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    New lathe decision made

    I am about to max out my little hobby shop. I have decided on the Jet 1642. I have heard from tons of folks and considered a myriad of options. I have decided to go with the beef.

    I have found a factory recondition unit with factory warranties on-line at a place called CPO. About a third off, free shipping, and no sales tax. That means a leetle more dinero for other goodies.

    Anyone ever do business with these folks?

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    Congratulations on the new toy Carol, Now the fun begins as does the extra costs. Looking forward to seeing the pics when you get it. Oh, I went on line to check out CPO and these were the results i got.

    Chief Petty Officer
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    College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
    The College of Psychologists of Ontario

    The last one would explain lots in regards to this spinny hobby.
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    Add "Tools" to the search and you get lots

    http://www.cpojettools.com/

    Which one did you get Carol?

    Jet 1642 2HP

    Jet 1642 1 1/2 HP

    Best of luck with it, and make sure you get some help putting it together
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    I think you're going to really like that lathe, Carol. I know a lot of folks like theirs. Congrats on making the decision. When does it arrive?
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    Congrats Carol. My dad loves his.
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    congrats carol,, and as for dealing with CPO i have on other items and had no trouble at all.. know of a few others that have aswell..
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    Thanks, Larry. That's what I wanted to know! I had read all the on-line stuff but it is best to hear actual expereineces from people you trust.

    The 2 HP 220v model, Stu.

    Anyone who already owns one - can you give me the overall footprint/real estate requirement? This will be a tight fit. I think I can get it in the door. The question remains if I can get in there with it!

    And Drew, I have e Jet mini and another no name mini. I have already dropped a bundle. But I know the money drain will continue!

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    Carol. I have not bought from CPO but often review their adverts. Shipping is what kills the deals for us in Canada.

    All the savings you made will be needed for the first chuck, lathe tools and on and on into the vortex.
    cheers

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    Carol, you will love it. As Jeff said, I have a jet 1642 1.5. It is a great machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post

    And Drew, I have e Jet mini and another no name mini. I have already dropped a bundle. But I know the money drain will continue!
    Yes Carol i an beconing all too familiar with that side of the lathe. Best of the season and have lots of fun with the new lathe.
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