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JET 1221VS has 3 speed ranges and continuous digital speed control. You can get a plenty of torque at low speed. It is solid machine with no vibrations. Furthermore, it posses innovative ratchet style belt tension system and 5 years warranty on the whole machine. The motor has 1 horsepower but it can spin up to 3600 RPM. Since it has smooth forward to reverse transition, wood enthusiasts would love it.
Some of the customers have complained that it often happens the lathe to arrive with the headstock totally loose. Moreover, the tailstock would not line up with the headstock when centered. Other customers have found out that this lathe is vibrating a lot due to its low weight.