A winner every way you look at it.
The Jet JML 1014 Variable Speed Mini Wood Lathe is a smooth, sturdy mini lathe ideal for small, delicate turning.
Heavy duty cast iron bed ensures that the lathe stays stable during turning and the variable speed control box allows the lathe to be used for all types of projects with an extremely wide of speeds from 500 rpm right up to 3,900 rpm.
All powered along by a ½ HP motor.
This model also has 24 indexing positions that will be perfect when fluting or veining, and the spindle lock makes chuck and faceplate removal simple and straightforward.
The 10″ swing over the bed and 14″ spindle capacity lets this mini wood lathe handle work that seems like it should be over its limit but will do easily. And you can increase the project length capability with a 20” bed extension.
There is a 6” tool rest that works well but a good trick with tool rests is to polish the resting edge. This allows smoother tool movement and sliding.
The lathe comes with rubber rests and will normally stay in place when in use. But always bolt or clamp down any mini lathe as they can stutter on some grains and it always seems to happen at those important moments.
Be safe and be sure. Bolt it down.
You can get the Jet 1014 Mini Lathe without the Variable Speed for approx $70 less but don’t do it. The extra cost for the Variable Speed is what makes this mini wood lathe stand out from the rest. The normal Jet pen lathe is good but the variable speed control makes it perfect.
Jet 1014 Lathe features:
1″ x 8 TPI Spindle. #2 Morse Taper on head and tailstock. Motor is 1/2 HP, single Phase, 115 Volt. Overall dimensions of the lathe are 24-5/8″ deep x 7-1/4″ wide x 14″ high. Includes 6″ tool rest, live center, 3″ faceplate, spur center, tooling knockout.
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