New JET ELITE Metalworking Machinery Is In A Class Of Its Own
LaVergne, TN –JET®
has produced a new line of machinery, designated Elite, that’s so refined, it
helps to redefine the standards by which machines are judged. .
JET Elite machinery meets or exceeds the quality standards of today’s
high-end tool and die shops, aerospace and medical instrument manufacturing
facilities and other industries that create precise machined parts.
JET engineers set out to build a line of metalworking lathes, mills and
saws – and sweat all the details. Every
aspect of production, from key performance features to the smallest component,
was designed and engineered in the USA and was analyzed from top to bottom. What has evolved is JET Elite, one of the
finest high performance metalworking machinery lines to ever hit the market.
“It took three years to develop JET Elite,” said Peggy McGann, JET’s
Product Manager. “Every facet, feature
and part of the entire line was scrutinized with the same goals in mind -- how
do we add precision, durability and safety, and how do we make it the
Strict tolerances were set for every machine. With a focus on precision and durability,
engineers designed machines that would consistently meet the growing needs and
exact tolerances of custom manufacturing.
Machinery has been cycle tested for durability with procedures that
mirror day-to-day production operations.
Machine safety plays an important role in every shop environment and the
welfare of the machinists. From safety guards, e-stops and spindle brakes to
CSA/CUS certified electrics, these safety features are evident in all Elite
machines. In fact, JET Elite is one of a few lines where all machines are CSA/CUS
listed and fully certified. This has
received positive feedback and will be well received by vocational schools and
When it comes to building lathes, Elite settled for nothing less than
world class machines. All machines not
only meet, but exceed, market standards.
Spindle runouts are so low that they’re not detected by most measurement
devices. Veteran shop hands marvel at
the new line of Elite milling machines with their dead-on accuracy and
precision. These mills are impeccably balanced. They also incorporate Class 7
spindle bearings, which help generate an industry-leading spindle taper runout
The new line of JET Elite Horizontal Bandsaws were built with precision,
durability and safety in mind. The saws’
swing-away control panel consolidates all controls to a single convenient panel
to manage major saw functions. All Elite
saws have comfortable working bed heights up to 32” to help reduce operator
fatigue, especially during extended use period and have CSA/CUS certified
In Elite Vertical Bandsaws, each saw features precision balanced,
cast-iron wheel guides with a bonded rubber blade track for maximum speed and
torque. The saws also feature a precision ground articulating table for bevel
cuts up to 45° right and 10° left.
The JET Elite line of metalworking machinery is backed by JET’s Red
Assurance plan and an industry best 3-year full-warranty on parts and labor.
Before any machine is shipped to its final destination it undergoes a
meticulous 30 Point Inspection at JET headquarters in LaVergne, TN. During the inspection process, the machine is
checked to ensure it meets all listed tolerances; all electrical components and
connections are checked; test cuts are run on materials; the machine is
operated for 30 minutes and, finally, it’s completely cleaned so it’s shop
Full service dedicated JET Elite technicians are available by calling
1-800-274-6848 or visiting jettools.com/redassurance.
JET Elite is available through a network of nationwide
distributors. To find the nearest
distributor, visit www.jettools.com and enter your zip