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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:13 am

Andybear33 wrote:
Hi Donovan,

So have you made up your mind as to what you are going to get?

No Andy i will have a look next week. Do you have any sugestions
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:43 pm

Hi Donovan,

So have you made up your mind as to what you are going to get?

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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:05 pm

I have a Ryobi with Variable speed and cast iron bed with legs and swivel head... Not any good for pens seeing that the tail stock and head dont line up properly - was the cause of a lot of frustration and the reason why I threw out mandrels. I just turn pens between centres now.
I recently got a Trusty form Brigid and Bruce Evans at MrWoodturner. Much smaller and actually lines up accurately - ideal for pens and small things... Bargain for that price:
Trusty 500

One day when I'm all grown up I'll get a Jet 1642...
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:27 am

each pulley gives you a different speed range that is then controlled by the variable speed knob.

Pulley 1 60-900 rpm
Pulley 2 110-1800 rpm
Pulley 3 220-3600 rpm

So if you need a speed of less than 220, the you would need to change the belt to the middle pulley.

For my turning I do not think that I would ever need to change, 220 is fine as a low speed.

Changing the belt is also very simple.

Hope this is clear

Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:24 pm

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I have the Jet 1221 VS, speed range from 60 to 3600 It has the three pulleys but I have only used the highest speed one which gives a range of 220 to 3600, which is more than ample for pens.

I love it.

Rob
Rob do you have to change pulleys to change the speed or is electronically variable
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:39 pm

I have the Jet 1221 VS, speed range from 60 to 3600 It has the three pulleys but I have only used the highest speed one which gives a range of 220 to 3600, which is more than ample for pens.

I love it.

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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:37 pm

RobBagnall wrote:
Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
http://www.hardwarecentre.co.za/web/

Andy are these guys not the agents for the Jet lathes

Yes as far as I know they are.

I want to get a Jet lathe as I lent my wood lathe to a friend and I turn on a metal lathe. I am not sure if there are any other good lathes to consider.

I saw a Nova variable speed lathe at Cape Town Hardware centre that looked very solid and is a well known make(much cheaper than the Jet), but I had decided on the Jet  variable speed and am very happy with my purchase. Variable speed rocks, I love telling other members of our club  " Oh I normally finish off with a speed of 2114 rpm" Very Happy  Tend to get funny looks.

Rob

Hi Rob which model do you have and what is the max speed of the lathe
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:14 am

Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
http://www.hardwarecentre.co.za/web/

Andy are these guys not the agents for the Jet lathes

Yes as far as I know they are.

I want to get a Jet lathe as I lent my wood lathe to a friend and I turn on a metal lathe. I am not sure if there are any other good lathes to consider.

I saw a Nova variable speed lathe at Cape Town Hardware centre that looked very solid and is a well known make(much cheaper than the Jet), but I had decided on the Jet variable speed and am very happy with my purchase. Variable speed rocks, I love telling other members of our club " Oh I normally finish off with a speed of 2114 rpm" Very Happy Tend to get funny looks.

Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:08 am

Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
http://www.hardwarecentre.co.za/web/

Andy are these guys not the agents for the Jet lathes

The main importers and agents for Jet are Strandhardware in Port Elizabeth but Hardware Centre are also agents.

http://www.strandhardware.co.za

Rob
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:02 am

Andybear33 wrote:
Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
http://www.hardwarecentre.co.za/web/

Andy are these guys not the agents for the Jet lathes

Yes as far as I know they are.

I want to get a Jet lathe as I lent my wood lathe to a friend and I turn on a metal lathe. I am not sure if there are any other good lathes to consider.
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:41 am

Donovan wrote:
Andybear33 wrote:
http://www.hardwarecentre.co.za/web/

Andy are these guys not the agents for the Jet lathes

Yes as far as I know they are.
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PostSubject: Re: Hardware Centre   Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:05 pm

Andybear33 wrote:
http://www.hardwarecentre.co.za/web/

Andy are these guys not the agents for the Jet lathes
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