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  • Jet 1024 Metal Lathe

    Does anyone own a jet 1024 metal lathe
    I just bought one and have some questions
    On how to use the quick change gearbox
    Forsome reason I can't change it
    .
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  • #2
    What are the actual questions. Pic would be helpful. Does it have the oil cups above the gear change lever?
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    • #3
      I guessing that you're having trouble changing from one gear setting to another. If that is it, install a chuck onto the headstock spindle and while trying to change gears use your other hand to spin the chuck. The gears aren't like on a synchromesh transmission and you need to help the 'change' a bit by spinning the spindle until they mesh correctly. I have the same problem on my Jet 14 X 40 lathe.
      Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
      Miller DialArc 250
      Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
      Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
      Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
      Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
      South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
      Logan 7" shaper
      Ellis 3000 band saw
      Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
      Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
      3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
      Lots of dust bunnies
      Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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      • #4
        Thanks I got it figured out I guess the previous owner never changed gears I had to smack them with my brass hammer near the shaft. I oiled up they shaft the levers ride on and now they slide freely. Thanks
        .
        Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
        Millermatic 211
        Spoolmate 100
        (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
        Work better & less parts to stock.
        Miller 130xp
        T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
        Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
        2. 4-1/2" grinders
        1. 9" grinder
        14" Makita chop saw
        1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#

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        • #5
          What's a good place online to buy a decent 4 jaw chuck. Mine came with a 3 jaw chuck.
          .
          Miller Bobcat 225NT onan
          Millermatic 211
          Spoolmate 100
          (Retapped to fit regular mig tips)
          Work better & less parts to stock.
          Miller 130xp
          T/A Dragster 85 (portability 11 pounds)
          Oxygen/Acetylene torch set 50'
          2. 4-1/2" grinders
          1. 9" grinder
          14" Makita chop saw
          1/2" Aircat impact gun 900#

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          • #6
            Well....you might have opened a can of worms there. Depends upon what you consider a good chuck and the amount you are looking to invest in one. I don't know what style chuck mount your lathe uses (screw thread, A taper, D taper pin, L taper, etc.), but Bison (Polish manufacturer) makes a great chuck. Not cheap and probably more than you would want to spend on a small lathe. Look on eBay to see what is available as a 4-jaw chuck weathers the storm far better than what abuse will do to a 3-jaw...so a nice looking used one will work fine.

            Enco just had a one day 30% off sale that you missed. CDCO is cheap...can't say what the quality of their stuff would be like, but again with a 4-jaw you aren't going to have to worry much as long as the chuck holds what you need held.
            http://www.cdcotools.com/

            EDIT: Another couple of sources. I've only dealt with Plaza, but the owner is honest and if he has what you need the price is usually good for a used American made chuck...just download his list from the link

            http://littlemachineshop.com/product...gory=566826475

            http://plazamachinery.com/

            Hope that helps.
            Last edited by WyoRoy; 06-02-2013, 09:58 PM.
            Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
            Miller DialArc 250
            Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
            Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
            Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
            Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
            South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
            Logan 7" shaper
            Ellis 3000 band saw
            Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
            Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
            3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
            Lots of dust bunnies
            Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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            • #7
              You can never have too many chucks. I have 8 for just one lathe. Different sized 3 and 4 jaws plus a collett chuck. I have a huge rusty 4 jaw that i love for bigger work and it fits the bill perfect. And i have a junk 3 jaw for crusty work that i don't want to chuck in a good chuck until the part is cleaned up. And i can make parts in batches of 8 just leave the part in the chuck and swap it for another one saving some set up time...Bob
              Bob Wright

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              • #8
                I 2nd Wyoroy on plaza Machinery.
                Guy has tons of highly serviceable merchandise.
                Worth a try.

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