Jet® 12'' Planer/Jointer Combo w/Helical Head
The innovative JET JJP-12HH Helical Head 12" Jointer/Planer takes our award-winning jointer/planer combination machine and makes it an ever better investment. With the addition of our quality helical cutterhead with indexable carbide inserts, the all-new JJP-12HH sets the standard for creating superior stock in your own workshop.
- Helical cutterhead with indexable carbide inserts for a superior finish and quieter cut
- Parallelogram design keeps the table close to the cutterhead for improved finish and allows for precise depth of cut adjustments
- Extra large aluminum extruded fence with centered controls for quick adjustments
- Extremely quick changeover between jointing and planing functions. Fence does not need to be removed
- Powerful 3HP induction motor easily handles the toughest jointing and planing tasks
- Heavy-duty, one-piece steel closed stand includes mounting tabs for increased stability
- Built-in dust chute with 4" dust port used for both jointing and planing operations
- Large handwheel for quick and precise adjustments of planer table
- Heavy-duty cast iron tables with a machined finish to ensure accuracy and flatness
- Magnetic switch provides safer and more reliable operation
- Ships directly from the manufacturer.
- Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
- Estimated Delivery time: 15 business days.
- 15% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
- The carrier will need to know if delivery is to a residential address. There is no charge for this
- Please call customer service before returning product.
|Manufacturer Part Number||708476|
|Jointer Cutterhead Speed||5500 RPM|
|Dust Collection||4" Port|
I'm a garage woodworker, so space is absolutely limited and I'm constantly thinking about new ways to utilize space. The JJP-12HH does just that. This is my first jointer and an upgrade from a lunchbox planer. I haven't had any alignment issues, and the table was coplaner right out of the box as advertised. The fitted with digital readout, and I'm within about 3/1000 which is good enough for me. I never used the factory scale with my old planer either, and the digital scale is cheap and highly recommended. Yes, you have to bend down to access the planer adjustment wheel, but that is the trade-off of having a combo machine. I don't know how else it could be designed. Transitioning takes 30 seconds. If that's too much time to waste for you, again you probably wouldn't be looking at a space-saving design like this one.
Now that I've seen the helical head, straight knives be gone. Easy to replace, and I think any helix style will work. Another thing I've found with this machine is that the drive motor, belts, etc. are easy to access as the back is one removable panel.
Plan on plenty of degreasing when you take the packaging off, but as with any cast iron protect it with T1 or something comparable immediately. You will not be able to move this by yourself, so buy the mobile base whether you think you'll need it or not. I got three friends to help me lift it onto the mobile base. I also recommend the Dust Right Quick Fit attachments. They make the change over easier.
If you're pressed for space I highly recommend this product.
over 3 years ago
Alignment procedures are in the manual and straightforward - requiring only common hand tools and a straightedge.
over 4 years ago
over 3 years ago
Ordering this was easy, it came within two weeks of placing the order to Southeastern Minnesota. I set up for a gate delivery, the usual challenges with this arose, meeting at a certain time, not being able to wheel it all the way down the driveway secondary to snow, Etc. These were expected. It comes packed in a crate with the plywood box around it. It essentially unpacks and can be used almost immediately.
***You will need to buy a 240 V plug and fit this on to the three wires coming from the cable out of the back of the machine. Apparently the variability in different plugs lead jet to leave this up to your discretion.
Inspection of the machine was a bit disappointing. I have nothing against China, but the trademark made in China (for the lowest bid) findings were all over the machine. This included beading of the welds, spots of rust here and there, one of the fly wheels for the planer already had a fair amount of rust on it, parts of the metal were scratched, the decals were peeling away in certain areas, rough edges to the infeed and outfeed, pain missing/touched up in some spots. etc. Perhaps most importantly, the connection between the cutting guard and the machine was fractured and worsened immediately upon the attempt to dial the jointing space farther open. This required a call to rockler to replace the part. They were great about it, but the design is questionable and the part is $275 if it breaks again.
After fashioning the plug I moved the machine with the help of a friend directly from the pallet to a sawstop ICS base. I cut a piece of plywood to match the base of the ICS and the Jet fit nicely (at 90degrees, but still). This is a really nice base and is super reliable.The ability to hydraulically drop the machine onto the floor versus locking casters is super helpful and it will be around long after this Thing dies).
After positioning the machine, I cut several pieces of 8’ poplar into 3’ x 3” 3/4”pieces. This was done from rough sawn wood. The machine works very nicely, although it was a bit scary to use without that new blade guard which is on back order. Get ready to put that dust collector on your wish list, it creates and collects a lot of dust (as most planets/jointers) do. To get things to cut correctly I did have to square up the infeed and outfeed with a straight edge and the manual, But this was easy enough. The helical cutterhead cut beautifully, no snipe, no tearout on either function.
Switching between jointing and planing is easy enough, though you have to Drop the planer bed to flip the dust collector ****AND YOU HAVE TO RAISE THE PLANER BED AGAIN TO GET THE JOINTER TO WORK AGAIN (at least on my machine). This is a lot of up and down, but still the best design for a combo machine. The needle for plane thickness is accurate, but many folks (and myself) add a wixey digital to really dial it in.
Overall, 4.5 for cutting ability/use, 4.0 for design (for a combo), 3.0 for the fit and finish, 2.0 for the durability (cutting guard broke in 30 seconds). If you are a hobbyist looking for a big jointer, or just something to take “the next step” in your woodworking from a benchtop to a stand alone, this is a great machine. If you were making cabinets or doing fine woodworking for a living, hold out and buy separate machines of better quality. I doubt this thing would hold up to chronic daily use well, and having to drop your planer bed up and down to joint will drive you mad. I like it for my purposes, But one day I will likely get a higher capacity planer and just use this as a jointer if this hobby continues to expand.
7 months ago
That is correct, no plug. As it is a 220V I think they leave the plug end to the customer as there are a number of different plug types for 220V.
I found my plug end at my local Home Depot. You will want to match your plug end with the same style as your 220 receptacle. Home that helps, Kent
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