Tool Test: JET 719200 Variable-speed Wood Lathe

04pwm1013tooltestBy Chuck Bender
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Jet’s hefty new wood lathe is a solid performer. And whether you are turning legs or spindles for a chair or you want to turn a special piece of lumber into a bowl or vase, a solidly built lathe yields better results.

With a heavy cast bed, this 12″ x 21″ lathe weighs in at more than 30 pounds heavier than Jet’s other comparable variable-speed lathe. The extra weight provides a solid feel when turning at any speed.

The ways are wide and smooth, giving the tool rest and tailstock plenty of locking surface and stability.

Blog: Get an up-close look at how the Jet 719200 lathe is powered.
Web Site: Visit the Jet Tools web site.

From the October 2013 issue, #206
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