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Forum topic by Jopldangla posted 01-21-2021 01:36 AM 731 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jopldangla

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01-21-2021 01:36 AM

Does anybody know how to tell the age of this planer? See picture

The seller says they bought it new in 2010.

The seller reneged on the deal on me. ugh… anyhow… this is still a useful thread. anybody know how to tell the age of Jet planers by the serial number?


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#1 posted 01-21-2021 02:51 AM

Maybe send them an email with the information at:
https://www.jettools.com/us/en/home/

Maybe get a manual as well.

HTH

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#2 posted 01-21-2021 05:27 AM

The manual is probably a good indicator of vintage, but not really mfg year. It would be neat to see other Jet owners see if there is a pattern to the serial number. Maybe it isn’t an intelligent system, but it might be.

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#3 posted 01-21-2021 08:56 PM

What color? Blue or creamy white? I have that planer in white, purchased around 2003 (new). I have Jet bandsaw that is blue, purchased around 1998 (new).

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#4 posted 01-21-2021 11:33 PM

Jet has used the first 1-3 digits of serial number to store the date of mfg. Seems to vary by machine type.
My SWAG is that machine was made in November of 2009, and was #5530 in mfg sequence for that year. Could also be 2009 mfg and Jet machine #115,530 for year too?

Another key to dating a Jet tool is stock number. Jet has sold the JWP-15CS for decades. But the stock number represents a machine made by one specific mfg to one set of design prints. They change the last digit of stock number for variations, or different mfg location. The entire stock number changes with major design change or new mfg. Thanks to online review sites, can often track down the year a stock number was introduced as magazines tend to post reviews on new tools introduced by mfg. Selling sites like Amadud, can also help narrow down when stock number was made by the dates on reviews.

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Jopldangla

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#5 posted 01-22-2021 12:23 AM



Jet has used the first 1-3 digits of serial number to store the date of mfg. Seems to vary by machine type.
My SWAG is that machine was made in November of 2009, and was #5530 in mfg sequence for that year. Could also be 2009 mfg and Jet machine #115,530 for year too?

Another key to dating a Jet tool is stock number. Jet has sold the JWP-15CS for decades. But the stock number represents a machine made by one specific mfg to one set of design prints. They change the last digit of stock number for variations, or different mfg location. The entire stock number changes with major design change or new mfg. Thanks to online review sites, can often track down the year a stock number was introduced as magazines tend to post reviews on new tools introduced by mfg. Selling sites like Amadud, can also help narrow down when stock number was made by the dates on reviews.

Best Luck.

- CaptainKlutz

The 911 sort of fits in with the “purchased new in 2010” response I had from the seller (who ended up selling it out from under me because I wouldn’t give him a paypal deposit…sketchy…right??).
I need to look into this stock number bit a little more too.

My hunt for a used 15” planer in the 500-800 range continues. :) Thanks again for your help.

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