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JET 1221 Variable Speed Midi Lathe

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JET 1221 Variable Speed Midi Lathe

Part# 1049340001 | Mfg Part# JWL-1221VS

Our Price: $722.49

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    The JET 1221 Electronic Variable Speed Midi Wood Lathe was designed to provide you with the ultimate control while turning and provides a wide range of features that make your turning experience more enjoyable.
    The JET 1221 Midi Lathe features cast iron construction, digital RPM readout, forward and reverse operation, patent-pending belt tension system, 24 indexable positions, vibration free operation, optional bed extension and more that make the JET 1221 Variable Speed Midi Lathe a super value.
    The 1 h.p. electronic variable speed motor operates on 115v power supply and provides you with infinite speed adjustment between 60 and 3,600 RPM, making it ideal for threading, detail work and slow sanding.
  • 12-1/2" Dia. capacity
  • 20-1/2" Between centers
  • 1"-8TPI Spindle
  • No. 2 Morse Tapers
  • Variable speed range: 60 to 3600 RPM
  • Digital RPM readout
  • Forward and reverse operation
  • Conveniently located controls
  • Patent-pending ratchet style belt tensioning system
  • Easy access to belts
  • Spindle designed with industrial-style preloaded bearing
  • 24 Integrated indexing positions
  • Acme thread on tailstock quill
  • 1 Horse power motor
  • 2-1/4" Tailstock quill travel
  • High quality live center
  • Optional stand and bed extension available
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Comments On May 02, 2019:IĆ¢??m a new turner and had bought a less expensive lathe to see if I liked turning. I decided to upgrade and with the size of my shop and the items I turn the Jet 1221VS is perfect. I placed the order for the lathe which included other items and actually received the lathe before the remainder of the order. Craft Supplies is great to work with and called me to follow up on the lathe purchase to make sure I was satisfied with it. I recommend this lathe wholeheartedly.

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Great product

Comments On Apr 29, 2018:I just purchased this lathe. And it has met all of my needs! It is super quiet, and the variable speed saves time and money, when switching from turning to sanding to finishing etc. Fantastic purchase. Anyone wanting a new mini lathe this is the one to get! Great quality.

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Small But Mighty

Comments On Sep 18, 2017:Very impressive! The 12-21VS basically has all the features of the 'big' lathes just in a smaller package. It is very quiet and smooth running even at 3000 rpm plus. The 3 step pulley design coupled with the variable speed covers every thing a wood turner needs or would want. Heavy cast iron and steel frame and components, it is very solid. From large to small projects you have torque and speed at your finger tips all in a smooth running and very quiet package. You can pay three times as much money for the big-name brands but they won't do the job any better than what this midi lathe will do. Topped off with a 5 year warranty who could ask for more?

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Best Little Lathe on the market!

Comments On Jan 24, 2017:I have used this lathe over the last couple of months. It is very reliable,easy to use and well built. I highly recommend this lathe.

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Awesome lathe

Comments On Mar 23, 2016:I'd been looking for a lathe upgrade for some time, and I'm very pleased with this lathe. It's quiet, has a very good range of speeds, and it reverses. Best of all, I'm able to use all the drive centers, live centers, faceplates and chucks from my old lathe as they have the same tapers and spindle size.

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Great lathe

Comments On Apr 12, 2015:The jet 1221 has been a great lathe to work with. Previous to this lathe I had a mini lathe for small projects. This lathe runs quieter and has so much power. I am excited to start turning bowls and plates with it. I would recommend this lathe without hesitation.

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Great lathe

Comments On Feb 25, 2015:I purchased this lathe a little over a year ago shortly after it came out. I was purchasing my first lathe being new to turning. After looking at many lathes and a month of research I went with the 1221vs. I could not have been happier with my purchase. Ready to go out of box, and great customer service when I made a rookie mistake. Plenty of power, have done bowls and platters out to the 12 inch max and motor had no problem. I got it as a beginner lather but this will always have a place in my shop.

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JET 1221 VS

Comments On Dec 16, 2014:Purchased this lathe during Black Friday sale along with Extensions & Stands Received within 2 wks. Set up and wow was I impressed! This is the quietest, smoothest operating lathe I have ever used. If your looking for a great lathe in the 12" category, there is probably none better!

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Very good!!!!

Comments On Jan 06, 2014:This is the "dream machine" for my new shop!! This is a very well designed machine, has plenty of power, and is heavy enough to stay put on most work, however, it would be a plus to have tabs on each end to anchor it to the workbench to keep it from scooting on off-center off balance pieces.

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