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JET JJP-12HH, 2-month review

JET JJP-12HH, 2-month review

01-21-2011 11:33 PM by mstenner | 17 comments »

After two months with the JJP-12HH, I’m ready to share what I’ve learned. The bottom line: this is a great tool and I’d recommend it for the serious amateur. I wanted a lot of capability in my small (12×15) shop and am very happy. Shipping & Unpacking This is a large and heavy tool (my wife says I’m no longer the “biggest tool in the shop”), and it comes almost fully assembled. You will need to get the crate where it’s going intact. ...

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The Blue Elephant In The Room

The Blue Elephant In The Room

02-27-2011 09:01 PM by Ian_S | 17 comments »

When I decided to upgrade to a 12 Inch Jointer at the end of 2010 I researched many brands and models. Usual suspects like Powermatic, Delta, Grizzly, General, Shop Fox and even some of the Euro models at the urging of a respected colleague. The Euros were way out of my price range (I refuse to take out a loan to buy a machine as my colleague suggested). While researching the remaining brands I found this video of an Oliver on youtube www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKMxIY0iGlw . The Oliver Machi...

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Square it up!

Square it up!

01-31-2008 02:42 AM by gizmodyne | 16 comments »

Why this oneI was building my shop doors and getting frustrated with the dimensional clear redwood. I tried to make a router table style jointer with a shimmed outfeed but that did not work. I got the go ahead for a jointer, did a little research and settled on the Grizzly. With delivery it was around $800. I have the standard blade system though I have heard great things about the spiral cutter head. Set upThe saw comes in two boxes. The stand is not heavy at all. The bed and motor ...

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Steel City 6" Industrial Parallelogram Jointer

Steel City 6" Industrial Parallelogram Jointer

03-26-2008 08:46 PM by Greg3G | 16 comments »

I purchased this at the March Woodworking Show in Chantilly, VA. I had been looking for a jointer for some time. At one point this was listed for $999 but since they have decided to drop this from their line, I picked it up for $499 with an extra set of knives thrown in the deal. The equipment was picked up at the show (Skarie was the distributer) and came in two boxes. One is the cabinet the other the jointer bed assembly. The boxes showed no damage so I felt fairly certain that everythin...

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Outstanding Jointer

Outstanding Jointer

03-16-2010 01:52 AM by Troy | 16 comments »

Got this last week. Arrived in perfect condition, the base in its own box and the upper part in a birch plywood crate. No issues at all with assembly. Used the recommended plug and fired it up. Had to call to find out what the belt deflection was supposed to be cause the manual was a bit older.This thing is a beast. My first use of the machine resulted in a rather pleasant result. I face jointed/planed a 8” wide board of ash which was not flat at all. I fed it through the helical cutter...

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Great jointer for a great deal

Great jointer for a great deal

11-06-2010 12:17 AM by Vrtigo1 | 15 comments »

I picked one of these guys up second hand about 6 months ago and haven’t regretted it. It was already assembled, so I can’t speak to that aspect of it. Aside from having a little rust on the bed from sitting in a storage shed, it was in great shape. I’ve used it on a few projects and it’s always done everything I need it to do. I typically do not use a DC with it just because the area in my garage where it’s located is too far away. It does tend to fill up w...

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Excellent performance, great value

Excellent performance, great value

12-11-2013 04:05 AM by nwbusa | 15 comments »

So, back in March or so of this year I was shopping for a new jointer to replace an old 6” Delta / Rockwell that was bought and subsequently sold on CL. After using the 6” for a while and learning its capabilities and limitations, I decided I wanted a larger machine. Ultimately, I decided I wanted a 8” jointer with a helical cutter head, as I work a lot with figured maple. Up here in Canada, we don’t have the abundant selection of woodworking machinery that’...

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6" Benchtop Jointer

6" Benchtop Jointer

01-08-2009 05:42 AM by rwyoung | 15 comments »

I decided that I would like to have a 6” jointer for my garage shop. The combination of limited working space and the size of my expected projects pointed me to a benchtop jointer. Depending on what review you read, most of the models in this class are limited to 3 ft or 4 ft workpieces. That length limitation was not an issue for me as most of my projects in the queue are cabinets and small furniture. I received the unit in good order and the packaging was quite well done with tw...

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This is a Silent Wonder

This is a Silent Wonder

01-09-2013 10:15 PM by Matt | 15 comments »

I just finished setting up my brand new Hammer A3-31 Jointer Thicknesser. I am truly amazed at the quality of this machine. It is a game changer. Turning on the machine it is truly quiet, running wood through it…still truly quiet. Perfect joined edge first try. The finish is amazing. More will be added as I have time to start to really put this machine through its paces. Alright, sorry for the cursory review. It really was just my initial impression and excitement. I have never...

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Grizzly Jointer/Planer Combo w/ Spiral Cutterhead

Grizzly Jointer/Planer Combo w/ Spiral Cutterhead

01-31-2014 11:34 PM by Matthew | 15 comments »

I recently purchased this machine, as a replacement for my Jet 8 inch jointer planer combo machine. Here’s my thoughts so far. Background:As stated above, I bought this machine as an upgrade to my 8 in Jet combo machine. This came as a necessity when I began working on building a traditional style workbench, and found the long and heavy slabs to be way too big for the small machine to handle, specifically for the planer function of the machine.I went back and forth on whether to get ...

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