I want a molder. Jet JPM-13CS?

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Forum topic by Roadster280 posted 08-14-2012 06:58 AM 1060 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2012 06:58 AM

I’d like to make some plantation shutters for my house, and for that, I pretty much need a molder.

I’ve been considering the Jet JPM-13CS. A basic planer/molder, I don’t need a Rolls-Royce molder, just a basic one.

My follow-up question is this. I already have a Powermatic 15S planer, so if I got the Jet for, it has to be said, infrequent molding, should I keep the PM? Or would I be better off with the Jet, and keep the PM? Space isn’t a MASSIVE issue, but I am trying to keep the machine count down.

The 15S has new blades in it, and is much quieter than the RIDGID lunchbox it replaced. But to tell the truth, the cut quality isn’t stellar, and if the Jet would be up to the mark as a planer, I’m thinking I’ll sell the PM and just go with the Jet.

Am I missing something? (Other than 2” in width?)

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 10:05 AM

I would consider Woodmaster in your research as well. If you look for a used one you might find one for roughly the same as a new Jet, and you will have a far superior molding machine, and something that doubles as a drum sander as well to really maximize your shop space.

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 01:12 PM

Good point! I already have a Performax sander, but with a WM, I’d be able to have two different grits. I just don’t see me having the molder set up permanently, so a second (or third) function is a definite plus.

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