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JET JWL-1220 12 in. x 20 in. 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe

  • JET JWL-1220 12 in. x 20 in. 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe
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Shaping, smoothing, finishing, fluting and veining all done on one machine -- the JET, JWL-1220 is a dream tool for any lathe enthusiast. Featuring a 3/4-horsepower motor that handles increased capacities easily, this lathe can maintain consistent rpm through a much wider range of turning situations. Best of all, you can adjust the headstock, tailstock and tool rest base without having to use tools. Nifty extras, such as the convenient cordless worklight, 6 in. and 10 in. toolrest, and convenient cord wrap make this a dream machine. A pair of large-diameter retractable carry handles allows for easier storage, that is, if you ever want to put this lathe away.
  • Heavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed adds stability while limiting vibration during operation
  • Indexing mechanism which allows for fast, efficient fluting and veining operations
  • Cord wrap for convenient storage of 6 foot power cord
  • Powerful 3/4 HP motor will allow you to turn bigger projects
  • Live center has a removable pin for boring through stock
  • Cam-lock mechanisms allow adjustments of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base without having to use tools
  • Hollow tailstock allows you to perform long hole boring for lamps and other vessels
  • Convenient work light allows better lighting right on the work piece
  • Includes 6 in. and 10 in. tool rest for added versatility
  • 12 in. x 20 in. 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe - 708376


Weight: 98.3 lbs.
AC Voltage: 120V
Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2 in.
Horsepower: 0.75
Motor Phase: 1
PreWired Voltage: 120V
Spindle Speed Range (RPM): 500 - 4,000
Spindle Speed Settings: 5
Spindle Taper (Headstock): MT-2
Spindle Taper (Tailstock): MT-2
Swing Over Bed: 12-1/2 in.
Tailstock Spindle Travel: 2-1/4 in.
Tool Rest Length: 6 in. / 10 in.


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  • 12 in. x 20 in. 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe


    Does this lathe come with a chuck? If not, where might I find one and the cost?
    Asked on 10/29/2013 by Elmtree from Wichita Falls, Tx

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    • Staff Reviewer


      This lathe is no longer available. The replacement for this lathe is model JWL1221VS. A chuck is not a requirement, but is handy when working on more than one piece at a time. Information pertaining to the chuck can be found on page 18 of the manual. Here is a link to the manual:

      Answered on 11/1/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
  • 12 in. x 20 in. 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe


    can this lathe be set up with a bed extender. if it can be used with bed extender witch extender should i purchase item numbers because i dont want to get wrong extender
    Asked on 2/25/2013 by j-rod from long island

    2 answers

    • A:

      A compatible extension for your lathe is the JET 708346 BE-20, 20-in Bed Extension (model #: JETN708346).

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Community Answer from None
    • Staff Reviewer


      Yes, the model number for the bed extension is JWL-1220BE. It is a 28" bed extension.

      Answered on 2/26/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
  • 12 in. x 20 in. 3/4 HP Woodworking Lathe


    Is JWL-1220, 12x20 in. wookdworking lathe come with a stand?
    If not, is a stand available?
    Asked on 12/14/2012 by none from brevard, nc

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    • A:

      No, this lathe does not come with a stand. There are several stands available for it. Here is one:,default,pd.html&xsell=jetn708376--3

      Answered on 12/14/2012 by Community Answer from None
    • Staff Reviewer


      No, the stand is not included with this lathe. The JET 708378 JWL-1220S Adjustable Stand is recommended for this lathe.

      Answered on 1/14/2013 by Big Ken from Lawrenceville, GA
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JET, Wilton and Powermatic warrants every product they sell against manufacturers’ defects. If one of our tools needs service or repair, please contact Technical Service by calling 1-800-274-6846, 8AM to 5PM CST, Monday through Friday


The general warranty lasts for the time period specified in the literature included with your product or on the official JET, Wilton or Powermatic branded websites.
  1. • JET, Wilton and Powermatic products carry a limited warranty which varies in duration based upon the product. (See points below)
  2. • Accessories carry a limited warranty of one year from the date of receipt.
  3. • Consumable items are defined as expendable parts or accessories expected to become inoperable within a reasonable amount of use and are covered by a 90 day limited warranty against manufacturer’s defects.


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This warranty covers any defects in workmanship or materials subject to the limitations stated below. This warranty does not cover failures due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, negligence or accidents, normal wear-and-tear, improper repair, alterations or lack of maintenance.


Woodworking products with a Five Year Warranty that are used for commercial or industrial purposes default to a Two Year Warranty. Please contact Technical Service at 1-800-274-6846 for further clarification.


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Product Listing with Warranty Period

  1. • 90 Days – Parts; Consumable items; Light-Duty Air Tools
  2. • 1 Year – Motors; Machine Accessories; Heavy-Duty Air Tools; Pro-Duty Air Tools
  3. • 2 Year – Metalworking Machinery; Electric Hoists, Electric Hoist Accessories; Woodworking Machinery used for industrial or commercial purposes.
  4. • 5 Year – Woodworking Machinery
  5. • Limited Lifetime – Wilton branded products; JET Parallel clamps; VOLT Series Electric Hoists Manual Hoists; Manual Hoist Accessories; Shop Tools; Warehouse & Dock products; Hand Tools

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