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

  • JET JWL-1642EVS-2 16 in. x 42 in. 2 HP Woodworking Lathe
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This, the largest of the JET, lathes is a real powerhouse. With an electronic variable speed and sliding head you can turn bowls up to 16 in. over the bed an deven larger off the end and 42 in. spindles standard and as long as your shop will allow with the optional bed extension.
  • 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. 2 HP Woodworking Lathe - 708360
  • 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: 420 lbs.
AC Voltage: 230V
Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2 in.
Horsepower: 0.75
Motor Phase (PH): 1
PreWired Voltage: 230V
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.



5.0 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Easy To Use (14)
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
the best for the money
I have been hobby turning for the past 7 years and am getting into profit projects.This is by far the best on the market for the money, plenty of power, shoping around I found it for much less. a stable and smooth operating lathe, the only thing it is missing is a pivoting head. this lathe has all the other features one would want or need. Idid have to buy a thread reducer for my old chuck.
September 24, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Value in a full-sized lathe
Bought this lathe (2hp version) and have not regretted it. I added a weight box with 300lb sand between the legs for stability when rough turning out-of-balance stock. The lathe is smooth-running and very powerful. It arrived packed in a wooden crate and very secure. The motor runs smooth and the electronic variable speed is a great feature. Also comes with a removable safety cage for those questionable turning blanks.
October 21, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
So Far So Good
After researching lathes and talking to several turners I decided on the Jet 1642 EVS-2. It has enough swing for 99% of the bowels I will turn and the power is just right.I got mine on sale at CPO Tools and it was at my door in three days. Great lathe at a fair price. Package weighs over 400 pounds so you will need a buddy to help assemble. Thank You Jet for a great product.
December 2, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Jwl 1642evs-2
A great lathe, very heavy and durable. Custormer service was very helpful answering questions I had about delivery. Very happy with the lathe.
December 3, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best lathe on the market for the price!
Bought the lathe on sale from CPO, great price for such a powerful machine. I actually assembled it by myself, not easy, but can be done. After assembly and wired shop for 220V, started right up. Quite, powerful, exactly what I expected. I have only had it for one week and have already turned several projects. So far it has easily handled everything I threw at it. Only complant was that the shipping company was late.
July 21, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great Lathe
Turning bowls
March 22, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Powerful and easy to use
Solid accurate operation
September 25, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
worth the weight
Solidly built. Spindle, tailstock and toolrest are precisely made well designed and sturdy. Love the motor and speed control. Quiet as a sewing machine yet powerful. I am really pleased.Not a casual purchase though. [...]
December 5, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best buy on the Lathe Market
Glad I bought it. Got it on sale at Woodcraft [...] Can't beat that.
May 24, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
A nice heavy lathe
The lathe arrived in excellent condition and well packed. Assembly was easy for two people. The machine works nice, it is silent and speed is easy to control. One of the best for the money. An excellent value.
October 15, 2011

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where is the on/off switch ?
woody on Sep 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Please refer to your owners manual or contact Jet directly for technical support at 1-800-274-6848
I'm interested in the two horse lathe x 42 inch rail. on the specification chart under horsepower it says .75 for horse power. whats up with that, all the other jet products , 1 and a half hp,and smaller has that decimal HP rating
Felix the Cat on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This Lathe is a 2 HP
Can this lathe be mounted to a sturdy workbench instead of being floor-mounted?
Larry on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mounting to a workbench is not recommended.
I am under the understand 2hp mortor is set for 110 I have look on line for more infor an can not find one for110 all seem to be220 I order the 2hp cause it a said that it was 120v Please help me cause if it 220 i will have to send it back Thank you Rawson Beals
Rawson on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this unit works on a 120V standard wall outlet.
what is the overall length mod.#jwl1642evs-2
Bob on Jan 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Specifications can be found on page 8 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.