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post #1 of 7 Old 05-30-2011, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Jointer/Planer?!

Just a question on the JET Jointer/Planer combo machine. I've read some things about it and it seems that a lot of people get it out of the box and the tables are out of plumb really bad or the fence is warped. Aside from that the price is great. What would you guy's say about this machine? I know wood craft did a review on it, and it seemed like charles liked it. Does anyone have a machine like this or this specific one?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-30-2011, 11:39 AM
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I've looked at it in the store. I didn't like it. It seemed very chincy. That's the 8" right? What I've read is the smaller 8" didn't get good reviews. What I observed in the store would back that up. Cheap looking materials, no ridgidty in the fence. It looks like a POS.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-30-2011, 12:27 PM
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Get this instead

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/tls/2409011168.html

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I just can't see how an 8" jointer with a bed that short could possibly work worth a darn. It would be like using a door planer to try and joint with... The longer the bed the better!

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The things that I've heard are not appropriate for this forum. If it were me, I would avoid it.

Use the right tool for the job.

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I don't like many multitaskers in the shop. The more complicated the machine gets the less well it seems to do it's job. Plus the time to keep changing functions. I have a floor standing jointer and bench top thickness planer. Jointer is near the table saw so it's convenient. Planer comes out when needed.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Reading reviews I found that it's a pile. Tbh, I found it on ebay and the starting big was like $5. I figured if I could cop it for $50 or less it would be worth it's purpose for the small stuff I would use it for. Many other bidders saw the "deal" and jumped on it since then. I wasn't really in a hurry tp buy a pile of crap in the first place, but if it was only a few dollars, not a big deal I suppose. Saving the money for a better jointer in the future.
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