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    I've got an insurance policy maturing this summer so am thinking of getting a new lathe. The one thats standing out at the moment is the jet 1442. Anybody used one of these?

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    Can't comment on the jet, never tried one, but I'd certainly shop around it appears that the Chinese manufacturer is open to supply these machines to other suppliers so you might be able to get the same machine under a different brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Can't comment on the jet, never tried one, but I'd certainly shop around it appears that the Chinese manufacturer is open to supply these machines to other suppliers so you might be able to get the same machine under a different brand.

    China Wood Lathe (MC1847VF), Deluxe Spindler Moulder With Sliding Table (WS1000TA) - Burt Group Co., Ltd..
    Good advice, no point paying more than you need to, but check the spec. carefully to make sure you are getting exactly the same machine and not a clone with a lower spec.

     
     
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    Hi Keith I know Terry has the Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS Woodturning Lathe Axminster Trade Series AT1628VS Woodturning Lathe - Woodturning Lathes - Woodturning Lathes - Woodturning - Crafts & Hobbies | Axminster.co.uk and is well pleased with it and for the extra 200 quid it has a better V/S the 1442 has a pulley clutch speed system which isn't a true V/S it is an 8 speed lathe and this design dose produce problems but the other one has an inverter much better and is a true V/S this one would be my choice out of the two OK it is a bit shorter and the stand isn't included in the price but it is a much better quality lathe if you want longer that could be added at a latter date hope this helps mate and hasn't confused the issue good luck with your choice

     
     
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    I am extremely pleased with my Axminster 1628 lathe but if you could stretch your policy can stretch to approv 2000 then I would look at the Killinger 1400 SE which is an excellent lathe and it is made in GERMANY !!!!!!
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    Thanks for the replies gents. I'd be wary of importing a lathe myself from China, what with warranty and things going wrong etc. The reason I was looking at the jet is it is 1in 8tpi same as my axminster 900 and I have the k80 and 100 chucks for it. If I had to buy 2 more chucks and accessories that would put another approx 400 on the costs.
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    Keith, you may be able to get inserts for your chucks to fit a new lathe, may be worth looking into it & then lathe choice isn't limited.
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    Thanks Steven, I'll have a look at that
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    I've just been eyeing up the Nova DVR XP ...think its just a fantasy though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edlea View Post
    I've just been eyeing up the Nova DVR XP ...think its just a fantasy though.
    Theres one on ebay Ed Woodturning Lathe: Nova DVR 3000 | eBay

     
     

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