Jet Metal Lathe

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Jet 9 x 20 Belt Drive Bench Lathe
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Owner Herman C.
Manufacturer Jet
Model BD-920W
Serial # 110901782
Arrival Date February 2019
Usability Operational
Contact Herman or Doug
Product Website
Instructions Jet BD-920W Lathe Manual
Hackable No
Maximum Turning Size 9 inch diameter, 20 inch length
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The Jet bench lathe is a full function metal lathe. It can cut metals, including steel (with appropriate cutting tools), cut threads (both right and left handed), perform facing operations, knurling, and boring with the right tooling.


  • Spindle supported by precision tapered roller bearings
  • Hardened and ground bedways
  • Power longitudinal feed allows threading
  • Standard 1-1/2 in. x 8 TPI spindle mount allows for many aftermarket accessories
  • Reversing switch included for added versatility
  • Backlash adjustments provided throughout the carriage
  • Tailstock is adjustable for taper cuts
  • Quick-change gear box provides wide range of inch and metric threads


Important safety information.

  • Wear Safety Glasses
  • Never leave the chuck wrench in the chuck!
  • Never operate while wearing loos clothing or jewelry

Getting Started


Wood, plastic, and metals.

Power and Cutting Speeds

Tips and Tricks

Your First Project

Steps here for a simple first project.

Your Second Project

Steps here for a slightly more advanced second project after doing the first.