Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Jet 1442 problem

Ron
>I've been struggling with my 1442 since I bought it a few months ago. When I do the outside or inside of a bowl, where it curves from bottom to side, there's an inordinate amount of chatter. At first I thought it was just my technique although I've been turning for 4 years and have made lots of bowls. Took it back to the seller who assured me that everything was in tolerance. We've been back and forth on this many times; last night I (finally) noticed the spindle moves laterally (along the bed) about an eighth inch when changing speeds. Called the Jet rep who assured me that that is normal, and it will no longer moves once the tool is applied to the wood.

Now to me, the spindle shaft shouldn't move at all, other than around and around, or was I indeed just born yesterday?

Your input appreciated.

Ron

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