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Forum topic by pontic posted 11-16-2017 07:31 PM 537 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-16-2017 07:31 PM

I own a Jet 10”rt. tilt 52” Xacta saw. What do you Jocks think of this brand. This is a 2002 vintage. I’m satisfied with it. Would you get another one? Sorry for the rotated picture.

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#1 posted 11-16-2017 08:48 PM

I used to have a Jet, and was satisfied with it. I still like the Jet brand.

I have since switched to a Sawstop, which is another jump up in quality. The locking inserts, riving knife, and dust collection are very good on these saws.

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#2 posted 11-16-2017 08:58 PM

Had one and liked it. If it’s doing the job keep it.

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#3 posted 11-16-2017 09:03 PM

I have the same saw. Very satisfied with it’s performance. I’ve also used SawStop TS and they are very nice but it does not cut any better than the Jet. I would keep it but it’s a personal choice.

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#4 posted 11-16-2017 09:16 PM

Jet is a reputable brand that’s now part of Walter Meier Manufacturing Inc. Most of their tools are sourced in Asia. They’ve been around for a while and seemed to have kept up with the times and maintained their market as mainly a better quality affordable tool. Like many brands they have some great tools and some lesser tools…they make from portable benchtop saws to industrial grade cabinet saws like yours. Overall most of the woodworking tools I’ve seen have been decent serviceable tools that are well supported. Powermatic is the upper line from Walter Meier.

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#5 posted 11-17-2017 12:59 AM

I had a Jet Xacta table saw and was very good solid cabinet saw. I only sold it because I wanted a Sawstop. It was a good saw with good fit and finish.

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#6 posted 11-17-2017 02:23 AM

Thanks guys. I think I’ll keep it until I can afford the top of the line Saw stop. Then give “Ol’ Betsy” away to some deserving ‘jock.

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#7 posted 11-17-2017 03:30 AM

Jet started out much the same as Grizzly, importing machines from Taiwan. In the beginning they didn’t even rebrand, just resold them but that didn’t last long. Eventually they got into branding and their machines were respectable alternatives to American made. Many of their machines are very similar to the first ones from the 60’s and 70’s. I have an Orbit drill press, sold by Jet before they started rebranding stuff and it is nearly identical to the drill presses they sell now. I’m told the parts are still interchangeable. I would keep the ol’ Jet going.

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#8 posted 11-17-2017 11:33 AM



I had a Jet Xacta table saw and was very good solid cabinet saw. I only sold it because I wanted a Sawstop. It was a good saw with good fit and finish.

- Redoak49

I had the same saw as well and was very happy with it. I did the same and got a Sawstop.

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#9 posted 11-17-2017 02:17 PM



Thanks guys. I think I ll keep it until I can afford the top of the line Saw stop. Then give “Ol Betsy” away to some deserving jock.
- pontic

I was going to suggest that it’s awful saw and that I’d happily cart it away for you for no charge, but then I saw this post… Allow me to be first in line… I can trailer it home when moving my daughter back and forth to Purdue…

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#10 posted 11-17-2017 05:47 PM



Jets aren t made in the US are they? So i wouldn t have one in my freaking shop

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#11 posted 11-17-2017 05:59 PM

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#12 posted 11-17-2017 06:01 PM

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#13 posted 11-17-2017 07:43 PM

I have a Jet JTAS cabinet saw, I’ve owned for 30+ years. It has a Biesemeyer fence and I use the saw almost every day. It has performed flawlessly all that time. The bearings are still tight. The only thing I have done to it was to replace the belts. It has survived many moves, even cross country. I am 100% happy with this saw and plan to keep it forever. No SS for me.

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