this is turning out to be a sort of mystery jointer….
After looking at the manual jet sent me for the jj-6 model I noticed significant differences between the jointer i have and the jointer in the manual. Probably the most important part is the fence. The fence on the jointer i have hooks to the end of the infeed table (see pics in part 1 of the blog..very similar to the delta 37-220 models) and the jointer in the manual jet sent me, the fence is hooked up at the middle of the jointer, between the two tables…sort of like the new jet jointers.
I also removed the knives over the weekend(will post pictures later) and the gib screws listed as 1/4”X1/4”-18 UNF in the manual are actually 1/4”X1/4”-28. I actually could not find a screw anywhere designated as 1/4-18, its either 1/4-20 or 1/4-28.
So I took a couple of pictures, e-mailed jet customer support and then followed up with a call to tech support. Again, very very helpful (so far jet’s customer service has been impressive). I spoke with the tech who had received my pictures and he agreed that while the tables are exactly like jet’s tables the fence did not look familiar which also means the infeed table is different since thats where the fence is attached to the jointer..he asked to have another day to research and took my number to get back to me.
Finally, while the labels on the machine clearly say model jj-6, there is no serial number (meaning teh serial number area is blank)....
So far I am calling it the “frankenjointer” until we figure out what it is….a jet with a delta fence.
thanks for looking and your ideas/comments to help solve this mystery are appreciated