Jet 708376 JWL-1220 Review

The Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe can spin a wood object one axis. Then, you can shape your wood object any way you want, by cutting, sanding, drilling, or deforming any other way. This will create an object that is symmetrical around one axis. This wood lathe can make objects such as pens, bowls, and table legs.

Jet 708376 JWL-1220 review

Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe

This wood lathe is made by Walter Meier, a manufacturing company. Walter Meier was founded in 1937, and it produces tools for woodworking and metalworking. One of the brands Walter Meier uses to sell its products is Jet, which is the brand of this wood lathe.

Here are some of its features.

  • 0.75 horsepower
  • Supports 12’’ diameter
  • Supports 20’’ length
  • Spindle Lock
  • Cast iron bed
  • 100 lbs.
  • 5 year warranty
  • 6 speeds
  • 6’’ and 10’’ tool rest
  • Faceplate
  • Drift rod
  • Live and spur center
  • Safety goggles
  • Tool caddy
  • 3mm and 5mm wrench
  • Lamp

Who is it for?

This wood lathe is very easy to use, so anyone from a beginner to an expert woodworker can benefit from it.

Pros and Cons

It is famous for its strength. With a .75 horsepower motor and a stable cast iron bed, this lathe can handle any object smaller than 12 inches wide and 20 inches long.

This lathe can support wood 20 inches in length and 12 inches in diameter. Its .75 horsepower motor is more than powerful enough to handle objects this size and the cast iron base and being one hundred pounds give the lathe stability. This lathe will not vibrate during use. In case you need to bore a hole through your wood, the removable pin on the live center allows you to do so. The tailstock is also hollow in case you need a longer hole to bore. This wood lathe is so easy to operate that it has a cam lock so you can change the headstock and tailstock without the use of tools. It also has a work lamp so you can see your work better. For better portability, this wood lathe has handles for carrying, and its power cord can be wrapped. It also comes with a five year warranty.

A potential drawback of this wood lathe is its latch system for the lower belt to change speeds. It is quite difficult to close, but leaving it open can be a safety hazard.

Why should you buy it?

The lathe is strong with.75 horsepower, portable with its carrying handles, and stable with its cast iron base and one hundred pounds. It also has many features, such as a removable pin on the live center, cam lock, and work lamp. If you still are not satisfied, it also has a five year warranty. For extra safety, this lathe also comes with a work lamp and safety goggles. All of these features also come at a very reasonable price.


It is sturdy and powerful. If you want a reliable choice, buy it.

Jet 708376 JWL-1220 reviews

Buy Jet 708376 JWL-1220 12-Inch X 20-Inch Wood Lathe now!

FeaturesBox includes:Warranty:
  • A powerful 3/4HP motor for turning bigger projects
  • An indexing mechanism for fast, efficient fluting and veining
  • Cam-lock mechanisms for tool-free adjustment of headstock, tailstock and tool rest base
  • The stability of a heavy-duty cast-iron lathe bed
  • Lathe
  • (1) six-inch tool-rest
  • (1) 10-inch tool-rest
  • (1) faceplate
  • (1) drift rod
  • (1) live center
  • (1) spur center
  • (1) pair of safety goggles
  • (1) tool caddy
  • (1) work lamp
  • (1) owner’s manual
  • warranty card
  • (1) three-millimeter hex wrench
  • (1) five-millimeter hex wrench
  • 5-year warranty

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