Jet E-1236VS, Elite 12x36, Electronic Variable Speed EVS Lathe

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The Jet Elite E-1236VS is perfect for when precision matters the most. EVS LATHES COMPACT. POWERFUL. PERFECTION. These lathes pack large lathe features into compact footprints that make them perfect for schools, small shops, and engineering labs. Featuring an Electro-magnetic brake, 3 Jaw Chuck, ball bearing-mounted steady & follow rests and CNC Style Lighting with enclosed splash guard, these lathes are CSA / CUS Certified, and truly are Elite!

Max. swing over bed (in.) 12
Max. swing over cross slide (in.) 7-5/16
Swing Through Gap (in.) 17-1/2
Length of Gap (in.) 9-1/2
Distance between Centers (in.) 36
Hole Through Spindle (in.) 1-9/16
Spindle Mount D1-4
Spindle Taper MT-5
Number of Spindle Speeds Variable
Range of Spindle Speeds (RPM) 20 - 1,600
Number of Longitudinal and Cross Feeds (in.) 50
Range of Longitudinal Feeds (IPR) .0016 - .046
Range of Cross Feeds (IPR) .0005 - .015
Number of Inch Threads 34
Range of Inch Threads 2 to 56
Number of Metric Threads 34
Range of Metric Threads (mm) .5 - 12
Max. Tool Size 1 x 1
Max. Compound Slide Travel (in.) 3-1/2
Max. Cross Slide Travel (in.) 6-3/4
Tailstock Spindle Travel (in.) 4
Taper in Tailstock Spindle MT-3
Follow Rest Capacity 1/4 - 1-1/8
Steady Rest Capacity 1/4 - 2-1/2
Width of Bed (in.) 7-1/2
Motor 2HP, 230/460V, 3Ph
Prewired 230V
Net Weight (lbs) 1212
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH/Inch) 71 x 30 x 60



  • Electromagnetic assisted foot brake for rapid braking
  • Inverter drive system provides infinitely variable spindle speeds
  • Steady and follow rest feature double sealed ball bearing guides for smooth material movements
  • Chuck guards are standard equipment on all ELITE lathes for increased safety
  • Front facing chip pan allows easy chip removal from the front of the machine
  • 1-9/16" Spindle Bore
  • Two speed gearbox allows low speeds from 40-365 RPM to high speeds from 165-2000 RPM
  • Hardened and ground gears in headstock reduce vibration and deflection
  • Class 7 precision taper roller bearings keep spindle run out to a maximum of 0.0004
  • Fully lit with CNC style lighting, the enclosed full length splash guard is expertly designed to contain all chips and coolant
  • Overload clutch at feed shaft prevents the carriage from crashing into the chuck
  • Certified Meehanite® castings retain their tolerances and remain rigid through many years of machining
  • Integrated locking tool cabinet in stand on 12" Lathe
  • LED RPM readout allows for precise turning speeds
  • For added safety, the E-1236VS Lathe follows strict guidelines and electrical requirements to be certified by CSA Group

Standard Equipment

  • 6" 3-Jaw chuck
  • 10" Faceplate for 12" Lathes
  • 12" Faceplate for 13 & 14" Lathes
  • Steady Rest-Ball Bearing
  • Follow Rest- Ball Bearing
  • 4-Way Tool Post
  • Chuck Guard
  • 4-Position Carriage Stop
  • Threading Dial
  • Coolant System
  • Center Sleeve
  • Dead Center
  • Leveling Pads
  • Tool Box With Tools

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