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    JET 1236 wood lathe for sale

    My local paper, I have been three days behind in my reading. I looked at the classifieds tonight. JET 1236 wood lathe plus tools and assorted stuff. $300.00
    So I google 1236 JET wood lathe, amazon has one for $789.99.

    Serious???? I am going to call them once I log off of here, but what would you do???????????
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    check it out, if it's any good, go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    check it out, if it's any good, go for it!
    JUST DON'T TELL LARRY!!!
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    don't worry about larry finding out rennie, i'm pretty certain larry is a secret turner, and i may have figured out how he keeps the secret. he goes out to the shop in the dead of night, in the dark of the moon, locks the door and presses a switch. the lights go out, except for 3 strategically placed overhead floodlights. a section of the floor slides away, and there is the sound of a hydraulic lift starting. then, slowly rising up through the floor, is the powermatic 3520b that he keeps hidden.

    (now i could be wrong, but then again....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    (now i could be wrong,
    You are.

    (I think it's actually a Oneway.)

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    Naw I think it may be an Robust American Beauty.
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    If its good shape with the tools etc ------Buy It -
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    That's a good price, especially if it comes with a few extras like a chuck. It's a little underpowered for bigger pieces, but with 12" of swing you wouldn't be going huge with it anyway. The 500 rpm low speed is also a bit higher that you'd want for roughing out off-balance pieces and power sanding, but with some forethought it can still be workable. It'd be a great spindle lathe.

    I seem to recall someone on Woodturner's Resource having trouble with the Reeves drive in one of these, but I'm not sure of it was this model. (Ron Sardo might recall.) I'll keep looking and see if I can find anything else noteworthy.
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    Theoretically you can pivot the headstock to turn larger pieces. BUT please resist the temptation even you add a heavy ballast to the base. The tool rest extension is very weak; it is likely to snap. Large turning, fast speed and without tail stock are not a safe combination. The lack of horse power is the least of the concern. The Reeves drive is high maintenance. It has its own mind in unheated garage in winter.
    The Jet 1236 was my first lathe. IMO, if this lathe sells for $790, the Jet 1220VS or the new Delta Midi with bed extension should worth $1500, or at least $1200.
    Gordon

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    well ,i alredy knew jon was a spinny dude, i have sent a few pen blanks in the past for him and his students to work with, and he made apen for me once as well.. as for those that have this vivd imagaination, well some good points have been brought up but if, and dont worry this is a big IF
    i would be gettin the 3520b i think. from what vaughn has wrote and others as well i think that would be the machine i would invest in have seen the robust a like thaem as well but its way to much gingle for me..not sure of the price on a oneway and they are well madeas well.. i read what yu spinny guys write and have stored some of it away for a rainy day but its not raining yet
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