|Review by CryptKeeper||posted 05-05-2010 05:44 PM||4070 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
- JET JJ-6CSDX 6-Inch Deluxe Jointer with Quick-Set Knives
- Brand: JET | Category: Jointers
I purchased this jointer this past weekend and I have already run a few feet of white oak without any problems.
The manual was easy to follow and assembly was a snap.
Plenty of power. Faced 6” white oak removing a 1/16 of inch no problem
Reasonable foot print for small shop. I actually went to order the 8” Jet but after talking with my dealer I realized there was no way I could handle that unit by myself (unloading and assembly) and it would take up too much floor space in my little shop.
Extremely easy to adjust the in-feed / out-feed tables, fence and blades. Note: Mine was on the money out of the box but I wanted to go through the adjustments just in case I ran into any problems – I was still fresh in my dealers mind and within their return policy.
The only complaint I have is the limited packing material for the stand. There was one piece of styrofoam on the front side to protect the power switch. My stand was actually damaged but looking at the box you couldn’t tell. There are bolt flanges on each side of the bottom for mounting the unit down and mine apparently took a pretty good lick to the point the bottom is no longer level.
I decided it wasn’t worth taking it back and hammered it out but I still had to shim it on the mobile base to keep it from rocking. I recommend opening the stand carton before you purchase it and inspect the unit.
The table unit was packed very well if the box is in-tack I don’t see anyway it could be damaged in shipping.
Assembly of the unit is pretty straight forward but one thing to consider is my top was actually packed upside down in the carton. Not a big deal unless you are assembling the unit by yourself – the top weighs a couple of hundred pounds. I unloaded the carton off of my truck by sliding it on to my out-feed table. To get it out the box I took all the styrofoam and parts out (this is where I found it was upside down) and then I gently rolled the whole box on it’s side. If you try this be-careful if your hands get caught under the bottom you will probably lose a finger – one other thing to note is the fence is under the top.
I assembled the mobile base with the stand and after that it was just a matter of muscling the top off the out-feed table to the stand.
Total time required for unloading, unpacking, cleaning and assembly for one person: Less than 2 hours.
Overall opinion: Rock Solid Jointer.
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