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Forum topic by WoodSailor posted 07-19-2018 05:00 PM 445 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodSailor

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07-19-2018 05:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer jointer combo tools power tools advice help

Hey,

I have been looking at getting a jointer and planer separately but the cost of buying to good tools seperatly was a little too high.

So I have been looking at getting a JET JJP-10BTOS as a single tool that can do both for $600. Does anyone have experience with combo tools? Is this a good idea? I have seen some reviews that say its great for the home woodworker and other that say its terrible.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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JCamp

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#1 posted 07-19-2018 09:12 PM

A Dewalt 12.5inch planer is around $400 and I was thinking a porter cable jointer was $200….. so it’s the same price.
I think the Jet you listed was one I looked into a few years back and reviews were hit and miss on the quality. With all the lumberjocks here surely someone has it and can give u a bit of info on it tho.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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mel52

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#2 posted 07-20-2018 05:13 AM

I have one of each. The problem that might happen with a combo is that if one goes down, you may be out both until the one is fixed. I’m not sure how the motor setup is so take this comment with a grain of salt. Just my opinion.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 07-20-2018 05:31 AM

It’s an interesting tool. I didn’t even know something like that existed at that price. I have had my Jet JJ6 for years, and it’s a good performer. I like Jet tools.

On the upside, a 10” jointer is a big win. Boards are so often just a bit too wide for mine and four more inches would be awesome.

On the downside, it’s a very short bed. That will be a factor with longer boards, but with in feed and out feed auxiliary rollers, you can pretty much make that disappear. The Amazon reviews are troubling regarding getting the in and out tables level. I obviously can’t comment on that, but I’d make sure I made the purchase from a reputable dealer in case I ran into a problem.

Finally, the whole jointer/planer thing I have no experience with. I know there are some high end products out there, but is this one of them? Also, as awesome as a 10” jointer is, a 10” planer is pretty weak. Frankly, my 13” planer is marginal, but the cost to step up beyond it is big, so I deal with it.

My take on it is, if this tool looks appealing to you, and fits the way you anticipate working, give it a try, but just be sure to buy it from someplace that will accept a return if you’re not happy.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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JCamp

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#4 posted 07-20-2018 10:53 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/1255

I believe there are a few reviews for it already on LJs so take a look. If the link don’t work just type in “Jet jointer”

If you do buy it then be sure to abide by Rich’s advice and “be sure to buy it from someplace that will accept a return if you’re not happy.”

Good luck

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 07-20-2018 01:33 PM

There are also some reviews on Amazon that aren’t so flattering.

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#6 posted 07-20-2018 03:18 PM

I would not buy that new. They are available on CL regularly around $250-$300. CL is full of tools that people bought on a budget to find out they wanted something better. My B-I-L has one of those, it works ok with huge extension tables he made and a stand, and a system to bolt it down. In all, he hates it and wants to get a real jointer soon.

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