Precision Vacuum Adapter solutions for Jet-1014 & Jet-1220

Reliable,  high performance vacuum chuck capability for the Jet Mini lathes.

Owners of today's compact Jet lathes can join the users of larger lathes in benefiting from the ability to utilize a vacuum chuck system.  JT's Precision Vacuum Adapter Kits for these lathe models make it possible for turners to utilize reliable, high performance vacuum chuck work holding.  These kits consist of a Precision Vacuum Adapter coupled with a lathe-specific custom hand wheel.

Our kits not only make the adoption of vacuum chucking simple, but the user also benefits from a safer, more hand-friendly hand wheel permanently installed on their lathe.  The "plug and play" Precision Vacuum Adapter mates perfectly with the custom hand wheel, allowing for quick changes from mechanical chucking to vacuum chucking, without interference with any other lathe capabilities such as use of morse taper accessories or knock-out bars.

Installation is simple - loosen the two set screws and unscrew the stock hand wheel from the end of the spindle (caution the spindle threads are left hand).  Make sure to retain the wave washer between the hand wheel and bearing, then thread the new kit-supplied hand wheel on to the lathe just snugly - don't over-tighten. Re-tighten the set screws.  To learn about initial installation of the Precision Vacuum Adapter, read Installing the Precision Vacuum Adapter on our Product Installation page.  Note: The standard knock-out rod may need to be lengthened or replaced with the installation of this kit.

Precision Vacuum Adapter Kit (adapter & hand wheel) installed on Jet-1220.  Hand wheel has larger grip surface and is very hand-friendly - adapter is "plug & play" into the wheel.

Adapter Kit plus Precision Vacuum Chuck Hub and PVC cup installed on the Jet-1220VS.  Adapter and hub  installed during vacuum use - the wheel is permanently mounted.

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Price for the Precision Vacuum Adapter Kit for Jet 1014 & 1220 (includes VS models) is $149.00.

(domestic U.S. orders only - for International orders, contact us)


Precision Vacuum Hubs

You might also be interested in our companion product, the Precision Vacuum Hub.  This billet aluminum hub is machined to exacting tolerances from aircraft quality aluminum stock, using state of the art CNC machining equipment.  Engineered to give years of service, the Precision Vacuum Hub allows the turner to utilize inexpensive Schedule 40 PVC 2-inch pipe Couplings to create interchangeable vacuum cups of varying sizes.

PM 3520, adapter installed

Precision Vacuum Hub for 1 1/4 x 8 spindle thread

Two views showing the Precision Vacuum Hub mounted on a Powermatic 3520B woodturning lathe

End view showing the face groove receiver for the 2" PVC couplings.  Note the O-ring at the bottom of the groove providing a positive vacuum seal. Side view showing the exceptional machining quality on all surfaces.  Note the six set screws that retain the vacuum cups.
Hub and Cups
Vacuum Hub and PVC pipe coupling Cups - various sizes available

This provides a low cost, high quality alternative to multiple sizes of individual vacuum chucks, while allowing the user to quickly move from one size cup to another.  The cups (2" PVC pipe couplings) are inserted into the precisely machined groove in the face of the hub, sealed by an O-ring in the bottom of the grove, and retained securely with 6 set screws around the perimeter.  Hubs are available in 1"x8, 1.25"x8, and M33x3.5 spindle thread sizes to accommodate most popular lathes.  Learn more about the Precision Vacuum Hub products on the vacuum hubs page.