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Old 08-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Great Jet lathe! I bet it will serve you well for years!
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've had my 1221VS for just over a month now and have to admit I LOVE it!!! My previous lathe was a Rikon 1216VS and although I have absolutely no complaints about it, I wanted a little larger lathe w/sturdier bedways plus slower RPM plus the reverse and indexing features. I have to admit, I have had to request a new 'variable speed switch' from Jet as the original soon became 'wobbly' and since it's a brand new lathe w/less than 10 hrs. on it, I wanted to prevent a down lathe or other problems later on... Jet's tech. support promises me to send a new one shortly but I'm a little concerned that the current 'pressure fit' variable speed switch may later cause more problems... A lathe of this quality and price should have ALL switches mounted w/a nut/washer feature rather than a pressure fit feature to hold the switch tight and rigid rather than just a 'pressure fit' feature.... I hesitate to glue the new switch in with CA or another glue to hold it tight as it might hinder future replacements... Just a note to advise other new 1221VS owners/purchasers of this problem...for Jet to allow this for a $900 lathe is...well, strange to say the least! Otherwise, it's a wonderful lathe and I've had absolutely no problems with the lathe and appreciate Jet's support of their new lathe!
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Dan Masshardt View Post
I recently bought the same lathe. I'm pleased with almost everything about it. Except the quality of the paint.
My paint is starting to come off a bit on the tailstock but that might be from the all CA accelerant that I use. (I do a LOT of CA work)

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