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New Lathe Day! Jet 1840 Has Landed!

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Now in the garage and unpacked from the crate. After I run a couple errands and let the AC do its thing, I'll head back to the garage and put all the pieces together.
There was a bit of frustration with delivery and two failed delivery appointments. Hopefully all will be smooth sailing now that it's in my garage and my control.

Ordered from Southern Tool On April 26th. Got notice on May 3rd that it had shipped. Since it was residential delivery, Estes freight turned it over to a last-mile delivery agent.
The attached picture tells a story of how things are done in North central NC. I'm in Martinsville, VA but the freight terminal is 50 miles S in Greensboro, NC. I'm glad the forecasted rain fizzled out. With the "open air" box truck, I'm sure the driver was also thankful for the inaccurate forecast.
 

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enjoy....freight company (old d__inion) did same thing even with local terminal .....
 

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Congratulations Forrest! I know you will really enjoy the capabilities your new Jet 1840 lathe will provide. I remember well when my Jet 1642 lathe was delivered on a shipping crate in my driveway. The great thing about the Jet lathes is that the individual pieces can be moved without anything more than a garden cart and/or a dolly. I have moved my lathe long distances (between houses) a couple of times and am really thankful that it breaks down into parts that can be handled. This was one of the main features that sold me on the Jet 1642 lathe. Enjoy your new lathe!
 
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Congratulations Forrest! I know you will really enjoy the capabilities your new Jet 1840 lathe will provide. I remember well when my Jet 1642 lathe was delivered on a shipping crate in my driveway. The great thing about the Jet lathes is that the individual pieces can be moved without anything more than a garden cart and/or a dolly. I have moved my lathe long distances (between houses) a couple of times and am really thankful that it breaks down into parts that can be handled. This was one of the main features that sold me on the Jet 1642 lathe. Enjoy your new lathe!

Yup, I was a tad concerned I would have to find an assistant but it went together easily with just a couple saw horses to prop things up while I put in bolts.
 
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Now in the garage and unpacked from the crate. After I run a couple errands and let the AC do its thing, I'll head back to the garage and put all the pieces together.
There was a bit of frustration with delivery and two failed delivery appointments. Hopefully all will be smooth sailing now that it's in my garage and my control.

Ordered from Southern Tool On April 26th. Got notice on May 3rd that it had shipped. Since it was residential delivery, Estes freight turned it over to a last-mile delivery agent.
The attached picture tells a story of how things are done in North central NC. I'm in Martinsville, VA but the freight terminal is 50 miles S in Greensboro, NC. I'm glad the forecasted rain fizzled out. With the "open air" box truck, I'm sure the driver was also thankful for the inaccurate forecast.
Where the he@l did the roof go on that truck?
 
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Now in the garage and unpacked from the crate. After I run a couple errands and let the AC do its thing, I'll head back to the garage and put all the pieces together.
There was a bit of frustration with delivery and two failed delivery appointments. Hopefully all will be smooth sailing now that it's in my garage and my control.

Ordered from Southern Tool On April 26th. Got notice on May 3rd that it had shipped. Since it was residential delivery, Estes freight turned it over to a last-mile delivery agent.
The attached picture tells a story of how things are done in North central NC. I'm in Martinsville, VA but the freight terminal is 50 miles S in Greensboro, NC. I'm glad the forecasted rain fizzled out. With the "open air" box truck, I'm sure the driver was also thankful for the inaccurate forecast.
Congrats on your new Jet, I know you'll enjoy it. ;)
 
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