Jet JWL-1221VS variable speed wood lathe Wood Lathe Reviews

Jet JWL-1221VS Variable Speed Wood Lathe


The cast iron Jet JWL-1221VS variable speed wood lathe has been completely redesigned with single-phase, 10-amp 1 HP motor.  All of the motor controls are mounted together in a single display panel, including the on/off, forward and reverse switch, and spindle indicator.

Jet JWL-1221VS Variable Speed Wood Lathe Features

The Jet JWL-1221VS variable speed wood lathe has a spindle speed that ranges from 60–3,600 RPM. The headstock the Jet JWL-1221VS allows a swing of  12-1/2″ over the bed and 20-1/2″ between centers, while the tailstock quill has 2-1/4″ of travel. Both the headstock and tailstock have 2MT Morse tapers, and the headstock spindle is threaded to accept an M33 x 3.5 chuck. The drive pulley on the Jet JWL-1221VS has 24 indexing positions with a twist-lock system for securing everything in place during each operation.

In addition, the Jet JWL-1221VS variable speed wood lathe also offers a much wider bed than is normal for a mini lathe. The new bed size provides enough space for the tool rest base and locking footprint. Both ends of Jet JWL-1221VS come equipped with metal tool and cable storage racks as well as a metal mesh tray located between the legs. Also, the lathe comes with live center, spur center, spindle wrench, knockout rod, 2 tool caddies, 4 button head screws (5/16″ x 1/2″), 2 tool supports (6” and 10”), and 3” face plate.

Jet JWL-1221VS Variable Speed Wood Lathe Features

  • Unrivaled speed control
  • Optimally designed speed ranges
  • Forward to reverse is a smooth transition
  • Innovative ratchet style belt tension system (patent pending)
  • Integrated, spring loaded spindle lock
  • Conveniently located controls and DRO
  • Acme thread in tailstock
  • 24 integrated indexing positions

Jet JWL-1221VS Variable Speed Wood Lathe Specifications

  • Motor Power (HP): 1
  • Motor Phase: 1
  • Motor Voltage (V.): 115
  • Prewired Voltage (V.): 115
  • Motor Current (Amps.): 6
  • Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.): 10
  • Speed Range: 60 – 3600 RPM
  • Swing Over Bed (In.): 12-1/2″
  • Swing Over Tool Rest Base: 9-9/20″
  • Distance Between Centers: 20-1/2″
  • Spindle Bore: 3/8″
  • Spindle Taper (In. x TPI): MT2
  • Quill Taper: MT2
  • Quill Travel (In.): 2-1/4″
  • Spindle Thread (In./TPI): 1/8” TPI
  • Number of Indexing Positions: 24
  • Height 21-1/4”
  • Length: 35-3/4”
  • Weight: 125 lbs
  • Width: 14-1/2”
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Price: $799.99

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