I agree with Frank. Why not give Sean a call at Tool Nut and see what he would do for a Jet 1642? He most generally will meet or beat prices and most times with free shipping. I wouldn't touch it because of service and the shipping of parts or the lathe would be stinking expensive. Besides doesn't 1200 British pounds convert to almost $1800? Just some food for thought.
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