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Jet 1236P lathe

Randydan

Plastic
Joined
Oct 29, 2021
Hello, Just acquired a Jet Model 1236P. Made in Taiwane 1981. I have been searching for info on the lathe. I'm looking for a wiring diagram and motor frame size to start out with.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Randy
 

DDoug

Diamond
Joined
Oct 18, 2005
Location
NW Pa
Hello, Just acquired a Jet Model 1236P. Made in Taiwane 1981. I have been searching for info on the lathe. I'm looking for a wiring diagram and motor frame size to start out with.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Randy

Have you tried the hobby forums yet ?

Please doo.
 

Randydan

Plastic
Joined
Oct 29, 2021
I have been posting in other boards. I noticed a few years back there was a thread on the lathe. I was just hoping someone might have caught my thread from the older posts.

But yes, thanks.
 

neanderthal mach

Hot Rolled
Joined
Dec 18, 2008
Location
princeton b.c.
Jet as you probably know are a badge brand. They don't make anything themselves but have manufactures add paint colors and badging with there brand. For a Taiwan 1981 era machine, look for any other 12" x 36" lathe that has the same approximate build date and exterior features. Any manuals you find if you get lucky enough to do so will be the same. What helps is the mainland China machines were a lot less common then, so same size/ same layout, then it's highly likely it was built by the same manufacturer. If you still have the motor mounting plate, measure it's bolt slot and the pitch spacing and start cross referencing that against the published dimensions the larger motor manufacturers list. If the belt is still there it will give you the approximate motor C/L minus a couple of inches for the pulley diameter. It will get you in the rough ball park at least. There are at least 3 motor standards in use today, Imperial, Metric and a separate Asian based standard that doesn't match up with either of the first two. Impossible to say if yours was or wasn't built using it.
 








 
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