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Jet® 12'' Planer/Jointer Combo w/Helical Head

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1002653
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Jet® 12'' Planer/Jointer Combo w/Helical Head
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.


Features:
  • 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.
(1) Jet® 12'' Planer/Jointer Combo w/Helical Head
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 708476
Weight 600.0000
Tech Spec
  • 5 Year Warranty
Technical Documents
Jointer Cutterhead Speed 5500 RPM
Dust Collection 4" Port
HP 3 HP
Size 12"
WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
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Lives Up to Expectations
I've had this for almost a year, and it's lived up to expectations. Understand that this combo is a space saver, and it's foremost purpose is to utilize space. Is it as good as a long-bed jointer and a 20" four post planer? No, but if you could fit and/or afford those you wouldn't be wasting your time with this machine. There are going to be some trade-offs, but I haven't found any other machines (at this price) that can deliver like this one.

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.
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December 3, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well Designed - easy to understand and align.
My JJP-12HH needed to be dissambled to be taken down two flights of narrow stairs. To my surprise and relief, it was not difficult to remove major parts and reassemble them.

Alignment procedures are in the manual and straightforward - requiring only common hand tools and a straightedge.
February 22, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jet Planner/jointer
Overall I'm happy I went with this unit over trying to cram two separate machines into my limited space. The conversion from jointer to planner is quicker than I expected it to be. The Helica cutterhead is phenomenal and having a 12" jointer has been very useful. Only downfall to me is that a 12" planner is slightly undersized for many of my projects. If my bank account can recover from this purchase I will look into an oversized drum sander to help make up for the undersized planner.
May 4, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great machine and compact
The machine arrived well crated so no need for realignment. Everything was there except one hex nut that is a sop when jointer table in up position. It was mailed quickly to solve that problem. It is just right in my compact basement shop. I loved the fact that it was 15% off and free shipping over Thanksgiving
February 17, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great value small footprint
I have a typical weekend warrior workshop in my 3rd car garage so space is a premium. I tend to do everything from remodeling to small boxes and everything in-between. I was considering the Hammer and Mini-Max but when jet put on the discount for black friday I jumped on this model. The Helical Head rocks! I didn't think I would be one of the ones saying something like this but it does have a better sound signature then straight blade models. More importantly it creates smaller shavings for a better finish and with my DC unit it seems to do a great job getting the waste away. Shipping was a bit of a pain since I live at the end of a dead end cul-de-sac (not a -1 for the product but a consideration for any large shipments) The company Rockler chose as the freight company was very easy to work with and met me around the corner and placed the item on my trailer for me. This actually made it easier since I could back in my driveway right up to the garage (freight companies are not allowed to drive on your driveway). My only complaint with the unit has to do with the adjustments to get the tables co-plainer. There is a combination of set screws and hex bolts to adjust the entire setup in the upper left hand corner of the in-feed table. Perhaps I just had a poor execution plan but it took me the better part of 4 hours to get this item really dialed in and I do have an issue with repeatability due to the locking cam mechanism to fasten the table down to the base. That being said I believe this will be true with any of the combo machines and perhaps Jet would be doing a big favor to its users for a little more clearly written instructions or better yet a video with a sample of their recommend leveling technique and tips and tricks. Once I got everything ironed out within 1/1000 of an inch this thing performed like a champ. Initially the planer was a little difficult to feed but I think I was just use to my worn out in-feed roller on my old planer as the first pass wasn't deep enough to make a cut and once raised the table I pushed a little harder to start the feeding it rolled through like a champ with a nice cut depth. All in all, after a couple of weeks of running everything I can through it it seems to be holding up well. When I change the table back from planer to jointer I find my self rechecking with a depth gauge to ensure the out-feed table is still level to the blade which is why it gets 4 stars and not 5, (but perhaps I am very picky as it is always very close and in the couple of times there was a variance all I had to do was push or pull the lock lever and it will level right out.
December 19, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Small shop, Jet quality.
JAMES T on Nov 24, 2017
Because it had a Helical Head
Farron K on Jan 6, 2017
Small shop, Jet quality.
JAMES T on Nov 24, 2017
through research it seems to be the best tool for the money .
drew b on Apr 22, 2017
Because it had a Helical Head
Farron K on Jan 6, 2017
Updating shop
Theresa M on Sep 5, 2016
size & cutter head
Walt Strauch on Mar 7, 2016
Fine Woodworking review, helical head, and quick change
Raymond Z on Nov 30, 2015
through research it seems to be the best tool for the money .
drew b on Apr 22, 2017
Updating shop
Theresa M on Sep 5, 2016
Does Jet have a mobile base that fits this machine well? Is there another quality mobile base that would be recommended for this machine?
Karen K on Nov 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Don't know if Jet has a mobile base, but I used the Rockler All Terrain base, which is very sturdy for this very heavy machine. The machine moves around easily with the mobile base and stays in place when the wheels are locked.
Online manual says it doesn't come with a plug just a cord? Is that true? If so, where did you find the plug end?
John W on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: John,
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