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I finally pulled the trigger!!

by BurlyBob
posted 03-25-2018 07:11 AM

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 07:37 AM

Congrats on getting that ol’ trigger finger limbered up. Sounds like you will be needing a saw mill next to supply the shop. ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-25-2018 10:43 AM

You have added some wonderful pieces of equipment to your shop and I am sure that you will have fun breaking them in. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 03-25-2018 11:57 AM

I sometimes feel that thinking about it is the hardest part. After I do get a new tool I always say why did I wait so long. Glad to see you getting a couple nice machines. Enjoy them

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 03-25-2018 12:04 PM

I think that deserves a great big “You Suck” Bob ;>)

Enjoy your new toys!

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#6 posted 03-25-2018 01:35 PM

A friend of mine has the exact same jointer/planer and he loves it. The super max is just that, a super sanding machine! Enjoy your new toys, um, er, I mean tools!

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#7 posted 03-25-2018 01:56 PM

Glad you are getting some new tools, the supermax is a real helper in the shop. Nothing like a new tool. Have fun.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 03-25-2018 02:35 PM

I bought a JP-12HH a couple of years ago. After a considerable amount of trouble early on, it has been a very good machine. As received, the textured beds made feeding wood across the bed like pushing wood across 80 grit sandpaper. I used sandpaper and then paste wax to smooth the surface enough to use. My other complaint is that the pallet on which it arrived didn’t have standard skid spacing so it wouldn’t work right with a fork lift or pallet jack. They crate had been damaged because of this but the machine was fine.

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#9 posted 03-25-2018 03:51 PM

Congratulations on the new addition to your family (of tools)!!!!

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#10 posted 03-25-2018 04:14 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

Sounds like a COOL bunch of New Tools!!

It must be nice to have the room to PUT THEM IN! ... or, what had to GO to make room for them? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 04:19 PM

Congrats on the new equipment and I think you’ve gotten yourself into some pretty darn good stuff.

It’d be great to hear your impressions of the Jet Joiner / Planer and your experience with it during use. Please, please share more in the future.

I have been looking at the same unit and like the versatility of the Joiner / Planer combo as well as the durability of the helical head, and in lieu of a lesser-quality unit I would prefer to start off with something good. Before I eventually buy, I will likely be researching other brands / alternatives, but the JJP-12HH is what I will be basing my comparisons and I would love to hear your experience with it.

I just added the Laguna 18BX to my shop as well as a couple other items, so the joiner/planer isn’t in the budget right now, but if all goes well, I hope to have one in my future.

I have a one-room schoolhouse built of full 8/4 lumber of various widths that I am planning to dismantle, resaw some and repurpose the wood, and in addition I have a 103 acre tree farm with plans to purchase a portable sawmill to harvest & mill various timber for personal use and project making, so the Joiner / Planer would seem to be a good fit.

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#12 posted 03-25-2018 04:44 PM

WoW!! Congrats

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#13 posted 03-25-2018 04:58 PM

Nice choices Bob.
I hope they last you a long time and serve you well.

Having all the tools you need is half the battle.

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#14 posted 03-25-2018 05:10 PM

‘I honestly feel I now have every tool I will ever need or everything I want. ‘
Hmmmm, I bet you are going to eat those words!


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#15 posted 03-25-2018 05:54 PM

Well, what can I say that hasn’t been said … I know that you have been dreaming of these tools for a long time. Congrats on the purchase and the learning curve to use them.
” I always design my next project around the next tool I want” (me)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#16 posted 03-25-2018 07:03 PM

Sounds like a double tap. Can’t rely on one machine to satisfy a man. Gotta get 2 :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#17 posted 03-25-2018 08:00 PM

Very nice. I have the rikon 10 inch jointer planer with the helical head. I love it.

Sounds like you need a lathe….

