This, the largest of the JET lathes, is a real powerhouse. With electronic variable speed and a sliding head, you can turn bowls up to 16" over the bed, even larger projects off the end and 42" spindles standard. Turn even longer projects with the optional bed extension.The JET 1642 Wood Lathes strike a perfect balance of versatility, cutting edge technology and performance. The 1642 Lathes have been designed and built to bring the accuracy, capability, durability and value you want in woodworking machinery.Features:Digital readout allows operator to dial in the desired speed for best resultsHeavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed adds stability while limiting vibration during operationElectronic inverter lets you operate the machine at any speed from 50 to 3,200 RPMIndexing mechanism which allows for fast, efficient, fluting and veining operationsSliding headstock may be positioned anywhere along the bed ways for maximum flexibility and user comfortHigh/low speed change lever quickly changes belt positionsSpindle has positive locking indexing in 10 degree increments for fast, efficient fluting and veining operationsBuilt-in spindle locks let you remove or replace faceplates and chucks with easeLive center has a removable pin for boring through stockCam-lock mechanisms allow adjustments of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base without having to use toolsHollow tailstock allows you to perform long hole boring for lamps and other vesselsSpecial cast-in webbings in legs accept 2 x 4's or a 2 x 12 to construct a solid tool or sandbag shelfTool storage basket conveniently holds chisels and other tools within easy reach of operator
Here's a project that offers the kind of fun that keeps on giving. As the builder, you'll get a chance to polish your turning skills making the mallets, cart parts, wheels and even the balls! Others will see this as the hard part, but if you enjoy lathe work, the effort will seem like woodworking bliss. Then, after the "tough" part is through, the fun just continues as you put this handmade set to work whenever friends and family gather. Really, you're the only one who can't lose here!
Nova's Pen Plus Jaws quickly convert your Nova chuck into a fast, accurate pen blank drilling tool. The large jaw profile provides a solid grip for all sizes of pen blanks, and a perfectly centered hole, every time. Being able to finely control the drill feed on your lathe helps to prevent break out on delicate pen walls. Pen Plus Jaws are also perfect for squaring up the pen blank ends after gluing in the tubes. But here's the "Plus" in Pen Plus—the heavy-duty design of the jaws means that they're also powerful enough to handle larger, longer spigot work. With an internal profile that accepts square turning blanks, and a rock solid grip over 1-1/2" long, the jaws perform admirably, with minimal vibration. Drills your pen blanks cleanly and accurately.Far faster than using a drill press.Also holds long, square stock firmly and accurately for wider project use beyond just pens.Fits all Nova chucksVery efficient for small run pen making - all operations are based around the lathe.Secured by two screws for each jaw segment.Rock solid grip over 1-1/2" long.Features standard on all Nova Jaws:Nova chucks give you the same jaw fixing system and same insert/adapter system across all chuck models.All accessory jaws in the range will fit all the chucks in the range for optimum flexibility. Some, however, are not recommended. See individual jaws for recommendations.Nova chucks are specially designed so the jaws cut into the wood, grip firmly in the contraction mode and provide high tear out strength.
This is the standard live center included with all Nova lathes—use as a replacement or as an upgrade for another lathe. With heavy-duty sealed bearings, precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel construction, and a solid steel point to dig into the wood blank, the center provides a long useful life, and solid workholding capabilities. The #2 morse taper fits most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size. 2MT Center, suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.Heavy-duty sealed ball bearings for long life.Steel point for a solid bite into the turning blank.Precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel.Standard equipment on all Nova lathes.