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Jet® 6'' Long Bed Jointer w/Helical Head

Item #
1002652
Rating:
98% of 100

Any serious woodworker knows that square and flat stock is the key to producing fine work, so it's time to skip the hand tools and graduate to the JJ-6HHDX 6" long bed jointer. This beast boasts a helical insert cutterhead with staggered carbide inserts yet runs quietly and smoothly. Its exclusive front-mounted table adjustment handwheels make quick, easy and accurate corrections. 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 JET's industry-leading customer service professionals standing by to assist from setup to output.


Features:
  • Helical cutterhead with indexable carbide inserts for a superior finish and quieter cut
  • Extra-long heavy-duty cast iron infeed and outfeed tables with precision machined finish
  • Two-way tilting fence with positive stops at 45 degrees and 90 degrees to handle bevel operations
  • Exclusive front-mounted table adjustment handwheels make quick, easy and accurate corrections
  • Industrial push-button controls are conveniently placed for easy access
  • 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 1HP motor easily handles the toughest jointing tasks
  • Heavy-duty, one-piece steel closed stand includes mounting tabs for increased stability
(1) Jet® 6'' Long Bed Jointer w/Helical Head
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 708466DXK
Weight 263.0000
Jointer Cutterhead Speed 6000 RPM
Dust Collection 4" Port
HP 1 HP
Size 6"
4.9 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Wonderful Machine
Out of the box the table was perfectly flat. The fence was perfectly aligned to 90 degrees, and the finish has been as smooth as glass on the hickory and red oak I've run through it so far. I am more than satisfied with this purchase!
February 24, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
enjoy jointing
This is the best investment for upgrading my shop.
September 1, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jet 6" long bed Jointer w/ Helical head
This 6"jet long bad jointer w/helical head, is a little pricey, but it is worth it, it give you a very smooth cut on your wood and is very quiet to, I would recommend this jointer for any woodworking shop!
June 4, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great jointer
Love it. No adjustments needed right out of the box. Highly recommended.
March 8, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
jet 6" long bed jointer
Well the first jointer showed up started to open it up and found out the base and jointer were all bent up. I followed the instructions from Rockler to refuse the shipment and called them they ordered me a replacement it showed up a few days later every thing showed up undamaged. I put it together the jointer works great after some fine tuning. lots of power does a very good job on 6 inch wide oak . thanks Rockler for the no hassle replacement . Thanks again Bob Sather
January 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Wow
This thing rocks the modern world.
October 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is my first piece of Jet equipment and I am not disappointed. Outstanding piece of equipment. Would highly recommend it.
This is my first jointer. I was trying to decide between a bench top model and the free-standing model. Very happy I spent the extra money to get this model. Very easy to set up, coplanarity was good out of the box, up and running in 2 hours. Helical head gives outstanding results and I would recommend it to anyone. Adjustments are easy. Jointer is built very solid as the fence is cast iron as are the tables so everything stays aligned. The one disappointment is the base did not come with casters. I put all equipment on casters so I built my own platform with casters.
April 16, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I have only used it twice so far, but it is much better than my old straight blade jointer. I would highly recommend this jointer.
December 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very happy!!!
The jointer is everything it is advertised to be. I am very happy with the fit and finish of the tool and it produces excellent results. the helical cutter head is great. I would recommend it.
March 31, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is my first jointer. Seems to be well built and everything operates perfectly.
February 2, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Quality & fair price but the free shipping was the deal maker. Thanks!
jeff h on Mar 22, 2020
I liked the reviews. Jet has a good reputation too.
Earl T on Jul 12, 2019
Quality & fair price but the free shipping was the deal maker. Thanks!
jeff h on Mar 22, 2020
It was the best price and highly recommended by Wood Magazine
jstem77 on Mar 6, 2020
