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#1 dragline



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Posted 07 May 2005 - 11:00 PM

Anybody: Hypothetically speaking - If I was using a Jet Mini Lathe with a Vega duplicator and I was attempting to carve 5 - 8 inch baits, what speed would I use on the Lathe? (belt/pulley driven).

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 02:11 AM

Hi Dragline,

I have a Jet midi with a Vega duplicator on it. I always run the lathe at it's highest speed. (3950 rpm)

The only time you may consider a slower speed would be if you were turning large diameter pieces or very long slender pieces (i.e. 8" long x ?") where spindle whip may occur.

Hope this helps. If you have any questions, shoot me a PM, I'll help ya any way I can.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:51 AM

I have the same set up. Always run the Jet at top speed. As mentioned above, the slower speeds are for turning bowls and similar items.