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12-15-2020 12:23 PM

New Jet jointer has been shipping since September according to tech support. Haven’t found one review or any commentary on this product. Just the Jet website and user manual.

Interesting machine:
- Outfeed table isn’t an isolated slab; rather it’s integral to the entire top “Body with Outfeed Table”. Don’t think I’ve seen a jointer like this previously
- Manual says “The outfeed table is set to be level with the knives at the highest point in their revolution. The infeed and outfeed tables are preset at the factory to be aligned with the cutterhead.”
- 14 helical cutterheads with slight angle (not spiral with straignt-on knife faces like Wahuda or Rikon) looks nice, like a higher-end floor stander
- Integral dust collection – there’s a plastic shroud underneath the cutterhead, appears to be pretty well sealed.
- Cast iron tables and fence, kinda small but usable (28 5/8” table, 22 3/4×4 3/8” fence)

What I’m curious about:
- Is there any way to adjust the tables if needed?? Appears the outfeed is not adjustable at all, unless you somehow adjusted the entire upper body of the machine. The infeed table has a few socket set screws under it but it’s unclear if they provide adjustments or are just assembly pieces
- Seems the cutterheads on this thing are significantly upgraded vs. Wahuda/Rikon. Is that really the case, how well does it cut?

So many questions… a basic review would be very helpful.


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#1 posted 12-16-2020 05:35 PM

User Manual with exploded parts list: https://content.jettools.com/assets/...600_man_EN.pdf

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