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#1 posted 11-11-2018 04:14 PM

Watch for a jet sale at the end of the month, Black Friday sale. Tends to be about 4 days or so long, and for 15% off.
While I now have 220v in my shop. I did not have it at the time I bought my lathe. Went with the Jet 16X42evs, If I remember it is a 1-1/2hp on my 110v model. I think the 220v is 2hp? cannot remember for sure, but it has never been and issue. I have turned max diameter pieces on both my jet, and on a 220v machine in Jimmy Clewes shop. Both where live edge, really out of balance. Never saw a difference in performance.
good luck. Other brands may very well be on sale at the end of the month too.
quick add. The Jet seems heavy enough. can’t say that it moves more or less than any other lathe I have used.

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