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Forum topic by William Shelley posted 02-05-2017 04:05 AM 786 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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William Shelley

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02-05-2017 04:05 AM

Ok, first off, I haven’t gotten my new tool yet.

I’m in that phase where I’ve paid for it, and I’m waiting for a shipment tracking number, and pretty much the only thing I can think about all day is all the details about where I’m going to put it, how I’m going to hook it up, what kind of mobile base to build for it, and what kind of cool projects it’s going to be used for.

I’m sure we’ve all been there. Post your story!

In my case the tool I’m excited about is a brand new-ish Baileigh JP-1686 16” x 86.5” 5.5hp jointer/planer combo.

I decided to upgrade past all the stepping stones and go straight for the biggest thing I could convince myself to buy. I’m pretty excited about it. Not only is it almost three times the capacity of my current jointer but it will be giving me a helical carbide cutterhead for both planing and jointing. I currently have a Craftsman 6” jointer and a DeWalt DW735 lunchbox planer, both with straight knives.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective


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#1 posted 02-05-2017 04:12 AM

Sweet!

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 04:19 AM

That’s one serious machine, I like it.

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 04:23 AM

Nice!!! Just a little more than jealous!

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 04:40 AM

I bet your very excited, I would be if I had that machine on the way. I just bought a new Incra router lift and extension wing for my table saw. I bought It knowing I was going to add the wonder fence to use with my existing incra fence, but thought I’d do it a peice at a time because of the money I’d have to invest. Anyway I finally get the wing, lift and support legs delivered and installed. Well pleased with how everything looked I went to the house, got on the computer to check out the wonder fence and to my suprise due to the demand it’s a 6 to 7 week delay getting it. I should have checked on that before I started but didnt. Now I’ll be sitting here counting the days. That’s my luck!
Gerald

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 12:49 PM

I recently bought a Sawstop ICS at 25% off and the shipment was very late coming I was starting to think it was a scam given I’ve never seen any discounts on Sawstops near enough 25% off,but al said and done it was delivered a week late,I was also concerned because of bad reviews I’d read about the company I’d never purchased things from before I thought they might send a cheaper model that the ICS model, All said and done it was late due to weather conditions and was the correct model that I had ordered, BTW the company was Zoro and they had great customer service in spite of some of their reviews.

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 06:45 PM

Aircraft carrier inbound.

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William Shelley

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 06:49 PM



I recently bought a Sawstop ICS at 25% off and the shipment was very late coming I was starting to think it was a scam given I ve never seen any discounts on Sawstops near enough 25% off,but al said and done it was delivered a week late,I was also concerned because of bad reviews I d read about the company I d never purchased things from before I thought they might send a cheaper model that the ICS model, All said and done it was late due to weather conditions and was the correct model that I had ordered, BTW the company was Zoro and they had great customer service in spite of some of their reviews.

- a1Jim

I’ve bought from Zoro before. They do have some stuff that makes you wonder. 25% discount is pretty huge for a multi-thousand dollar saw, congrats :)

By the way I paid just shy of $4k shipped for this JP-1686, i bought a demo/tradeshow used model from Baileigh at about a 40% discount off retail.

They have two left at that price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/262824755452?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 06:50 PM

16-inches! Geez! Seriously, wouldn’t that big of jointer need a power feed?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 02-05-2017 10:16 PM

i have a relatively new 8” long bed with a spiral head, yet this makes me a little envious. Nice!

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#11 posted 02-05-2017 11:14 PM

Wow, that is an impressive machine. I am certain that you will be having a lot of fun getting it installed, tuned up and making sawdust for future projects.

Do you already have three phase power or how are you planning on that for such a big motor? Just curious how much that will add to the cost. I can dream about the second jointer posted on eBay!

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William Shelley

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 11:22 PM



Wow, that is an impressive machine. I am certain that you will be having a lot of fun getting it installed, tuned up and making sawdust for future projects.

Do you already have three phase power or how are you planning on that for such a big motor? Just curious how much that will add to the cost. I can dream about the second jointer posted on eBay!

- Kazooman

I’m in the process of sourcing parts to build a rotary phase converter. I expect to spend about $300-400 on that project. I found a craigslist seller who has a 25HP baldor motor for sale at a decent price. I dont need that much but larger motors run more efficiently.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#13 posted 02-06-2017 12:48 AM

Wow…that is a beast…5.5 hp and 3 phase. Please post pics of it when you get it.

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#14 posted 02-06-2017 01:00 AM

I Hope I’m not being a buzz kill.Moble bases and jointer planers is not a good idea.Set it in one spot nice and level.And leave it!
Looks like a nice machine hope it buzzes your wood to perfection.

Aj

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William Shelley

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#15 posted 02-06-2017 08:56 PM



I Hope I m not being a buzz kill.Moble bases and jointer planers is not a good idea.Set it in one spot nice and level.And leave it!
Looks like a nice machine hope it buzzes your wood to perfection.

Aj

- Aj2

Maybe a topic for a separate thread but I was planning on building a mobile base that allowed the wheels to be raised or lowered, when raised the tool would sit on leveling feet. Is there anything wrong with that? My current 13” planer is on a cart I made that has four swivel casters and no brakes, i don’t find it to be an issue to use. I could see how you wouldn’t want a jointer to move though.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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