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New Lathe for Mike Turner
Jul 12th, 2012 at 10:37am
 
OK, Mike, you've sold your Jet 1442.  Congratulations on the sale.  Now spill the beans, what are you replacing it with?  What do you have in mind?  We want to help you spend your money!
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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #1 - Jul 12th, 2012 at 10:47am
 
Well he was talking about trying to rebuild it to be like the 1642....  Congrats.
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Reply #2 - Jul 12th, 2012 at 12:28pm
 
Decision, decisions  Roll Eyes Cheesy
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Reply #3 - Jul 12th, 2012 at 2:36pm
 
There are so many good lathes these days it's no easy decision.
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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #4 - Jul 13th, 2012 at 9:08pm
 
I just now spotted this thread...(Ive got similar post inquiring about different lathes on several forums trying to get a good feel for what I can get) I was wanting to get a Jet 1642 Evs but Ill have to save some more so Im still scratching my head right now...From what Ive read it is good and heavy and has great reviews. I was looking at the Nova 1624-44 but dont want to change belts manually and the Nova DVR-XP is close to the same price as the Jet 1642.And from what Ive read the Nova stand is not heavy enough..ughhhhhhhhh decisions...I need mo money!!!  Help !! me figure this out... Naaaaa really like the Jet 1642...the 1442 worked good I was just afraid of the future with the reeves drive and put it up for sale and boom it sold..so here I am now..! I have enough flute blanks prepared and I can turn them on my old craftsman if I need to but not that many flute sales but not much on bowl turning !!!
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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #5 - Jul 13th, 2012 at 11:58pm
 
Michael Meredith wrote on Jul 12th, 2012 at 2:36pm:
There are so many good lathes these days it's no easy decision.


You have that right!!!

Mike -- hard choices, but there are few wrong answers in the league you are looking at.

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Reply #6 - Jul 14th, 2012 at 3:13am
 
Mike,
I will say that I do love my 1642. Like Ken said there is some really good quality lathes & all the top ones have excellent customer service.
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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #7 - Jul 14th, 2012 at 3:16pm
 
I keep hearing people knock the legs on the Nova 1624-44 as being too light.  Folks that say that have obviously not turn on one.  I get NO shake on mine unless it is too fast for the raw, out of balance blank.  If I remember right, I have never started on the slowest speed yet.  Haven't needed to.  For what Mike is doing and wanting, I believe that the DVR (same lathe with ESV) would do the job very nicely.  Add the 20" extension to give 44" between centers and the cast legs and you have once first class lathe.  Get it all from the Service Center as a refurb unit and you save a good chunk of change.  Just my thoughts as a 1624 owner.
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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #8 - Jul 15th, 2012 at 8:21am
 
i had a 1624 nova  and had no problem with it .
had a chance to up grade to a dvr and jumped at it  now i have 2 novas
the 1624 is now used only for ornamental turning
the dvr is now my main lathe to turn on. the stand that  was on my 1624 is now on my dvr   and it works fine  if it moves just slow the dvr down and it works fine , the stand is fine  have not had any thing go wrong with it
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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #9 - Jul 17th, 2012 at 11:17am
 
The biggest difference between the DVR and the Jet is the speed control. I do not like the DVR because it is a VERY slow ramp up/ramp down push button thing rather than the twist a knob for almost instant results. Other than that, it works fine. It does have a few pre set speeds, but I have found that with all the different sized blanks, and how they never seem to balance out, some times even when rounded out, I am constantly adjusting the speed ranges. You can do that with the DVR, but it is a very slow process. I learned most of my skills on a PM35620A. I guess I could get used to the DVR, but it just doesn't work for me.

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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #10 - Jul 17th, 2012 at 3:36pm
 
Mike,

I have a similar thread regarding the desire/need to buy a new lathe and the pros/cons of some models I've asked about.  FWIW, I'm leaning heavily towards the Jet 1642EVS, and today, I thought it was closer than ever to one within reach.  I used Froogle, which I guess is Google's deal search engine of sorts.  Lo and behold, I found it listed on a website selling for $989!!!!  I almost soiled myself, and was ALMOST ready to pull the trigger, after all, how could I resist a $1000+ savings, but kept looking into it from every angle imaginable.  Long story short, it came done to looking up the WHOIS website domain information only to find that when Google-ing the listed phone number (which, oddly enough, was not readily available on the site itself) I got hits to all kinds of SCAM related entries associated with that phone number. 

A real example of "if it's too good to be true...."   I was hoping to come back here to gloat and share the website.

Another time perhaps.

Maybe we can get a package deal somewhere  Smiley

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Re: New Lathe for Mike Turner
Reply #11 - Jul 17th, 2012 at 6:32pm
 
Hook us up Rod, Im game !! Thats the one I want too !!!
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