Earlier this week I pulled the trigger on my first jointer and planer: the JET JJP-10BTOS 10” jointer/planer combo. I’ve been debating the purchase for a while; reading reviews, waiting for sales, etc. I was originally going to get the 8” model, since it was the only one in my budget, but CPO was running a sale on this one for $400. That’s only $30 more than the 8” one, and this one comes with a stand. Good deal, check it out if you’re planning on buying one of these soon. Anyway, I was awakened by a doorbell and my barking dog this morning, and lo and behold: a huge box dropped off on my front step. I whipped out a dolly and wheeled it over to to the garage for immediate assembly. I’ll get more into this in the coming review, after I thoroughly test it of course. But, I thought I would blow off some of the initial excitement, and what better a place to do so than LJ’s :).
Here’s the machine itself, on top of my integrated makeshift mobile base ($20 mover’s dolly), and my DIY office chair for scooting around between the box with the parts and the machine (a chair on another dolly).
And don’t worry, the cutterhead guard is now on. Safety first!
Oh and one question for those of you who own one of these: When I move the cutter guard back, like I’m jointing a board, the front edge of it drags on the outfeed table. It leaves a red paint mark now, which can be wiped off, but I’m worried about it wearing into the table with time. Is this standard? Can I adjust it? For now I’ll just put some red tape on it to buffer it, but it might be a negative in the coming review if it can’t be fixed.
-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.