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post #1 of 6 Old 05-30-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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I found a jet 16x42 lathe on craigslist. It say never used. He wants $1800. He said it was $3000 new. Is that a good deal? Im not really in the market but if I could get a $3000 lathe for almost half price, i might be. Looks like it comes with a chuck and 2 sets of small tools.
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I found a jet 16x42 lathe on craigslist. It say never used. He wants $1800. He said it was $3000 new. Is that a good deal? Im not really in the market but if I could get a $3000 lathe for almost half price, i might be. Looks like it comes with a chuck and 2 sets of small tools.
It's not a bad deal if it is the EVS model ( New $2300.00) but way overpriced if it is the Reeves Drive model ( New $1400.00).
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Joe, it does look like it's the EVS (electronic variable speed) model, but not the most recent model (which is all white, no red panels).

There are 2 flavors -- 1.5HP and 2HP.

As Whaler said, the 1.5HP EVS model is only $2,300 brand new from Rockler and Woodcraft (so it might be possible to find it cheaper, or wait for one of them to have a sale).

The 2HP EVS model seems to be selling around $2,600 brand new.

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It comes with a basic chuck and 2 sets of 6 tools.
It makes me wonder why you would buy such a nice lathe and tools and not use it
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I have the 1642 with the 1.5 hp and it is an awesome lathe. Depending upon what chucks, that's a good deal. Offer less and see how he reacts.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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It is a great lathe and the price is right especially if you add in some tools. I would jump on it.
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