Offering a one-inch swing over the bench and 42-inch capacity between centers, the JET 708359 woodworking Lathe, 115-Volt 1 Phase is ideal for home shop use. Boasting the versatility of a sliding headstock, electronic variable speed, and the necessary capacity for large projects, the JET JWL-1642EVS is a great lathe for beginning and serious craftspeople alike.
The JET 16in. x 42in. EVS Pro Wood Lathe is a one of a kind machine for the true wood turner. With a 1.5 HP motor and electronic inverter, you can operate the machine at any speed from 50 to 3200 RPM for optimum wood lathe performance. Distance Between Center of Holes in. Distance between centers 42in., Motor Voltage 115 prewired 115V, Variable Speed Spindle speeds infinite, Includes Swing over tool rest base 12 in., Speeds 50-3,200, Spindle Diameter in. Spindle nose 1 1/4 in. x 8 TPI, Mount Type Stand alone, Material Type Cast iron, metal, Hole Diameter in. Hole through tailstock 3/8in., Ram Travel in. 4, Amps 4.6, Spindle Lock Yes, allows for ease of removing chucks and faceplates, Swing Swing over bed 16 in., Motor Phases 3. Digital readout allows operator to dial in the desired speed for best results Heavy-duty cast iron lathe bed adds stability while limiting vibration during operation Electronic inverter lets you operate the machine at any speed from Sliding headstock may be positioned anywhere along the bed ways for maximum flexibility and user comfort High/low speed change lever quickly changes belt positions Spindle has positive locking indexing in 10 increments for fast, efficient fluting and veining operations Live center has a removable pin for boring through stock Cam-lock mechanisms allow adjustments of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base without having to use tools Hollow tailstock allows you to perform long hole boring for lamps and other vessels Overall dimensions 59in.L x 29in.W x 28in.H Headstock taper MT-2 Centerline of spindle to floor 44 1/2in. Headstock movement Slide Indexing positions 36 1 1/2HP motor.
Three-Phase Motor with Electronic Inverter for Powerful Performance
The JWL-1642EVS comes equipped with a 1-1/2HP, three phase, 115-volt motor for shops that do not have 220-volt power available. An electronic inverter does all the work to convert from the “1 phase” to “3 phase.” The inverter also provides the ability to vary the frequency of the motor, which in turn allows for variable speed.
Cast-Iron Castings for Stability and Smooth Operation
Based on heavy-duty iron castings, the JWL-1642EVS provides long-term accuracy and smooth, vibration-free operation. Even the legs are made from an iron casting and include cast-in supports and adjustable pads at each foot to ensure a solid stance on uneven surfaces. With these legs, the spindle (center) height is a comfortable 44.5 inches above the floor.
The JWL-1642EVS headstock is also made from a massive iron casting that provides rigid support for the 1-1/2 HP, variable speed motor(0 to 3,200 RPM), and the high-strength spindle. After machining, the headstock is fitted with large diameter, high-quality ball bearings that support the precision-machined spindle for reliable performance.
Large-Diameter Spindle with Built-in Indexing for Drilling, Fluting, and More
The large-diameter spindle has a 1.25 x 8 threads-per-inch nose that supports the large chucks typically used with this type of lathe. Additionally, the outboard end of the spindle is fitted with a barrel-type grip for turning the spindle by hand. The spindle also has internal indexing built in that allows you to lock it in 36 positions (or 10-degree increments) for drilling, fluting, grooving, and other operations.
For added convenience, the spindle is indexed with a screw-in pin provided with the lathe. There’s also a push-button spindle lock on the front of the headstock for a simple, tool-free way to temporarily lock the spindle when you install or remove the faceplate, chuck, or other screw-on accessories.
Heavy-Gauge Wire Guard for Safety
A special mount on the rear of the headstock accepts a heavy-gauge wire guard (included), and a spring-loaded pin indexes the guard up or down to make mounting and removing turned objects easy. This guard also serves as a protective shield between the work and the operator, when large chips and chunks generated while turning blanks can turn into dangerous projectiles.
User-Friendly Controls, LED, and Toggle Switch
Designed to be user-friendly, the JWL-1642EVS features dial-operated, infinite speed controls conveniently located on the front of the headstock. A large digital LED readout makes monitoring the spindle speed easy and very accurate, while the toggle switch on the front panel allows selecting forward and reverse spindle directions. Finally, a large-diameter pull on/push off button (also on the front panel) is easily accessible no matter your operating position.
Large Tailstock for Stability
The JWL-1642EVS has a large tailstock with the mass and wide base to generate the stability you need. The large ram has a full four-inch travel, operated by an easy-to-turn, five-inch diameter handwheel fitted with a spinner handle, the popular #2 Morse taper, and a 3/8-inch diameter through hole, which is convenient for drilling lamp bases. Finally, like the tool-rest base, a large handle makes it easy to lock the tailstock securely in place.
Ball bearing Live Center and Cast Iron Tool Rest Base for Versatility
The JWL-1642EVS comes with a high-end, multi-row ball bearing live center with a screw-on, large-diameter cone for projects like peppermills and boxes, and a cast-iron tool-rest base designed to be very rigid, easy to position, and thanks to its comfortably long handle, very easy to lock in position.