The JET JML 1014I 10 Inch X 14 Inch Indexing Mini Lathe is great for rotating a wood object around its axis. While on its axis, you can cut, sand, or drill your object. Since this is a mini lathe, you can make a variety of small objects on it, such as table legs and goblets.
This mini lathe is made by Walter Meier, a company founded in 1937. Walter Meier is a manufacturing company that makes tools for metalworking, woodworking, and work holding. It contains the brand JET, which is the brand of this lathe.
Guide Review – JET JML 1014I 10 Inch X 14 Inch Indexing Mini Lathe
List Price: $521.00
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Main Features List
- .5 hp, 115V
- Supports 10’’ diameter
- Supports 14’’ length
- Cast iron bed
- Cam locks
- 30’’ x 10’’ x 16’’
- 82 lbs.
- 5 year warranty
- Spur and live center
- Drift rod
- Safety goggles
- 3mm and 5mm hex wrenches
Who is it for?
This mini lathe is not too expensive, it does not take much space, and it is very user friendly. Anyone from a beginner to an expert woodworker can use it.
JML 1014I 10 Inch X 14 Inch Indexing Mini Lathe Pros and Cons
It is famous for its flexibility. It has six different speeds, and it is very easy to change speeds. Also, this mini lathe is stable enough for any object you want to make with its cast iron base.
This JML 1014I Mini Lathe is very stable from the cast iron and does not vibrate, and its .5 horsepower motor and six speeds give you enough flexibility to handle any object. Its cam locks allow you to change the headstock, tail stock, and base without using any tools. The spindle also has a lock that allows you to change face plates or other accessories with only one hand. Its live center has a pin so you can bore holes through wood, and the hollow tailstock allows you to bore even longer holes. The tail stock is also self-ejecting so it is safe to remove. The bottom of the mini lathe has four rubber feet so it can stay in place. The five year warranty is another plus.
A potential drawback of this mini lathe is that it is not variable speed. Changing the speed with a knob would probably be faster.
Why should you buy it?
This great lathe is heavy enough so it does not vibrate during use. Its cast iron base makes it very stable, and its 115V motor and six speeds is enough to handle any object you want to make. It can hold objects up to 10’’ in diameter and 14’’ in length. The live center contains a removable pin for boring, and the spindle lock allows you to change accessories very quickly. The self-ejecting tailstock and the four rubber feet make this a safe lathe, and it comes with a five year warranty. This wood lathe is not very expensive, and with all of these features, it is surely worth it.
JET JML 1014I 10 Inch X 14 Inch Indexing Mini Lathe – Final Verdict
This great lathe is a flexible choice with its stability and six speeds. It can handle any type of object quickly and easily.