Model#: JETN708359

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JET JWL-1642EVS 16 in. x 42 in. 1-1/2 HP Woodworking Lathe

  • JET JWL-1642EVS 16 in. x 42 in. 1-1/2 HP Woodworking Lathe
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  • Heavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed and legs add stability while limiting vibration
  • Electronic inverter lets you operate the machine at any speed from 0 to 3,200 RPM
  • Digital readout allows operator to dial in the desired speed for best results
  • High/low speed change level quickly changes belt positions
  • Spindle has positive locking indexing in 10 increments for fast, efficient fluting and veining operations
  • Built-in spindle locks let you remove or replace faceplates and chucks with ease
  • Cam-lock mechanisms allow adjustments of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base without having to use tools
  • Special cast-iron webbings in legs accept 2x4s or 2x12s to construct a solid tool and sandbag shelf
  • Tool storage basket conveniently holts chisels and other tools within easy reach of the operator
  • 16 in. x 42 in. 1-1/2 HP Woodworking Lathe - 708359
  • 14 in. Tool Rest
  • 6 in. Face Plate
  • Spur Center
  • Dual-Bearing Live Center
  • Live Center
  • Tooling Knockout
  • Spindle &, Indexing Locks
  • Safety Shield &, Brake Resistor
  • Wrench


Weight: 410 lbs.
AC Voltage: 115V/120V
Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2 in.
Horsepower: 0.75
Motor Phase (PH): 1
PreWired Voltage: 115V/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.



4.6 / 5.0
32 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (19)
Easy To Use (15)
Powerful (12)
Heavy (2)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
GREAT LATHE for the beginner to the pro.
I am a avid Do-It-Myself. I have turned everything from pens to bowels and this lathe works great on everthing I have done. It is quiet, powerful and heavy enough that it doesn't bounce around when you turn something out of round.
January 20, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Excellent lathe with smooth operation
This is a terrific full-size variable speed lathe. I recently upgraded from a smaller lather and am very happy with my purchase. The lathe is heavy (over 400 pounds) but it comes in pieces and can be moved to the assembly site with a hand cart. I also looked at the Powermatic but it was twice the price and weighed over 600 pounds. It probably would have required two men to assemble.
September 7, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice Lathe But!!21
Great machine, But CPO would not match $300 discount offer even though I accepted deliver 1 1/2 weeks ago. Thats $300.00 lost. Not very nice
March 9, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Excellent Machine
Heavy, but that's a good thing. From the time we opened the box, my wife and I had the lathe running in 45 minutes. It's so very quiet I had to take off my ear protection to hear it run.

One "negative" comment, and it's not really negative, is that the spindle size is 1 1/4" and the jaws I'd previously owned were 1". Okay, go buy some new jaws. And I did.

Fairly priced, quality machine and I expect to be turning with it well past it's wonderful warranty period.
September 27, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
The delivery arrived on time, with a truck driver using a pallet lift to deliver to my shop.It is easy to set up, but the weight means you should have two to put together.It's like driving a Rolls Royce - no noise and no vibration.The infinitely variable-speed control works perfectly. I wish I had purchased it sooner.
April 1, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
I'm glad I chose this lathe.
After reviewing many lathes on the internet I am glad I chose this particular lathe as a retirement gift to myself. Once I received it and set it up I could tell it will give me many years of use for my wood turning projects. This is a powerful, smooth running machine. Jet did a fine job in designing this baby. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good, powerful wood lathe.
March 24, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Excellent lathe
Very stable even with out of balance bowls
July 7, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Giant step up from the Jet mini-lathe!
Easy, easy, easy to assemble.
April 8, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great smooth machine
When it is set up, it is there and is very stable and easy to use.
March 27, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Everything I expected
This lathe replaced my 1st lathe a grizzly. It is by far a much better lathe. I was able to assemble it by myself and had it running in just over a hour. I did purchase the 120 volt due to the fact I did not want to run another circuit for it in my shop. I have used it everyday since it arrived with no problems. There several thing I like about the lathe. The speed control has allowed me to turn several blanks that I had for a while but due to their shape could not use. My old lathe would not go slow enough. The tail stock with it's depth gage is a good idea. How easy it is to change the belt drive in the head stock is another feature I like. Now I spent weeks researching lathes and determined that this was the best for the money in it's price range. It happen to go on sale and with it's free shipping sealed the deal. The only problem was not with the lathe but the shipping company. And it's a small problem, they called to set up the delivery and than had to cancel due a truck problem. They delivered it the next day and since it was free shipping I can't complain. I have and will continue to tell folks that this purchase was a great deal from CPO and Jet makes a great lathe.
October 16, 2014

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Sorry for my general ignorance but what 16" by 42" means ?
Bogdan on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 16 refers to max dia in inches you can turn and the 42 is the max length in inches.
Does it reverse?
veto on May 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes this lathe has reversible operation.
What are the dimensions? i.e. How wide is it at the widest point(s)? (The leg stance width?) And how long is the total length; from outside of motor to outside tip of tail-stock handle when the tail-stock is positioned all the way at the end of the bed? I have limited room for installation of a lathe in my small shop. Thanks.
AK on Feb 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The item is twenty-nine inches in width, twenty-eight inches in height, and fifty-nine inches in length. It also weighs four hundred and ten pounds.
what does swing over the cross slide mean?
Edward on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: "Swing over cross slide" would be the largest diameter that will clear the cross slide on top of the carriage.
Do you ship to APO address? Please let me know total price include shipping.
Please e-mail to with estimate.
Thank you.
shimmy on Jan 21, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We do not ship to APO/FPO, US Territories, Canada or other countries at this time.


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.
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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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