Jet 1340 bench lathe

Hi
Anyone have any experience with Jet lathes, particularly the 1340 belt
drive bench lathe? Any information or help would be appreciated. Thanks
Travis
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Travis Mahone
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I just got mine about a month ago and it is doing great for me. Mine is about 10 years old and seems to be in real good shape. I plan on making a chip guard and also a carriage stop for it. I had to make a few parts on it the other day and was taking pretty good cuts with it. Using indexable carbide and about .006 ipr it did okay. Ron
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Ron Coffey
Well I have the geared head and its perfectly fine for most uses. My friend has the belt drive and he also like his. His is about 10 years old, and the only problems he had was a oil leak at the spindle. Seems like JET does not stock any parts to fix this lathe anymore, so it took a bit of make do to finally get his lathes oil leak stopped with hunting down aftermarket stuff to fit. The only drawback is changing the drive belts on the spindle is a real pain when they need replacing.
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Roy
I have the 13x36 belt drive (Taiwan) purchased in 1988. It has been a good machine and has required minimal maint. I have replaced an oil seal in the carriage gear box and the carriage way wipers. Spindle belt was replaced with a Fenner Power-Twist link belt so I have never had the head stock apart. That's about it.
Randy
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Randal O'Brian
I have heard that, but I don't know if it is true across the entire line.
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Randal O'Brian
The one I have is 1992 and it was made in Tiawan.
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Ron Coffey

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