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RobS888

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03-01-2016 05:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jet

Jet is having their 15% off sale Friday to Monday.
when I bought my planer/jointer last year it came in 3 days with free shipping!

http://www.jettools.com/us/en/new-products-and-offers/promotions/2016-woodworking-march-promo/?filter=1?utm_source=Marketo&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=March2016Sale&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuKvNZKXonjHpfsXx4%2B4sX6Sg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YIDRcJ0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEITrfYSqtmt6ILXg%3D%3D

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Brian

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#1 posted 03-01-2016 09:12 PM

Awesome! I wonder when Powermatic is going to start advertising their sale as well?

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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MPMaint

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 09:48 PM



Awesome! I wonder when Powermatic is going to start advertising their sale as well?

- Brian

Powermatic is doing 10% at the same time

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jamestownoasis

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 04:09 PM

Hello all-

First post here. Been “woodworking” for 5 years or so now, but getting mostly everything done with a circular saw and 12” reciprocating compound mitre. Finally have a new home and a bona fide SHOP space (~ 400 sq ft) in the basement and ready for a “real” table saw.

I have been looking at Grizzly (doesn’t everyone with a budget, lol?) but with this discounting, JET and Powermatic are a bit more competitive, of course.

NOTHING against Grizzly, but it is REALLY hard for me to find sig criticism against JET and especially so vs Powermatic- not trying to ruffle any feathers here- but most seem to imply they are simply a bit better built/refined/performing machines. Any truth?

A few hundred bucks for a saw I’d LIKE to own for the next 20+ years is ok to me.

Sorry if I’m hi-jacking this thread- thought this may be a good place to start, given the improved pricing available now.

Thanks for having me.
James

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 05:32 PM

James, you may want to jump in with your own forum on this one. Will probably get more views/answers.

Having said that, you should be able to find free shipping on the Jet and PM products. Taking that factor in, plus the ability to not have to pay a state sales tax if you were picking up from Grizzly, or located in the same state. I would think one could get their hands on a Jet machine with a longer warranty and possibly tighter QC on the machines for maybe less than $150-$200 more than comparable Grizzly products.

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jamestownoasis

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 05:40 PM

Very good point: the tax on ~$2,000k is significant and me not having to move it more than I have to is fine by me.

Thanks! The reality is that all of the options in this $-range for me will likely serve me well for a LONG time!

Best,
James

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copcarcollector

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 06:21 PM

I bought two large machines last November (2015) during the last 15% off Jet special.

Both were backordered but delivered within about 6 weeks.

The floor spindle sander’s table had broken off its mounts and was loose. Jet arranged a replacement quickly which arrived with the table fine, however the switch has an issue. Sometimes it will not turn back on, thats kind of annoying. I found that the little plastic green “ON” button is faulty somehow and will not press the actual switch behind it. I will live with it, but it is not ideal.

The second machine is a J/P combo. Trying to raise the planer bed led nowhere and it turned out that a small gear had fallen off the machine. It is in an impossible to reach spot, Jet sent out a tech to fix it. He had to re-tap the mounting spindle’s thread to get the gear and its screw to engage properly – so this passed Jet’s QC at some point this way—?

I have not had the time to work with either machine yet, but it makes me second guess buying another Jet machine – three brand new machines received within a month of each other, all with operational problems.

I also have Grizzly machines, the table saw was fine, the large lathe had an issue with the quill, Grizzly sent a replacement part.

All companies will have a lemon or a few slip through the cracks and get to customers. I honestly don’t think Jet/Powermatic is better or worse than Grizzly at this point.

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toolie

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 07:08 PM


.......All companies will have a lemon or a few slip through the cracks and get to customers. I honestly don t think Jet/Powermatic is better or worse than Grizzly at this point.
- copcarcollector

could absolutely not agree more. longer warranty might be the only advantage of the “premium” brands noted. functionality will be, generally, relative to your individual set up of the machine, IMHO.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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toolie

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#8 posted 03-02-2016 07:12 PM


..... 12” reciprocating compound mitre.
- jamestownoasis

what is a 12” reciprocating compound mitre?

