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Forum topic by DBordello posted 05-18-2015 11:13 PM 1130 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DBordello

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05-18-2015 11:13 PM

I have been keeping a keen eye on craigslist for a jointer. Unfortunately, I am in a small area and nothing has surfaced. I currently have a nice table saw, and a Dewalt 735 planer. However, it feels like the jointer is the last missing piece to be able to square up boards.

The Jet JJP-10BTOS 10” Jointer/Planer popped up for $100. The reviews seem to be mixed (at best). Is it worth $100 for this machine? Or is it more frustration than it is worth and I am better off using a jointer sled in the planer, and the router/table saw for edge jointing? What are your two cents?

https://corvallis.craigslist.org/tls/5031448162.html


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 05-19-2015 12:09 AM

For $100 I would get it and find out for yourself. Likely it will be useful. If not, you sell it for $125. I would think the main problem will be that it has a short table and so you will not be able to joint long pieces.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 05-19-2015 12:11 AM

I seen this thing back at the beginning of the year and did some internet searching for reviews on it. After reading alot of reviews I decided that I probably should just get 2 separate machines. I was thinking with my shop space situation this would be ideal.

Now, in this situation I would go look at it for $100. For a $100 I’d probably buy it just to see what I thought of it, If I didn’t like it turn around and sell it. They still retail for $500 brand new, guarantee you could get your $100 back.

That’s my opinion, I’ve never used one of them, hell I’ve never even seen one in person cause I’m stuck nowhere near a good woodworking store.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#3 posted 05-19-2015 12:40 AM

Easy to get your money back on it and it will work well for edge jointing anything less than 4’ in length. You can practice and know what you want in the future. I have seen a lot of good work come from one of those.

Great deal for a temp jointer.

As I found out – you are missing a band saw and you will want one soon enough.

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#4 posted 05-19-2015 06:10 PM

From what I’ve found online and from other woodworkers I know, those smaller tabletop jointers are junk; not worth the effort. You can easily edge joint shorter pieces on your table saw and face joint with a planer sled. Save your money and keep looking.

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#5 posted 05-19-2015 06:11 PM

I shot him a low ball offer. We’ll see what happens. I have a hunch this thing is more effort than it is worth. But we will find out.

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#6 posted 05-19-2015 07:50 PM

I considered one of these, but couldn’t get past the negative reviews. The common theme is that it’s impossible to make the tables coplanar. It’s definitely worth a look at $100, but take a straight edge and if the tables aren’t coplanar you should walk away.

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DBordello

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#7 posted 05-19-2015 07:52 PM

Well, it looks like my decision was made. The jointer was sold. Now, I wait around for something else attractive to pop up. Thank you everybody for your feedback.

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