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Forum topic by lashomb posted 11-10-2011 04:36 AM 995 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lashomb

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11-10-2011 04:36 AM

I’m at a loss, I remember seeing a tool or concept for a tool years ago, that was similar to a table saw in that its used to make straight cuts, and its a larger appliance sized tool, but you pushed and pulled the wood over a long stationary saw blade fixed in the table, back and forth repeatedly. I think it used a fence too, but I’m not sure. Was supposed to be more precise than power tools (not surprising, but they touted that).

Anyone know what I’m remembering?

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#1 posted 11-10-2011 04:50 AM

I know what you are talking baout, but I cant think of the name.

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#2 posted 11-10-2011 04:57 AM

Was it this?

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

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#3 posted 11-10-2011 06:18 AM

Aha…. it wasn’t that model, but that led me to the correct path. The Jointmaker Pro by Bridge City. Thanks!

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 04:22 PM

As an FYI – This tool has been discussed in this forum in the past. I don’t recall any LJ saying that they owned one. It’s quite expensive.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 04:39 PM

Rich, give me a couple of days and I will be posting a review of the JMP. At the moment I am making the table for it and fine tuning the machine.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 05:50 PM

JGM – looking forward to it.

I find the Jointmaker Pro to be a very interesting tool (yet quite expensive).

It seems like keeping that saw blade really sharp is essential. When you do your review, can you comment on what is involved in sharpening the blade? Is it a DIY project? Can local sharpening shops sharpen it? Do you need to send it in?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 06:58 PM

That thing can cut your finger off as quickly as a traditional table saw. It might look safer but I have to admit to cutting a finger or two with a hand saw. Safety rules still apply. this is a very interesting machine though.

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#8 posted 11-10-2011 09:36 PM

Sure never saw (no pun) that before. Now, a Saw Stop device to keep our fingers safe will be the next component.
Looks like a cool device.
Bill

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#9 posted 11-10-2011 10:06 PM

Wow, a JMPv2 for about the same price as a Grizzly 3hp cabinet saw. I think I want both ;)

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#10 posted 11-10-2011 10:26 PM

It’s basically a highly engineered sawing jig, but it looks very repeatable and fast without requiring a loud big table saw. For someone like me with a small shop, I could picture a Roubo bench for planing/mortising and a JW-SW for cranking out joinery like miters, dovetails, box joints. Seems like it would quickly become a “go to” tool. I’m intrigued. Although I do wonder if sharpening is trickier that other saws. I think this uses a Japanese style blade.

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#11 posted 11-10-2011 11:39 PM

Rich, I can tell you right now that it uses Japanese cross cut and rip saws, so sharpening is out of the question. The blades are not that expensive and the use that it has is mostly for small precise cuts. Let me put it this way, you won’t be ripping a 6 foot length board on this machine, it is mostly to make decorative cuts, tenons, and kerf bending. But it is very precise and a joy to use once you have dialed in.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#12 posted 11-11-2011 05:32 AM

John posted a blog post about a new Precision Fence for this today. I’m sure all said and done that setup is expensive. I wonder if you could just skip shooting altogether with this setup. Seems like you could. In that regard this would be very precise and very fast.

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