View Full Version : Question on a Jet mini lathe for sale
08-29-2008, 06:32 PM
OK - I found a Jet mini lathe advertised on Craigslist for $100 - supposedly only like 16 hours of use on it. I have requested pictures, model # and the location of it.
Is this a totally bogus deal?
Sorry - I did post this in the turning forum too.
08-29-2008, 09:41 PM
Thank goodness as I thought I'd read some relies on your question I thought my computer was messing up over here! :)
I had a friend's Jet Mini out in the shop until a week ago. It was the variable speed model with the stand. I used it to finish up a segmented vase and was impressed with it. He had a SuperNova2 chuck on it which worked great.
08-29-2008, 09:44 PM
It COULD be on the up & up... maybe the bodger got hurt & their partner (of whatever type) is selling it? Or... maybe the would-be bodger decided they don't like turning at all & cash ain't a biggie thing to them?
Or... maybe it was a pawn that never paid off?
Only way to know for sure's to go check it out.
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08-29-2008, 10:38 PM
Wasn't Rockler selling those for $300 about a year ago? Or was it $200???
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08-30-2008, 12:37 AM
It's the 6 speed.
I have one of those. I put a 1/2 HP DC motor on mine and now it's a dicent lathe. But the slowest speed was too danged fast before that.
I can't speak for the variable speed ones from the fraktory. http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/26/26_26_1.gif
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08-30-2008, 05:04 PM
Wanna play with a lathe?
Go get it a'fore it's gone.
Watcha watin fer?
Go get it,
08-31-2008, 09:42 AM
Waitin' the the A-hole to respond via Craigslist. I don't know what it is - SEVERAL people I have written two from Craigslist and it usually takes FOREVER to get a response, if I get one at all.
Jerks! :D :D
Yeah - I've decided that as long as it looks like everything is there, I'm plopping down the $100 for it. Probably about the best deal on a decent small lathe I'll find.