Jet 6 Inch Jointer Reviews

As you are about to find out in this Jet 6 Inch Jointer Review, the JET brand actually has two main 6 inch jointers it offers.

The first is a long table, ground based jointer with quick set knife cutterhead.

The second is a long table, ground based jointer with a helical cutter head.

Both jointers aren’t exactly cheap and small like a benchtop jointer might be (read guide on benchtop jointers), but they offer greater capabilities for those looking more for quality and production i.e. more serious woodworkers.

If that sounds like you, below we have explained the features and important factors to consider with each, so you can decide which is best for you.

 

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Jet 6 Inch Jointers

If you don’t have time to read the review and buyer’s guide, you can check out the jointer and price here…

Straight Cutterhead Model – View the JET JJ-6CSDX 6 Inch Deluxe Jointer with Quick Set Knives on Amazon

Helical Cutterhead Model –View the JET JJ-6HHDX 6-Inch, Long Bed Helical Head Jointer on Amazon

 

Jet 6 Inch Jointer Reviews

JET JJ-6CSDX 6 Inch Deluxe Jointer with Quick Set Knives

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What’s Good About It?

  • High quality steel construction – especially he enclosed cabinet – very strong and sturdy
  • Cast iron table
  • Has easy to use handwheels
  • Has a 1 Horsepower, 1 Phase, 13 Amp motor
  • Motor is 115/230-volt TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled), but pre-wired to 115 volts
  • Table size is 56 inches long x 7-3/8 wide
  • Has a 3 knife cutterhead where the knife size is 6-1/6 x 3/4 x 5/64
  • The cutterhead speed is 6000 RPM
  • Can cut timber up to 6-1/16 inches wide
  • Can cut up to a depth of  1/2 inch
  • Height of the table from the floor is 31-1/4 inches
  • Rabbeting limit of 1/2 an inch, and the rabbeting ledge is 3-1/8 x 8-3/4 inches
  • Fence dimensions are 32-3/4 (L) x 3-7/8 (H) inches
  • Fence can tilt 45 degrees to both the left and right
  • Fence has positive stops at 45, 90 L, 90 R
  • Decent sized dust port of 4 inches
  • Good for making doors, tabletops, and other furniture pieces
  • Includes one stand with motor, one stand cover with mounting hardware, one dust chute with mounting hardware, one bed assembly, one fence assembly, one cutterhead guard, one belt guard, one V-belt, four 1/4-20 x 1/2 pan head screws, four 1/4 flat washers, one lock handle, flat washer and lock nut for the fence, one fence handle, three lock bolts, three 3/8-inch lock washers, two handwheel assemblies, one can of touch-up paint, manual, warranty card, and two push blocks.

 

What Could Be Improved?

  • You should note that minimum CFM for dust collection is 350 CFM (cubic feet of air per minute)
  • Quite a heavy piece of machinery at 237 pounds – you’ll need a mobile base to move it around

 

What Else Might You Get With It?

  • A separate benchtop planer tool if you want one (to use after you are finished cutting/milling the timber). We will link you to our article on Best Planer 2017-18: Buyer’s Guide & Reviews soon.
  • HTC Adjustable Mobile Base (on Amazon)– Mobile base for moving your jointer around

 

Where To Check It Out?

View the JET JJ-6CSDX 6 Inch Deluxe Jointer with Quick Set Knives on Amazon

 

JET JJ-6HHDX 6-Inch, Long Bed Helical Head Jointer

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What’s Good About It?

  • For woodworkers that want a quality jointer and can be a workshop or production type jointer
  • Strong steel stand provides a strong base
  • Has a 1 HP, 1 phase, 13 Amp motor
  • Has a helical cutterhead that is 2-1/2 inches in diameter with 27 knives in total
  • Cutterhead speed of 6000 RPM
  • Can cut timber up to 6 inches wide
  • Has handwheels on the front of the machine for adjustments
  • Has a max cutting depth of 1/2 an inch
  • High quality cast iron table
  • Overall table size is 56 inches long x 7-3/8 inches wide
  • Outfeed table is 27-3/8 inches long whilst the infeed table is 27 inches
  • Height of the table from the floor is 31-1/4 inches
  • Fence size is 32-3/4 inches long x 3-7/8 inches high
  • Fence has positive stops at 45 L, 45, 90 R
  • Fence can tilt 45 degrees to the left or right
  • Helical knife size is 6-1/16 x 3/4 x 5/64 inches
  • Dust port is a decent size at 4 inches diameter

 

What Could Be Improved?

  • You should note that minimum CFM for dust collection is 350 CFM (cubic feet of air per minute)
  • Quite a heavy piece of machinery at over 200 pounds – you’ll need a mobile base

 

What Else Might You Get With It?

  • A separate benchtop planer tool if you want one (to use after you are finished cutting/milling the timber). We will link you to our article on Best Planer 2017-18: Buyer’s Guide & Reviews soon.
  • HTC Adjustable Mobile Base (on Amazon) – Mobile base for moving your jointer around

 

Where To Check It Out?

View the JET JJ-6HHDX 6-Inch, Long Bed Helical Head Jointer on Amazon

 

Jet 6 Inch Jointer: Buyer’s Guide

What Are The Jet 6 Inch Jointers?

Both are ground based jointers as opposed to benchtop jointers.

Both are made from high quality steel and cast iron – both in the base, and the table.

Both are for wood pieces up to 6 inches wide, and have long 56 inch long tables (roughly 27 inch long infeed, and outfeed sections).

However, the JJ-6CSDX has a 3 knife cutterhead whilst the JJ-6HHDX has a 27 knife helical cutterhead.

 

Who Are These 6 Inch JET Jointers For?

Woodworkers looking for high quality production type wood jointers

Woodworkers looking for strong steel/cast iron wood jointers (as opposed to a cheap metal like aluminium)

Woodworkers looking for a long 50+ inch long table in total for longer pieces of wood

 

Who Is The Jet Jointer Not For?

Woodworkers on a budget looking for a cheap jointer

Woodworkers with limited space

Woodworkers who want a light jointer

Woodworkers who want a benchtop jointer

 

Jet Jointer – Bits & Accessories

A shop vac or air filtration system to catch wood debris from the port

A mobile base so you can move your jointer around once it’s set up

 

Jet 6 Inch Jointer: Resources

1. http://www.jettools.com/

 

 

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