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Jet 6"  joiner

Jet 6" joiner

11-13-2018 10:59 AM by DougZ | 5 comments »

I purchased this joiner new in 2016 and like the 8’ version it came in two boxes. Although I did not have to mess with the motor or electric as you explained. Two people are needed to properly and safely assemble the unit. Take your time as there are many steps. Once completed the unit works flawlessly. It has a 4” dust port and soft wood produce bigger chips than hard woods. I am a Jet guy and have several pieces off this brand in my shop. Safety is always necessary in bo...

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Jet 8" Jointer, unboxing, assembly, set-up, & initial use

Jet 8" Jointer, unboxing, assembly, set-up, & initial use

11-11-2018 10:15 PM by MagicalMichael | 1 comment »

Last Spring I sold my General 6” Jointer and my Williams & Hussey molder/planer with the intention of buying the Rikon 12” Jointer/Planer Combo. Then, looking at a heavy summer travel schedule I decided to put the purchase off till the Fall. When I finally went to execute the purchase, in early Oct., I discovered that the $2700 price had leapt to $3600 with the addition of $900 in tariffs. The Jet had gone to $4200. I balked and spent a month or so hand planing poplar for ...

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One irritating flaw

One irritating flaw

09-04-2018 12:18 AM by Pixxture | 13 comments »

Jet appears to have just released a version that may or may not replace the saw reviewed here. Decided to place this on LJ anyhow…the new saw may gave the same flaw. JWBS-14DXPRO 14” Deluxe Band Saw Purchased this from Rockler, about a year ago. As usual ordering a drop shipment is a frustrating roller coaster. However, the package arrived in reasonable condition. Assembly was fairly straight forward. The only comment about the construction is the assembly manual is...

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Jet 16/32 review

Jet 16/32 review

03-13-2018 11:00 PM by eflanders | 5 comments »

It’s a rarity that I buy any machinery brand new but alas I have done so in buying a Jet 16/32 sander as a birthday present from my 84 year old mother. I’ve been very guilty at looking at reviews, but never writing them so here goes: I bought the unit from an online dealer (who I think errored in their ad) but allowed me free freight, plus a 10% off coupon on their sale price. So the bottom line price was awesome! The unit was in-stock and thus it was shipped the next day. ...

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Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

Jet 10/20 plus drum sander, save your money!

11-24-2017 02:30 AM by DonCiem | 19 comments »

When I purchased and first used this tool, it was a love affair. I first used it to produce a supply of 1/8” red oak sheets that I used to reface our existing kitchen cabinets. After that was complete I used it for a variety of small projects. (I run a home shop, not a commercial shop, so the projects were varied.) After less than 50 t0 100 hours of use, disaster. The lead threads/lead screw design failed. The lead threads in the the soft aluminum sanding drum cover casting stripp...

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Jet 1640 EVS - First Impressions

Jet 1640 EVS - First Impressions

06-24-2017 06:40 AM by WoodworkingVet | 6 comments »

When I started turning I bought a Rikon 70-220vsr midi lathe. Its a great lathe and served my needs quite well until I decided I wanted to go bigger. Two months ago I found a Jet 1642 for sale a few hours away and later that afternoon it followed me home. What a great lathe, but it lacked one feature that I was hoping to have in a new lathe. Because of some challenges that I have with my feet and back I find it difficult at times to stand at the lathe or to bend over the bed when hollowing. F...

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Expensive Air Filtration

Expensive Air Filtration

03-24-2017 05:09 PM by EarlS | 15 comments »

I ordered a Jet air filtration system several months ago and have been putting off a review until I had plenty of experience with its performance. Product Information: – Amazon $370Review – JET 708620B AFS-1000B 550/702/1044 CFM 3-Speed Air Filtration System with Remote and Electrostatic Pre-Filter “Filters 98 percent of all 5-micron particles; 85 percent of 1-micron particles”550/702/1044 cfm on the low/medium/high speed settings14” tall x 32” long x 26 wide2/4/8 hour timer...

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Jet cabinet saw 3no 30" rip

Jet cabinet saw 3no 30" rip

01-22-2017 09:45 PM by Clk51212 | 9 comments »

Took delivery of my first cabinet saw on monday. Picked up at yrc terminal they loaded it in my truck and off I went. The saw was packed incredibly weLL double cardboard box around the saw and the fence and extension table were shrink wrapped in top. Think the only way they could damage this was to drop it off the dock. I have been a FedEx driver for 20yrs and have seen some ruff looking boxes but this was in fantastic shape. Set up was straight forward wipe the top and extension...

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JET 16" x 42" Variable Speed Wood Lathe WL-1642-2EVS ~ 2HP, 230V

JET 16" x 42" Variable Speed Wood Lathe WL-1642-2EVS ~ 2HP, 230V

09-07-2016 12:17 AM by XDM525 | 7 comments »

After 10 days of research and comparison I decided on a Jet . Many factors were resolved but the hangup was finding a lathe at the best price from a company that would give confidence in the purchase and the process. I wanted to save the $170 sales tax dollars too. So I got on line looking for the lathe. What I found was lots of companies that did not have the 1642 in stock. Finally, I found one on ebay (eqss1) and at a price 600 bucks less than anyone else. Too good to be true. Long...

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4 years later for this workhorse

4 years later for this workhorse

06-26-2016 10:51 PM by Cato | 3 comments »

First reviewed this saw a few months after getting it in March 2012. 4 years later and I am as happy today as when I first got the saw. This saw runs smooth, is powerful, and is easy to maintain. The fence is true and stays accurate without needing adjustment, ever. Modular blade guard that it shares with Powermatic is great. Table top has been terrific and when I had to store the saw when we moved just a coat of WD specialist sprayed on it protected it from humidity and moisture ...

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