|Review by GaryB||posted 07-14-2008 04:33 AM||6360 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Here are several pictures of the Jet JJP-12 jointer/planer combo machine in Jointer mode. I picked up the crated machine with a small flatbed trailer. 3 of us (myself, my 14 year old neighbor, and my 115 lb wife) were able to slide it off of the trailer, then off the palate and onto the mobile base easily, despite the machine weighing over 500 Lbs. It came almost fully assembled in the crate. Only had to install the portion of the guard over the blades, a plug on the end of the cord, and clean the oily sludge smeared all over the exposed metal parts. The tables were coplaner, and the knives were well set from the factory. The fence is light, made from aluminum and sheet metal, but needs to be light since it is lifted with the tables ( no movement needed during conversion). The fence is very stable when tightened in place, and I can not imagine that its weight will ever be a problem. It is much larger and straighter than the fence on my former Jet 6 inch jointer. After this brief set up, the machine worked very smoothly, but it will take a few more passes to gain confidence in my technique passing the work piece under the Euro style guard. Dust collection seems almost perfect. Overall, I am very pleased with the jointer mode of this combo machine.
I will include several pics and a brief review of the planer mode in another post.