across the garage floor....

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I have one of those. I like it though i had to put a bracket on it to keep the head from rocking back sometimes. Threw off the alignment before i did that.

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I have one of those. I like it though i had to put a bracket on it to keep the head from rocking back sometimes. Threw off the alignment before i did that.

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it looks like thats exactly what this previous owner did, i dont think ill be doing any outboart turning for a long time. did you have to weight your down??
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2 bags of 50 pound sand across the lower braces. Made it pretty stable.

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Damn, sorry to hear that man.
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Damn, sorry to hear that man.
That's alright, ill be saving up for the delta MIDI lathe now....

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I have one of those too. I put 3 sacks of sand on the shelf, does fine. Mind the motor-- they seem to run hot, changing the drive belt is "fun" the first time. Bogs down kinda easy with big blanks.

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That's what I've got, haven't even weighted it down with sand and it gets the job done (mostly).

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That's what I've got, haven't even weighted it down with sand and it gets the job done (mostly).

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You turn bowls with no proplems on this lathe??

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You turn bowls with no proplems on this lathe??
"No problems" ?

Of course I have problems ... but I don't blame the lathe for them

cuerodoc is right, the motor housing gets warm/hot, and if I try to take too large a cut it will bog down. I just take lighter cuts.

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