JJP-12HH incoming: preparing for my first big iron

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Forum topic by mstenner posted 10-19-2010 03:40 PM 1885 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2010 03:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer

OK, my very first “big iron” (a JJP-12HH) is on a truck coming my way, and I have a couple of questions, mostly for folks who have one (or a JJP-12)

a) moving the thing: It’s big, and it’s iron. I know the thing is 600 lbs shipped, but that’s a little hard for me to visualize. Can one (average) person move it with a dolly? Down a few steps? How many people will I need to wrangle this thing into my basement shop with direct exterior access? My wife has made it very clear that she’s not a candidate.

b) wiring the thing: the manual says that it comes with no plug. Does that mean no cord at all? Just 3 screw terminals inside? I don’t really care – I need to add a 230V breaker and wiring anyway, but I’d like to purchase the right stuff in advance.

Any other gotchas I should be prepared for?

Thanks, Michael

P.S. I’ve read very good reviews about this thing, but if you have something bad to say about it, please don’t say it NOW :) I’m a little stressed about the $$$ I just dropped on this bad boy sight unseen!

-- -Michael

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 03:52 PM

Michael, you will definitely need help getting this into your basement. The more help the better. As to your second question, it has been my experience that it will ship with the electrical cord without the plug. You can then put on a plug that matches your 220 outlet. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 04:04 PM

I concur with Chiefk, definitely need a few big boys to help move this amount of weight, especially down the stairs…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 12:43 AM

I’m finally ready to pull the trigger on one of these things too… been drooling for over a year. It seems I’m a bit late on scoring a good price though… I recall these these pricing out around $2300 or $2400… now I’m seeing $3000.

Do these ever go on sale? Is there a way to get the old pricing? (Ain’t too proud to beg.)

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 03:42 AM

I have an Jet JJP-12, not the H, and love it. There are a few quibbles, like anything else, but overall it is very well made and I am sure you will love it. 600 pounds is much too much for even 2 people to handle if you have to lift it over something . I had no real problem getting it out of a pickup truck and into my garage, but I had a pair of hydraulic lifts. Check and see if you can borrow a lift from someone if you can, it will make life much easier – If you can’t borrow or rent them, HF sells them pretty cheap, though I don’t know how much room they take up when you fold them up. Things to think about include dust collection – I wouldn’t think about running the jointer or planer without it – since the outlet points in different directions when you are planing v. jointing, you will either need 2 outlets with blast gates, or come in from above and behind the machine with enough flex hose to switch from one side to the other.

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