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Jet® 8'' Jointer w/Closed Stand

Item #: 711789
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  • Estimated Delivery time: 15 business days.
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It's time to skip the hand tools and graduate to the JET JJ-8CS 8" long bed jointer. Its 2HP motor runs quietly and smoothly. An exclusive two-way tilting fence with positive stops at 45° and 90° make bevel operations smooth. Extra-long heavy-duty cast iron infeed and outfeed tables with precision-machined finish allow jointing of longer boards without tipping. Best of all, it comes with our JET industry-leading customer service professionals standing by to help from setup to output.
  • Three high speed steel knives provide over 16,500 cuts per minute for a superior finish
  • Heavy-duty cast iron infeed and outfeed tables with precision machined finish
  • Built-in rabbeting ledge adds versatility
  • Two-way tilting fence with positive stops at 45° and 90° to handle bevel operations
  • Large, heavy-duty table adjustment handwheel has a locking knob for quick, easy and secure table height corrections
  • Heavy duty magnetic controls provide long life and reliability
  • Built-in dust chute with 4" port connects to your collection system for efficient dust/chip disposal
  • Center fence controls are conveniently mounted to allow quick adjustments
  • Powerful 2HP motor easily handles the toughest jointing tasks
  • Heavy-duty, one-piece steel closed stand includes mounting tabs for increased stability

Product Specifications:

  • Model Number: JJ-8CS
  • Brand: Jet
  • Net Weight: 398 lbs
  • Cutting Capacity (W x D): 8" x 1/2"
  • Cutterhead Speed: 5500 RPM
  • Number of Knives: 3
  • Standard Knife Size (L x W x T): 8" x 11/16" x 1/8"
  • Rabbeting Capacity: 1/2"
  • Rabbeting Ledge: 3-1/8" x 8-3/4"
  • Table Height: 31-1/4"
  • Table Size (L x W): 66-1/2" x 9"
  • Fence Size (L x H): 38-1/2" x 4"
  • Fence Tilts: 45 deg. left, 45 deg. right
  • Dust Port Outside Diameter: 4"
  • Dust Collection Min. CFM Required: 350 cu.ft/min
  • Motor Power: 2 HP
  • Motor Phase: 1 Ph
  • Motor Voltage: 230 V
  • Prewired Voltage: 230 V
  • Motor Current: 12 A

Standard Equipment

  • Magnetic controls
  • Tilting fence
  • Front and rear safety knife guards
  • Three high-speed steel knives
  • Rigid one piece stand
  • Knife setting gauge
  • 4" dust chute and hood

Tech Spec

Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 708458K
Jointer Cutterhead Speed 5500 RPM
Dust Collection 4" Port
Size 8"

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Customer Reviews

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Great jointer, good value for the...

Seamus D from Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands Posted January 1, 2010
Great jointer, good value for the money, solidly built and accurate. I have a lot of JET tools and if you take the trouble to set them up properly in the first place and service regularly they will provide many years of reliable use. Only problem i have ever had with mine is that the cooling fan blade loosened on the motor shaft within the motor housing, I applied a drop of loctite to the grub screw and it has been fine ever since and it gets a lot daily of use

I got this jointer at such...

Keith L from Pittsburgh, PA Posted May 17, 2007
I got this jointer at such a steal that I couldn't pass on it. I was thinking to go with the 8" Powermatic, but went jet for 2 reasons. 1. Price that I got, 2. Hand wheel control, which I like better on jointers.The jointer came in a large crate and a box. The box contained the stand and motor, and was roughly 100 lbs, the crate contained the jointer top and fence, at around 300 lbs. My rather large friend Steve and I managed assembly on our own. (actually Steve just helped move the top) It was packaged very well, there was no risk of the fence gouging the tables in shipment.Assembly presented some problems. First the documentation was pretty good about getting the machine roughly together, but was horrible about the wiring. It indicated that you do the wiring last, I wish I'd had done it first. The wiring of the motor is nearly inaccessible once the top is on. The best access is from the bottom. The wiring diagram included seemed to be for a different motor, and was completely useless. Fortunately I've done some 220 work before, and got it right on the first try, I can certainly see people having troubles.We assembled the jointer directly onto a htc2000 mobile base, which made it easier, pulled the truck up to the door of my shop, and lifted the top off of the truck right onto the base. This jointer would be slightly more difficult to get into a basement shop, but nothing as bad as my PM2000 table saw would be.Quality - Overall very good, other than some paint touching up, the jointer is in fine shape. The castings are rough but for the bed faces, but I don't mind really. The fence mechanism works well, but you have to be careful to not scratch the bed when moving the fence. The knives are beefy, and they came nicely set.Value - I think for the money this jointer usually sells, it may not be a good choice. It's too close to the price of better and bigger jointers. Now on sale it was a no brainer. It's definitely a value to have an 8" jointer in the shop, if you have space. I didn't, but made it work.Documentation - 2, why? Wiring information was useless, otherwise a pretty good manual. I read a review from a few years ago before ordering with the same complaint, Jet needs to update that manual.Overall Impression - 4. My reasoning here is that assembly is always a huge pain for these large tools, but once they are together, that pain is quickly forgotten if they perform well. I am including some images here to attest to this jointer's performance. I edge jointed some 8/4 poplar, and it was perfectly square after 2 1/32" passes, but more impressively I jointed a 7" wide piece of curly maple that had been rough planed. The result is stunning, perfectly flat with no tear out. (sharp knives, sure to eventually tear out on curly stuff). I am very excited about getting to use this monster on some projects. It's a 220V only jointer, if you are considering it for your shop, realize that you'd better have the power available.

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