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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    What are the actual questions. Pic would be helpful. Does it have the oil cups above the gear change lever?
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    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.
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    Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
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    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
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    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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    What's a good place online to buy a decent 4 jaw chuck. Mine came with a 3 jaw chuck.
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    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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    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 at 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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    Cool

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

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