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#1 posted 09-08-2017 05:11 PM

I have zero experience with a Jet, but owned a Delta and loved it. Mine had an extension, I bought the extension, stand and stand extension at the time I bought the lathe. I had saved a little money and decided to go all the way.
It served me well. I never really used the extension for turning longer spindles but it is VERY handy to have that extra bed to push your tail stock back to get it out of the way, and I had a Rockler round storage tray for items…on and on. It’s just handy to have that extra space for multiple reasons. I took the feet off the stand and installed wheels and that made it even more versatile. I eventually bought a bigger lathe, and thought I would keep it, but I did not use so I sold it a month ago or so.

I had heard that at one time on another blog that the Jet’s were have switch issues after a couple years, I am not sure if that still a thing or not.
Just my .02

-- Mike

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