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Jet 1221VS Lathe

Item #856325
$799.99
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4.5

(6 reviews)

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With a variable speed range of 60-3600 RPM, digital RPM readout, and forward and reverse operation, the Jet 1221VS Lathe focuses on one main concept… Control.



  • Motor: 1HP, 1Ph, 115V, 6A
  • Recommended Circuit Size: 10A
  • Spindle Bore: 3/8”
  • Spindle Taper: MT2
  • Tailstock Quill Taper: MT2
  • Stock Number: 719200
  • Machine Dimensions (in): 33-3/5 L x 11 W x 17-7/10 H
  • Spindle Speed Range (RPM): 60-3600
  • Swing Over Bed: 12-1/2”
  • Speed Ranges (RPM): 60-900, 110-1800, 220-3600
  • Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 9-9/20”
  • Number of Indexing Positions: 24
  • Distance Between Centers: 20-1/2”
  • Tailstock Quill Travel: 2-1/4”
  • Spindle Thread: 1” / 8TPI
  • Digital RPM Readout
  • Forward and Reverse Operation
  • Controls are Conveniently Located
  • Patent-Pending Belt Tension System
  • Easy Access to Belts
  • Spindle Designed with Industrial-Style Preloaded Bearing
  • 24 Integrated Indexing Positions
  • Acme Thread on Tailstock Quill
  • Shipping / Billing Info:

    This product ships direct from the manufacturer:
    • Your order will ship in approximately 5 business days.
    • This product is considered special order. Your account will be charged when you place your order.
    • Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
    • Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.


    Return Information
    All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight. Please call our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-535-4482 with any return questions.

    Warranty Information
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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good design (6)
    • Good power output (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Safe (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)

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    5.0

    Great Value

    By  Jeff T

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use
    • Professional Use

    Comments about Jet 1221VS Lathe :

    This was my first lathe. Mine requires moving the belt to change speeds, but that isn't difficult and it is something I don't change often. Minor consideration. I've made hundreds of items on this lathe and still love using it. Really good value! I most certainly would recommend to a friend of family member, and have done so several times.

     
    3.0

    forget a big turn, good for little stuff

    By  de wood turner

    from San Antonio, Tx.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design

    Cons

    • Underpowered

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Jet 1221VS Lathe :

    this machine has a nice design and easy to use. Will be good for small diameter turns but not so much for large diameters. I've been making soda/beer can holders/mugs out of 6x6 red cedar. My old 1/2 hp elcheapo lathe would rough the 6x6 down to a cylinder in just a few minutes. I was very dissapointed when this lathe with a 1 hp motor takes about three times as long to do the same job

     
    5.0

    Great starting out lathe

    By  Gavbot

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pens
    • Small To Medium Sized Bow

    Comments about Jet 1221VS Lathe :

    This lathe has served me great so far, i was glad I spent a little more money to get this one. Over ten bowls and a dozen pens turned and shes still running strong. when I got her set up i was impressed with the amount of room to the bed of the lathe. forward and reverse has proved useful to me while sanding. i thought that belt changing may be a hassle but most projects i do the middle belt has done the trick. overall a fantastic lathe.

     
    5.0

    Works great, super turn down.

    By  Just Rob

    from Charleston, WV

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Turn Down

    Cons

    • Lock Down Pin Design

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Jet 1221VS Lathe :

    I'm a beginner turner, so I don't have a lot to compare with, but I've been very happy so far. Tool rests are rock solid, quality construction, soft start, and very quiet. Belt changes are extremely easy and fast, although I don't find that I have to change belts very often as the range on the middle belt is good for most things I've done. The overall wide range of speeds is excellent and I could see the slow speeds coming in handy for other hobbies I've played around with, like sanding handles for fly rods. The digital RPM readout is handy for me since I don't have much experience turning and don't have a feel for speeds yet, so I find myself starting off at speeds based on recommendations from videos and books and adjust from there. The lathe was a bit on the high price end for me, and I definitely couldn't see paying that much for the stand, so I built my own. It's working great and I get no noticable vibration even when turning some small bowls. Only negative I've found is the same as another reviewer, I have trouble matching up the locking pin to the hole in the shaft. Not a big issue, but takes a few aggrevating seconds to get it lined up. Minor issue at most. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase and I'm really enjoying turning with it.

     
    4.0

    Trust but verify

    By  Chair Builder

    from Kalamazoo, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Large Between Centers Di
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Wrong Dimensions Given Fo

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Jet 1221VS Lathe :

    Lots of good features, between centers distance long enough for chair builders, forward and reverse, digital read out, easy belt changes, variable speed, heavy cast iron, good price point, expandable to longer between center distance. However, the manual writer was dyslexic and there was a big error in the layout page describing where to drill holes in your work bench to bolt down to reduce charter. You should measure the holes on the machine and not trust the manual.

     
    5.0

    I am impressed with the product

    By  The flying Dutchman

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Jet 1221VS Lathe :

    I use the lathe for home use, strickly as a hobby. The machine runs smooth and is easy to use. The only problem so far is the locking pin sometimes is a little difficult to engage.

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