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post #21 of 33 Old 02-17-2009, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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well its time...

Taxes came in...and its timeto go buy the new toy.I have decided between either the Jet 1220, or the Rikon.I am leaning toward the Jet,because it has 3/4horse compared to the 1/2hp...also has a 5 year warranty....Guess it will be a last min thing....Rikon is a LOT cheaper...but I don't want to get home, and say i should of got the Jet.
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Good luck which ever way you go.

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Wife says,get a good one

Even though I have the Ricon and am very pleased with it,but if you can swing for the Jet,I would go for it,You don't want to get one then later on down the road,say dang I wish I would have gotten the other one,allthough woodcraft does have a 30 day(I believe) no questions ask return policy.Good luck with whatever you go for.
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I will be getting it at woodcraft...I only live 30 min from one...so no need for shipping...Im going with the Jet 1220....I was going to get the stand with it...but figure I could probably build a base for it for alot cheaper than $179....Question being....what height should I make this base?...I am about 5'7"
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Wonderwood, The Jet is a good choice, I've owned the 1220 since this past summer and have had no issues with the unit. I also made my own base and I made it mobile. I like to do my turning outside when the weather permits because my basement is my work shop and it cuts down on the dust and mess. I made my base from 5/8" plywood and the frame and legs from 2x4's. The dimensions are L-57"xW-23xH-30" and I used two 6" wheels on two of the legs. I also bored several holes in the top to hold the turning tools. I'm 5'10" so I hope this info helps. It works for me. Good luck.
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Wonderwood, The Jet is a good choice, I've owned the 1220 since this past summer and have had no issues with the unit. I also made my own base and I made it mobile. I like to do my turning outside when the weather permits because my basement is my work shop and it cuts down on the dust and mess. I made my base from 5/8" plywood and the frame and legs from 2x4's. The dimensions are L-57"xW-23xH-30" and I used two 6" wheels on two of the legs. I also bored several holes in the top to hold the turning tools. I'm 5'10" so I hope this info helps. It works for me. Good luck.
you wouldnt have any pictures of your setup ?
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Wonderwood,I've never downloaded pictures on this forum before, so I hope you can open them? As I said before, this base works for me and have been using it for several years. I used it with my first (Sears)lathe. I think I'll be getting a new lathe soon due to income tax returns. Too bad you don't live near me or I could make you a deal on my 1220. Good luck on making your base. HLW
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Wonderwood,I've never downloaded pictures on this forum before, so I hope you can open them? As I said before, this base works for me and have been using it for several years. I used it with my first (Sears)lathe. I think I'll be getting a new lathe soon due to income tax returns. Too bad you don't live near me or I could make you a deal on my 1220. Good luck on making your base. HLW
Thanks...pictures turned up great!
whats your reason for wanting a new lathe?
Getting a full size?
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It's probably pretty stupid to even be thinking of getting a new lathe. I've only had this one for six months and this is doing everything I want it to. So I guess it really comes down to wants vs. needs. If I do get another one, I guess the only way to upgrade would be full size because I really don't care if it has variable speed or not. The bottom line is, that I really can't justify buying a new one because they both do the same job except one will turn larger bowls and there again ( I ask myself) is that really important or worth paying the difference? I'm just happy turning!! HLW
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L-57"xW-23xH-30"...this leave enough room in the back to change speeds etc.? I will be mounting it to a wall for now...maybe make a mobile one later on.
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Wonderwood,As you can see from the photos you will still have a foot behind the lathe to lay things on. Changing the speeds on the lathe is very easy and done standing in front of the lathe where the tension lever is located. When you get the lathe(assuming you haven't) you'll see it's very user friendly.HLW
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getting ready to go to woodcraft...as soon as they call me back...They didnt have one in stock, but said they would sell me the floor model...10% off
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