Best 8 Inch Jointers, & Reviews

As you’ll see in these 8 inch jointer reviews, Powermatic and JET feature heavily.

Both brands make high quality 8 inch wood jointers, with different features and designs.

For example, different models of 8 inch jointers might have straight cutterheads, helical cutterheads, and some even have a Parallelogram design – which we will talk about below.

For those who are new to woodworking or jointers, an 8 inch jointer has a table with a width wide enough to cut 8 inch wide lumber.

Let’s look of the list of available 8 inch jointers now …


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Top Rated 8 Inch Jointers


8 Inch Jointer Reviews


JET JWJ-8CS, 8 Inch Closed Stand Jointer

Read the review of the JET JWJ-8CS, 8 Inch Closed Stand Jointer.


JET JWJ-8HH 8 Inch Helical Head Jointer

Read the review of the JET JWJ-8HH 8 Inch Helical Head Jointer.


Powermatic 60C 8 Inch Jointer

Read the review of the Powermatic 60C 8 Inch Jointer.


Powermatic 60HH 8 Inch Jointer (Helical Cutterhead)

Read the review of the Powermatic 60HH 8 Inch Jointer with Helical Cutterhead.


Powermatic PJ882 8 Inch Parallelogram Jointer

Read the review of the Powermatic PJ882 8 Inch Parallelogram Jointer.


Powermatic PJ-882HH 8 Inch Parallelogram Helical Head Jointer

Read the review of the Powermatic PJ-882HH 8 Inch Parallelogram Helical Head Jointer.


Jet JJP-8BT 8-Inch Bench Top Jointer/Planer

Technically this is not a jointer, but a jointer/planer 2 in 1 tool. But, it is still for jointing 8 inch wide lumber.

Read the review of the Jet JJP-8BT 8-Inch Bench Top Jointer/Planer.


8 Inch Jointer: Buyer’s Guide

What Is An 8 Inch Jointer?

An 8 inch jointer is a wood jointer that can joint lengths of lumber up to 8 inches wide.

8 inch jointers are mostly closed stand, or ground based jointers – compared to most 6 inch jointers which are mostly bench top jointers.

Note that some of the 8 inch jointers ave a parallelogram design- which keeps the tables parallel and contributes to a better and more consistent cut.

Also, some 8 inch jointers may have a helical cutterhead, and not the standard straight knife cutterhead.

Helical cutterheads are intended to shear the wood, and be quieter in operation that a standard 2 or 3 knife cutterhead.


Who Is A 8 Inch Jointer For?

Those looking for a high quality jointer

Those looking for a solid jointer made with steel and cast iron

Those looking for a more precise and accurate jointer than a benchtop jointer

Those looking for a production type jointer (as long as the 8 inch jointer has a higher feed rate)

Those looking for a jointer with higher motor specs


Who Is A 8 Inch Jointer Not For?

Those looking for a small jointer that doesn’t take up much room

Those looking for a light jointer that is quite mobile

Those looking for a cheap and affordable jointer

Those looking for a benchtop jointer


8 Inch Jointer – Bits & Accessories

Push blocks

Dust port reducer

Dust port dust collection system – shop vac

Mobile base for the heavy jointers


8 Inch Jointer: Resources






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