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  1. #1
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    upgrade

    just finished upgrading from a jet 1442 to a 1624 nova
    the reason for the upgrade was that i was geting tired of rebuilding the jet .
    i have had the jet for almost 3 years and this was going to be the fourth rebuild . yes the jet has a five year warranty but i am just fed up with having to rebuild the reeves drive every six months . this time took it to a jet repair station and they are going to replace every thing in the head stock all pullys, bearings,shaft ,and motor . great service but just tired of fixing it. hope the nova dose better only time will tell . went back to manul belt change as i thought that this will last longer hope that i am right . thanks for leting me rant now back to turning


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    You should have had a Grizzly with the Reeves drive. They work.

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    Fred, first thing, "Welcome to the Family!"

    Second, I'm really surprised the Jet needed that much work, did you get a lemon?

    Lastly, I'm, sure you will enjoy the Nova
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Welcome Fred to FWW. You are going to love the Nova.
    Bernie W.

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    Hi Fred,
    Glad to have you aboard. I'm surprised you're having trouble with the Jet 1442... Mine is only about a year old, but haven't had one whit of trouble with it and it runs every day.
    Chuck
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    Hiya, Fred. Welcome aboard.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    as for a lemon dont think so i think the problem is that the reeves drive is made from potmetal and not castiron as with the old units and i think that the metal is to soft and cant take the wear that castiron can . like i said wmh gave great service as to parts but the parts are not up to par also the reason i got new lathe my old jet will be down till mid sept. took it in mid june
    also my turning budy has the same jet as me and his has beed dowm since april cant get good parts to repair it so back to the drawing bord .

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    Welcome to the Family Fred.

    When you get a chance post some pics of your work. We love pictures!
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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    I forgot to welcome you to the Family, Fred.
    Really, not nice of me to toss zingers before being friendly first.
    Welcome, and enjoy. Do take a lot of what is said here not too seriously at times.

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    never do and never will
    im as nuts as the rest of the turners
    need cookes

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