Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Bowl turners & Jet 1642 lathes

Pete in Holland, MI
>Guys -

Starting to salivate over the Jet 1642EVS lathe. Wanting to upgrade my Jet 1236. Have scanned over the archives and everyone seems to be happy with the machine. Have a few questions for you users out there:

1) Are you 1.5hp owners happy with your choice, or should you have spent more for the 2hp unit?

2) At approximately what rpm in low range does the machine's spinde power fall off to where large diamter turning would be tough?

3) Any problems with the speed controller or motor that I should be aware of?

4) Any great deals or dealers out there on these machines (other than Amazon's current $1700-ish price) ?

5) Will a trade show price be better than Amazon's prices?

Many thanx.......

Pete

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