8-in. Jointer JJ-8CS - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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8-in. Jointer JJ-8CS

Jet - 8-in. Jointer JJ-8CS

Jet's 8-in. jointer features a table that is adjusted with a handwheel and a small table-lock lever on the side of the machine.

$1,050 (As of 12/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: 8-in. Jointers Under $1,400

by William Duckworth

review date: December 1, 2005

The author selected 11 commonly available 8-in. jointers ranging in price from $650 to $1,350, all with either a 1-1/2-hp or 2-hp motor, and evaluated the beds, tables, fences, knives, and ease of making adjustments for each. The table of the Jet is adjusted with a handwheel, and the table-lock lever is on the small side. The fence-locking lever on this model is located in back, and it had a tendency to slip and hang up the fence. Finally, the knives arrived nicked and had to be honed before using.

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Editor Test Results:

Average Table Flatness 0.002 in.
Table Alignment (width/length) 0.001/0.0015 in.
Noise Level 90 db.

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Jet
Manufacturer's Web Site www.jettools.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number
Bed Size 9 in. x 67 in.
Fence Size 3-3/4 in. x 38-1/4 in.
Motor Size 2 hp
Number of Knives 3
Optional Cutterhead Yes

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