JET® JWL-1640EVS Woodworking Lathe

JET® JWL-1640EVS Woodworking Lathe

The new JET® JWL-1640EVS 16” x 40” Electronic Variable Speed Woodworking Lathe is loaded with cutting-edge features that distinguish it from others in its class. It includes a sliding headstock that pivots 360 degrees for outboard turning, electronic infinitely variable speed from 40 to 3200 RPM, and a newly designed headstock locking handle.

 With a 16-1/2-in. swing over its cast-iron bed (12-in. swing over the tool rest base) and 40-in. between centers, this lathe can handle a wide range of project types and sizes. The rotating headstock also enables the operator to choose the most comfortable outboard position for turning large workpieces, such as bowls and platters. Its headstock locking handle is accessible from the front of the lathe, eliminating the need to walk around the back of the machine.

The lathe’s new, extended spindle nose houses dual headstock spindle bearings and allows greater access to workpieces. It’s also indexed for 36 stop positions. A convenient spindle-lock latch frees up both hands for other operations. The top of the headstock features a rubber tool mat.

Powered by a 1-1/2 HP (4.6 amp), TEFC motor that delivers torque throughout its wide speed range, the three-phase motor’s Variable Frequency Drive makes it possible to operate the lathe on 115-volt household current. An easy-to-read digital speed display is conveniently located on the front of the headstock.

ACME threads have been added to the tailstock to improve quill engagement, along with an anti-rotation key to facilitate tailstock adjustments. The banjo employs a non-marring, positive-locking, wedge system to securely hold the tool rest and prevent slippage.

The JWL-1640EVS has several optional accessories, including a tailstock swing away (item 719001; $289.99), a 20-in. cast-iron bed extension with post (item 719401; $269.99) and a lathe guard (item 719002; $89.99). The JET JWL-1640EVS Variable Speed Woodworking Lathe is covered by a 5-year warranty as well as JET RED Assurance, the industry’s most dependable service and support guarantee.

“The full-featured 1640EVS lathe provides all the power, control, versatility and convenience valued by today’s woodturners,” said Katie Davidson, JET’s Product Manager.

Visit for more information or to locate a dealer for the new JET JWL-1640EVS Woodworking Lathe. It sells for $2,499.99.

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