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#18 posted 03-25-2018 10:30 PM

GRATZ Bob you will have to post pictures when you get them :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#19 posted 03-25-2018 11:27 PM

Hopefully by the end of next week I ‘ll have both. The sander is being shipped out Monday and should be here by Wednesday or Thursday. The Jointer/planer should be here the following week sometime. Guess I might have to pull the boat out of my garage a little earlier than I had planned on, Darn! These two are going to be some awesome additions to my shop and improve the quality of my projects. It’s going to be like Christmas morning when they get here.

I definitely will post a few photos.

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#20 posted 03-26-2018 12:26 AM

It’s Christmas Spring Time!!

It’s Spring Time Christmas!

Whatever it is, YOU ARE Loving it!! :)

It will be nice to see the pictures… when you get them…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#21 posted 03-26-2018 01:03 AM


You’ve been talking about doing this for quite a while now….Glad to hear you made the move to finally “git ‘er done”.....Be sure to post some flixs of your new toys on our weather forum….We’re all waiting anxiously for the big moment…..Like waiting on a child to be born….!!! Congrats….!!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#22 posted 03-26-2018 01:53 AM

Congrats!! I know you have been looking to do this for a long time.

-- Earl

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#23 posted 03-26-2018 01:58 AM


-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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#24 posted 03-26-2018 02:19 AM

Nice machine. A friend of mine just bought one and I helped to show him jointing technique as it was his first and it really leaves a nice, clean, flat surface.

Congratulations on the new tools.

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#25 posted 03-30-2018 11:36 AM

Congrats. It’s very exciting when we get a new piece of equipment

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#26 posted 03-31-2018 01:05 AM

I have that Jet, and am very fond of it. What a luxury to have a 12” jointer! My one negative is the Euro style guard; I’d rather have the pork chop style. I haven’t found the grooved tables to be a problem at all. I just wax them occasionally, or use dry-lube. One feature I like is that both infeed and outfield tables move as one unit. Changeover is about as quick as you could hope for. I routed my DC hose to hang down from above so that I don’t have to move it when I switch operations.

If anyone is looking for one of these, the Seattle CL very frequently lists them. The seller is a Jet/Powermatic outlet store in Auburn (south of Seattle). They sell machines with supposed blemishes, but mine was perfectly clean. The savings are significant. Unfortunately, they don’t ship. Can’t tell you what the company calls itself, as their ads never mention their name.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#27 posted 03-31-2018 05:30 AM

I have the Scorpion(Canadian version) unit, fantastic finish but have found it a little underpowered when thickness planer is worked to hard. Have to take real thin bites when using the full 12” width. Your going to love it, but won’t need the sander as finish is perfect from the Jointer?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#28 posted 03-31-2018 06:54 AM

Alright! so where are the pictures of the proud father and his new arrivals. (ack GR8HUNTER)

Lotsa fun ahead, and pleasing results on the timbers for years to come..

-- Regards Rob

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#29 posted 03-31-2018 02:34 PM

i too am very anxious to see them Rob but imma picture monster :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#30 posted 03-31-2018 02:52 PM

I am anxious to hear if the OP had the same problems with surface finish that I did. I think mine must have been a manufacturing defect.

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#31 posted 03-31-2018 04:21 PM

Rob my new baby’s are sitting in a Trailer in Boise, Idaho. I won’t get to unwrap them till Monday some time. I’m just hoping I can them offloaded here at my house. Otherwise I’ll have to get them delivered to my buddy with a forklift, put them in my trailer and wrestle them off at my house. Not to worry photos will be posted.

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#32 posted 03-31-2018 07:23 PM

You have to be feeling a little excited to get them about now. They will be a nice addition to any shop, looking forward to the pics. Did you order them from the same vendor (sounds like you did)?

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#33 posted 03-31-2018 09:04 PM

Fred I did order them from the sale outfit, Equipment sales and service in Auburn, Washington. Their prices seemed about the best I could find and they offer free shipping. That is what really clinched the deal for me.

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#34 posted 04-03-2018 12:53 AM

Santa got here! If your of a mind check out Rick’s Weather forum for a few photos. I’m pretty sure once I get everything cleaned up and correctly adjusted, I’m going to be a very happy camper.

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