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  • Hail Mary...jet 619pbd Lathe

    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!!!

  • #2
    Originally posted by 38cjc38
    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

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    • #3
      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!

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      • #4
        http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=30232
        Sometimes the professional is hidebound by tradition while the skilled amateur, not knowing it can't be done blazes a new trail. -JCHannum

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Wha? You mean I have to actually READ when I'm in this forum?
            Sometimes the professional is hidebound by tradition while the skilled amateur, not knowing it can't be done blazes a new trail. -JCHannum

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kibby
              Wha? You mean I have to actually READ when I'm in this forum?
              No, but it makes things more interesting if you do.

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

              rock~
              Civil engineers build targets, Mechanical engineers build weapons.

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