I liked the reviews. Jet has a good reputation too.
Earl T on Jul 12, 2019
I own a couple other Jet products and am very pleased with their quality.
MICHAEL G on Mar 29, 2018
Jet is quality and helical head is the way to go if you want the least tinkering on blade setting.
Kent S on Mar 5, 2018
Good reviews; cost; sale price
Dennis Y on Nov 26, 2017
Less expensive than the Powermatic (same company), smaller base, extra long bed.
Wesley H on Nov 25, 2017
I LIKE THE SIZE FOR ME SHOP AND IT WORKS FOR WHAT I USE IT FOR
GREG O on Aug 29, 2017
I have read the reviews and I know the Jet brand is a cut above the rest.
Carroll K on Jul 18, 2017
Primary use is for making edges smooth for glue-ups, so 6" size is fine. The helical cut head provides better performance, and handles nicks better. The long feedbed allows for easier handling of long pieces of wood.
Jim W on Apr 24, 2017
Web research for quality and price
John D on Mar 16, 2017
price and reviews on the internet.
Dennis L on Mar 5, 2017
Jet rocks and I really like the helical head concept! Great price too :)
Mitchell D on Jan 9, 2017
reputation and previous experience with JET tools.
Brad F on Jan 6, 2017
Advertised Black Friday price, 110V, and Jet is a trusted brand.
Jeff W on Nov 25, 2016
cutter head - I also own a few other Jet products and have been happy with them so far. Good products for the price.
Brett B on Jan 7, 2016
Best suited for my shop
D H on Nov 30, 2015
helical head and good price on sale
Dan H on Sep 10, 2015
It was the best price and highly recommended by Wood Magazine
jstem77 on Mar 6, 2020
I own a couple other Jet products and am very pleased with their quality.
MICHAEL G on Mar 29, 2018
I noticed when reading a review of the Powermatic helical head the owner said you can't cut rabbets because the cutters don't go all the way to the end of the head. Is this the same with the Jet model have any of you tried it?
curious on Jan 3, 2017
Does the machine ship in pieces (broken down) so that I can carry it into my basement?"
Terry W on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The jointer ships in two boxes, but the box with the bed and fence is quite heavy so you will probably need some help.
Does the 6' long bed with helical head use 115volt. In the manual it shows 115 and 230v?
Justin W on Sep 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can operate as both. It is prewired for 115 but the Manual will show you how to rewire for 230 if needed.
What mobile base is recommended?
Earl T on Sep 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Made my own with metal plate and wheels; works well and fits well to size if machine
will the shipper bring this package into your garage?
Philip V on May 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My driver brought it right into the middle of my garage where I asked him to. Delivery took all of 5 minutes. Two big boxes on a pallet that he wheeled into my garage. A quick signature and then he was off. Very easy delivery.
can one person assemble it, or because of weight does it require 2 people to do so?
David K on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I was able to do all of it myself except I had my neighbor help me lift the bed onto the stand.

Had he not been available, I was going to suspend one end with a rope a few inches higher than the base and lift the other end.

The great thing was that it was in perfect alignment right out of the box!

Great new addition to my shop.

Ken
What is the footprint size of the cabinet base?
Mark B on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is the exact model I have and mine is exactly 13" X 17 3/8". Hope this helps.
I see 2 versions of this jointer. one has the switch above the bed and with the same model number one has the switch below the bed on the face of the cabinet. can I specify the one I want?
D S on Nov 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One can put the switch in either location. An arm is included which mounts the switch above the bed. If you want it on the front, leave the arm off and mount the switch on the front of the base.
Can you set the jointer on a mobile base? I ask because of the picture shows the base where it could be fastened to the floor. It flares out.
Dennis Y on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I was able to put mine on a mobile base where you put in 2x2 hard wood and it had a triangle at each corner where the base sits. The flared out part was only on the 2 sides where the wings of the bed are.
Where is this made?
curious on Dec 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The name plate says Taiwan. Seem to be were good quality
How long is long bed on helical version?
Bill J on Oct 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 56 inches
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