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38cjc38
06-01-2010, 05:51 PM
Has anyone heard of a Jet 619 (6" X 19") Precision BeD lathe?

I was given one recently that is missing some parts including the motor.
I would really like to restore it but am unable to find ANY information on it!!!
A poster on this site, KiddZimaHater, had a manual for it but that was 2 years ago and he doesn't have it any more. It was built in 1987 in Taiwan which I understand was a better quality lathe than it's China made counterpart.
Any help would be great!!!

rkepler
06-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Has anyone heard of a Jet 619 (6" X 19") Precision BeD lathe?

I was given one recently that is missing some parts including the motor.
I would really like to restore it but am unable to find ANY information on it!!!
A poster on this site, KiddZimaHater, had a manual for it but that was 2 years ago and he doesn't have it any more. It was built in 1987 in Taiwan which I understand was a better quality lathe than it's China made counterpart.
Any help would be great!!!

Jet's usually pretty good at this sort of stuff - did you call them?

http://www.jettools.com/us/manufacturing/en/home.html

38cjc38
06-01-2010, 07:24 PM
I did call them but the answer I got was that they didn't make very many of them and didn't have a manual or anything helpful. I am hoping someone on this site has some experience with this.
Is it possible to restore it without a manual? I'm sure I can put it together...all I need is a schematic or parts diagram and a manual from a similar lathe. I would think that most lathes could be restored even with out any documentation....I could probably figure it out if I could find some documentation on how a similar lathe works.
Again....anything you guys can suggest would be most appreciated!

Kibby
06-01-2010, 07:57 PM
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=30232

rkepler
06-01-2010, 08:00 PM
http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=30232

You must've missed this in the first post:

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A poster on this site, KiddZimaHater, had a manual for it but that was 2 years ago and he doesn't have it any more.
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Kibby
06-01-2010, 08:46 PM
Wha? You mean I have to actually READ when I'm in this forum? :eek:

rockrat
06-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Wha? You mean I have to actually READ when I'm in this forum? :eek:

No, but it makes things more interesting if you do. :D

Then again, it can be kinda interesting when you dont as well. :D :D

rock~