This JET 8 Inch Jointer Planer Review outlines the features and limitations of this particular machine.
In a nutshell, this is a cheap/affordable jointer/planer combo which is light and won’t take up much room in a workshop.
Having said this, it basically get’s the job done – don’t expect the most precise or accurate jointer or planer.
If you want high end quality with steel and cast iron finishes, you might want to check out the 12 inch JET jointer planer.
But, if lightweight, small and affordable is what you’re after, you’ll want to take a closer look at the 8 inch model.
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Jet 8 Inch Jointer Planer Combos
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Jet 8 Inch Jointer Planer Combo Review
Jet JJP-8BT 8-Inch Bench Top Jointer/Planer
What’s Good About It?
- 2 in 1 planer jointer machine
- Very compact and lightweight
- Motor is 120V, 60Hz, 13Amp
- 2 knife cutterhead with a knife size of 8-1/4 x 13/20 x 3/50 inches
- Cutterhead speed is 9000 RPM
- Feed speed is 19.5 feet per minute
- Jointer max cutting width is 8 inches
- Jointer max cutting depth is 1/8 inches
- Jointer table size is 29 x 8-1/4 inches
- Planer max cutting depth is .08 inches
- Planer cutting thickness range is .20 – 4.92 inches
- Planer table size is 10-5/8 x 8-1/2 inches
- Fence size is 4-1/8 height x 21 long in inches
- Fence can tilt up to 45 degrees
- Weighs only 59 lbs
- Planing and jointing tables can lock together
What Could Be Improved?
- Has an aluminium fence and tables – cast iron would be better
- Fence is not the most accurate
- Tables are not always level
- Cutterhead will require some playing with to get right
What Else Might You Get With It?
- Work Grippers – Bench Dog 10-035 Bench Cookie Work Grippers, 4-Pack (on Amazon)
- Push Blocks – POWERTEC 71009 Safety Push Block and Stick Package, 5-Piece (on Amazon)
- Shop vac
Where To Check It Out?
Jet 8 Inch Jointer Planer Combo: Buyer’s Guide
What Is The JET Jointer/Planer Combo?
An 8 inch (lumber width capacity) lightweight, mobile, cheap jointer/planer machine.
Who Is The JET Jointer/Planer Combo For?
Those looking for a small planer/jointer that won’t take up much space
Those looking for a lightweight planer/jointer that’s easy to move around
Those looking for a planer/jointer for 8 inch wide boards
Those looking for a cheap/affordable planer/jointer
Who Is The JET Jointer/Planer Combo Not For?
Those looking for a planer/jointer that does lumber bigger than 8 inches wide
Those looking for a super high quality planer/jointer
Those looking for a steel/cast iron table or fence
Those looking for the most precise or accurate planer/jointer
JET Jointer Planer Combo – Bits & Accessories
JET Jointer Planer Combo: Resources
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