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Forum topic by Thalweg posted 12-24-2014 03:38 PM 928 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thalweg

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12-24-2014 03:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: planer spindle sander

I haven’t been in the mood to do much in the shop lately, but I’ve always found the best way to get inspiration is to buy new tools. A guy that I work with offered to sell me his planer and spindle sander. I went to look at them, and couldn’t pass up this opportunity. The planer is a pre-Chinese Jet JWP-15CS that has been converted to a helical head with a Hermance cutterhead. The sander is a Jet oscillating spindle sander. I got both pieces for $700.

The only planer I’ve ever run before is my Delta lunchbox planer. It is loud and takes a lot of work to operate. I got the Jet planer set up last night, and ran some fir through it. Wow, it’s almost effortless, and much, much quieter.

Now the woodworking mood has improved. I can’t wait to get back out into the shop.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 03:41 PM

Super deal and nice equipment .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TheWoodenOyster

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 04:19 PM

Great equipment, good lighting, and a clean shop make for a much more enjoyable time in the shop. Congrats on the score.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 04:21 PM

Nice score. Have fun in the shop.

-- James

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 07:27 PM

I have that spindle sander. When I first went to pick it up I knew it was a beast.

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dhazelton

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 07:28 PM

I have that spindle sander and I bought it used as well. When I first tried to lift it up off the bench it was on I knew it was a beast.

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#6 posted 12-24-2014 11:49 PM

Sorry – second post was supposed to be an edit of the first…..............

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Yonak

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#7 posted 12-25-2014 02:47 AM

..A great deal and great equipment from a friend. Maybe you should make him something.

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Thalweg

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#8 posted 12-25-2014 03:44 AM



..A great deal and great equipment from a friend. Maybe you should make him something.

- Yonak


That’s a good idea. I’ll do that.

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ButchCassidy

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#9 posted 12-25-2014 12:46 PM

I also have that same spindle sander. It is a beast and works great.

-- " If you want your PRAYERS to be answered" get off your knees and go to work

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Yonak

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#10 posted 12-25-2014 04:40 PM

Thanweg, I had that planer, except with straight knives instead of helical. I never had any problems with it that adjustments didn’t fix. It should be a good worker for you. I ended up selling it for more than you got the whole shebang for (and it was worth it). You got a tremendous deal.

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Thalweg

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#11 posted 12-25-2014 05:57 PM

I was running some lumber through it yesterday and was having some problems feeding short pieces. I think it has something to do with the infeed roller table. I ran a straight edge all the way through the planer and onto the roller tables. I tried to set everything straight and level, but couldn’t get it perfect. I’ll try shimming the tables to improve it a bit. However, I’ve read some places that if they are set at a bit of an angle, snipe will be reduced. So, I guess it’ll take some experimenting.

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mbs

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#12 posted 12-26-2014 03:40 AM

That is a gloatable deal!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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