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bbasiaga

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#9 posted 03-02-2016 07:25 PM


..... 12” reciprocating compound mitre.
- jamestownoasis

what is a 12” reciprocating compound mitre?

- toolie

Not sure, but if it is as awesome as it sounds I want one! ;)

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#10 posted 03-02-2016 07:28 PM

I assume Grizzly outsells Jet and PM as it relates to table saws, but just an assumption. However, I don’t recall seeing nearly as much QC issues floating around the webz as it relates to Jet or PM. This could simply be due to volume of sales. As was pointed out, there is a chance a lemon could get out from any mfg on any product.

Since I have not used either saw, I cannot comment on which on has more value. However, I would probably pay a small premium to have a Jet or PM vs a Grizzly. Not that all of them are not fine equipment that can preform any tasked asked.

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jamestownoasis

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#11 posted 03-02-2016 09:18 PM


..... 12” reciprocating compound mitre.
- jamestownoasis

what is a 12” reciprocating compound mitre?

- toolie

compound mitre saw. I began typing “reciprocating” and forgot to delete it.

I’m sorry.

James


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jamestownoasis

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#12 posted 03-02-2016 09:31 PM



I bought two large machines last November (2015) during the last 15% off Jet special.

Both were backordered but delivered within about 6 weeks.

The floor spindle sander s table had broken off its mounts and was loose. Jet arranged a replacement quickly which arrived with the table fine, however the switch has an issue. Sometimes it will not turn back on, thats kind of annoying. I found that the little plastic green “ON” button is faulty somehow and will not press the actual switch behind it. I will live with it, but it is not ideal.

The second machine is a J/P combo. Trying to raise the planer bed led nowhere and it turned out that a small gear had fallen off the machine. It is in an impossible to reach spot, Jet sent out a tech to fix it. He had to re-tap the mounting spindle s thread to get the gear and its screw to engage properly – so this passed Jet s QC at some point this way—?

I have not had the time to work with either machine yet, but it makes me second guess buying another Jet machine – three brand new machines received within a month of each other, all with operational problems.

I also have Grizzly machines, the table saw was fine, the large lathe had an issue with the quill, Grizzly sent a replacement part.

All companies will have a lemon or a few slip through the cracks and get to customers. I honestly don t think Jet/Powermatic is better or worse than Grizzly at this point.

- copcarcollector

Thanks and I sympathize and understand what you’re conveying…but….

I try to avoid (basically, anyway) “they’re all the same” or “every brand can have issues” mind-sets because they:

A. are not really true 99% of the time (regarding the first statement).
B. goes without saying (regarding the second).

I realize some things are difficult (and sometimes impossible) to quantify (like which saw company has more defects/lproblems per unit produced, lol), but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to have an educated/experienced statement/opinion.

I guess I’d be a bit surprised that Grizzly sells more saws in the states than JET, but I don’t know. I do know that I have read at least (not an exaggeration) 10X the number of gripes/complaints about Grizzly than JET. Could definitely be a numbers-game thing though AND folks comparing Grizzly to pricier/more advanced models of other manufacturer’s. No doubt.

I have no dog in this hunt. Zero. Just trying to do the best I can for the dollar. That said, I’ll start my own thread as this is veering OT.

Thanks for the advice guys.

Best,
James

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Cato

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#13 posted 03-03-2016 12:19 PM

I bought my Jet cabinet saw a couple years back during the March sale. Paid about 500 more for it than the popular Grizzly GO691.
I have a blog and review here on LJ that you could read, but extremely pleased with this purchase and a very high quality machine and comes with 5 yr warranty and boy did it come excellently packaged and is a joy to use.

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Brian

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#14 posted 03-03-2016 02:23 PM

For what it’s worth James, I’ve been going back and forth on planers, but decided on the Powermatic 15HH. Deep down it is what I wanted all along, but I was having a hard time justifying it. Then I realized, I don’t have to justify buying a Powermatic tool :).

-- “Always take a banana to a party, bananas are good!” - Tenth Doctor

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