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Jet® 8'' Bench Top Jointer/Planer Combo

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If you've got a small shop, or limited space on the job, the new JET® B3NCH 8" Jointer/Planer Combo is right for you. This powerhouse has features usually only found on big floor models. Precision adjustment knobs, compact design, and a powerful 13 Amp motor are only a few features that make this jointer/planer the right choice for wherever you may need it.

  • Combination bench top jointer & planer provides a 2 in 1 machine to maximize work space
  • Integrated cord wrap makes transporting easy and ensures workshop safety
  • Compact bench top design fits conveniently in small shop environments
  • Heavy Duty 13 Amp motor for various cutting applications
  • Two high speed steel knives for precise, smooth cuts
  • Oversized, ergonomic knobs provide ease of use and maximum control
  • Large aluminum extruded fence makes joining stable and precise
  • Sheet metal out feed table with height adjustment supports long work pieces and helps reduce snipe
  • Planing and joining tables lock to ensure precision cutting
  • Precision machined table top ensures a smooth, straight cut
(1) Jet® 8'' Bench Top Jointer/Planer Combo
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 707400
Weight 0.0000
Tech Spec
  • 3 Year Warranty
Discountable No
Jointer Cutterhead Speed 9000 RPM
Dust Collection 2-1/2", 4" Port
Size 8"
2.3 / 5.0
3 Reviews
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Pretty Decent Overall
First I will start with what I like about his machine. Initial setup took about and hour or so and that included me ensuring the blades were level with the out feed table and the fence was level. With just that basic tuning I was able to get boards that were flat to under 1/32" with no problem. Which is plenty accurate for me seeing as my cuts are generally off more than that.
Now what I didn't like so much about it. First, the interaction manual that comes with it is terrible. You are better off not having one at all it is so bad. One of the nuts that came with the machine didn't have threads cut in it so the out feed table for the planer is only held on with 2 screws right now. Not a huge deal, but should have been caught. You can't turn the machine on without the dust collection housing being attached. Again, not a huge deal but it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the owners manual and took me about 5 min to figure out why the machine wouldn't start. Finally, the last issue I have is with the gauges that tell you how much material you are removing. For the jointer, it is just a little sticker that you can move around with your finger. No way to calibrate it and not something that seems very permanent. For the planer the gauge is a little more permanent; however, it is in tenths. Why they would make the gauge in tenths, especially when the manual recommends cuts no bigger than 1/16th at a time, I don't know.
Overall, I am impressed with what this machine can do considering all the bigger it is and how much it cost. It definitely isn't a professional grade machine, but for the hobby woodworker it will work just fine in my opinion.
May 7, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Broken belts
Received unit, set up without difficulty. After first pass, realized alignment was not co-planer. After adjustment, machine began to hum and turn out slightly rounded joints before feeder belt for the planer broke. Coordinated with JET for a replacement belt which they sent quickly. Replaced belt and went back to work on son's cradle. Belt broke again after 8 minutes of working aromatic cedar. Shucks!
March 5, 2016
Let me start with its a good machine. But Jet never should have made it. Its a royal pain to change from jointing function to planing. It is also difficult if you are working with anything of substantial length. Anything over 3-4 feel long and you are rolling the dice on the quality of cut.
March 19, 2017
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the prince and the combo use
Marie B on Mar 29, 2018
the prince and the combo use
Marie B on Mar 29, 2018
120 or 220 power?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 120volt
Is the table top made of cast iron?
Frank Z on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No the top is aluminum I think, a magnet doesn't stick at all. The shelf below for the planer does attract a magnet but not the top for the jointer.