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Jet 1442 Question

Glass Cannon
Hello everyone,

I have a question for those who have owned the Jet 1442.

I would like to know how long the pulleys tend to last before they start showing signs that they need to be replaced.

The reason I am asking this is because I have purchased a used 1442 that appears to need new pulleys, and I would like to know how long I should expect a new set to last with moderate use (1 year, a few years, 5 years etc.)

I understand that nobody can give me an exact amount of time that they should last, I'm just curious to hear from others who have owned this lathe, to see how long they went before developing pulley issues.

Many thanks in advance to anyone who would be willing to share their experience with me.

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