Model#: JETN708376

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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.



4.8 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Yes (13)
Easy To Use (11)
Powerful (11)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Jet 1220
I purchased this lathe to do demo's and when I wanted to haul along a lathe. It's a bit heavy for this but I appreciate it when I'm turning. I got the mobile base and put wheels on it. It has worked great with no real problems. [...] I would without reservations recommed this machine as I have found it to be a real work horse. It runs smooth and has plenty of power. I've even put my boring bar setup on it and it handles it without complaint.
January 29, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Lots of bang for little bucks !
November 9, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Top of the line to me. I like it so much,I don't know when quit and lock up the shop. I could turn wood all night long.
March 25, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great product [...]
I turned out my first project with this new lathe in no time. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
September 1, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
JET JWL-1220 Great Buy
This is not a toy lathe. Very well built with plenty of power and stability.
February 22, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Good little lathe
This is a fine lathe for small bowls, eggs, spindles, ect. I had to decide on the manual speed 12x20 with 3/4 hp or the variable speed 10x14 with 1/2 hp (both about $500). I choose more hp for future expansion and am impressed how easy it is to adjust the belt on the pullys. I am confident in my decision and would encourage others to do the same.
March 18, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Worth every penny!
This fine lathe met every expectation. My very first project only took an hour to complete. I've only done four jobs on a lathe before and this was the smoothest setup and completion to date. Great product! I'm now considering an extension and stand for larger jobs. Thanks Jet,Timo
May 12, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great Tool
Great tool will do every thing within its range.
February 1, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Pleased with purchase from CPO
This lathe is rock steady with no vibration, runs true, I could not ask for better quality. Shipping time was great-Ordered on Tuesday-Rec'd on Thursday however, the foam form it was shipped in was broken beyond further use. Overall I could not be happier with my purchase. Thanks.
June 21, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Jet 1220 lathe
This lathe came ready to go. There was minimal,set up or adjustments. The lathe is very sturdy well balanced and is suited for most of what I am doing. The changing of speeds is simple with one caution..make sure the belt and pulleys are always lined up. The cost of the machine, and the work it can do is well worth the investment. Very pleased. An extra belt is always a good idea..
March 23, 2013

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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
J-Rod on Feb 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: A compatible extension for your lathe is the JET 708346 BE-20, 20-in Bed Extension (model #: JETN708346).
Is JWL-1220, 12x20 in. wookdworking lathe come with a stand?
If not, is a stand available?
None on Dec 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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
Does this lathe come with a chuck? If not, where might I find one and the cost?
elmtree on Oct 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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:


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.


This warranty covers only the initial purchaser of the product from the date of delivery.


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.


Please contact Technical Service by calling 1-800-274-6846. Please note that you will be asked to provide proof of initial purchase when calling. If a product requires further inspection, the Technical Service representative will explain and assist with any additional action needed. JET, Wilton and Powermatic have Authorized Service Centers located throughout the United States. For the name of an Authorized Service Center in your area call 1-800-274-6846 or use the Service Center Locator on the JET, Wilton or Powermatic website.


JET, Wilton and Powermatic are constantly adding new products. For complete, up-to-date product information, check with your local distributor or visit the JET, Wilton or Powermatic website.


This warranty gives you specific legal rights, subject to applicable state law.


JET, WILTON AND POWERMATIC LIMIT ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR EACH PRODUCT. EXCEPT AS STATED HEREIN, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXCLUDED. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. JET, WILTON AND POWERMATIC SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR DEATH, INJURIES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, OR FOR INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR PRODUCTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. JET, Wilton and Powermatic sell through distributors only. The specifications listed in JET, Wilton and Powermatic printed materials and on official JET, Wilton and Powermatic-branded websites are given as general information and are not binding. JET, Wilton and Powermatic reserve the right to effect at any time, without prior notice, those alterations to parts, fittings, and accessory equipment which they may deem necessary for any reason whatsoever. JET® branded products are not sold in Canada by JPW Industries.

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

NOTE: JET, Wilton and Powermatic are divisions of JPW Industries. References in this document to JET, Wilton and/or Powermatic also apply to JPW Industries or any of its successors in interest to the JET, Wilton and/or Powermatic brands.