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Jet® Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander

Item #
97586
Rating:
90% of 100

The JBOS-5 Benchtop Spindle Sander has a 1/2HP motor, and a large 14-1/2" tilting table. A heavy-duty worm gear system provides one-inch oscillating action, which prolongs sleeve life and helps prevent burnishing of the workpiece. Four inserts are provided, and 5 spindles with sanding sleeves.


Features:
  • 1" oscillating action reduces friction heat to protect wood and prolong sleeve life
  • Main spindle support runs on precision ball bearings and is oscillated by a heavy-duty worm and gear mechanism for consistent performance
  • Oscillation gears run in a sealed lubricated box to prolong their life and durability
  • Table tilts to 45° to accommodate bevel sanding projects
  • Removable on/off safety switch prevents accidental start-up
  • Powerful 1/2HP induction motor easily handles the toughest sanding projects
  • Built-in 2" dust port keeps dust and debris out of the air
  • Spindles have threaded ends for quick, easy changes
  • Four table inserts are provided (3/4" and 1" Oblong, 3/4" and 1" Round), to prevent dust and debris from falling into the motor, and help protect operator.
  • Built-in storage racks keep spindles and table inserts handy
  • Benchtop includes four non-skid rubber feet keep machine stable during use
(1) Jet® Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander
(4) Complete Spindle Assemblies: 1/4", 1/2", 5/8", 1-1/2" and 2"
(2) Round Table Inserts
(2) Oblong Table Inserts
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 708404
Weight 77.0000
Sander Style Bench Top
Speed 1,725 Spindle Speed RPM | 30 Oscillations (per minute)
Dust Collection Dust Port
HP 1/2 HP
Cord/Cordless Corded
Volts 110
4.5 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Taste great, less filling
Only used it once. Much more built up than my shop fox. Has the power to make a deeper cut and faster shaping.
Heavy and it needs a solid stand. I used this in a production shop
November 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice machine. Easy to use and very quiet.
June 5, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Disappointed that different grit paper not readily in store.
Works great. Easy set up.
May 7, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jet sander
Works well solid unit Fast delivery
May 6, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jet® Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander
This is a very quiet and efficient machine to use. The dust collection works well with my shop vac. One comment I read from other owners is about the odd size of the dust collection port. I found that the hose from my Craftsman shop vac fits it. It would be nice if there was an adapter that would allow us to connect it to a different dust collector. This was a very good buy.
April 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Solid piece of equipment!
If you're looking for the best, look no further. Heavy which eliminates vibrations, quiet and smooth running.
March 3, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for Band Saw Boxes
Been using it for band saw boxes. Great spindle size choices and able to get in those tight corners. One minor addition was a simple piece of folded paper card stock to place over the access to change the spindles. This creates much better dust collection and is easily removed and replaced for spindle access. With the small shop vac I use on the sander the piece of card stock creates better dust collection for this well built tool. The table is very stable and very heavy but have not tried tilt it yet.
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Added Jan 28, 2017
January 28, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
As expected
The unit is well constructed, sturdy and built to last. Far above the "hobby" grade sanders.
August 27, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Quality as expected
Very nice piece for the money. I'm using it on metal parts for sanding large internal arcs. I'm very happy with this sander.
July 19, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
I have been using this spindle...
I have been using this spindle sander for about 2 months now and I really enjoy it. As everyone says, it is smooth, quiet and very powerful. When sanding a lot of wood, I can really put some pressure on it and the motor does not slow down at all, it's amazing. Switching spindles is not too bad with easy access right under the table surface. I had pretty large hands and I don't seem to have a problem switching them out. The dust collection system doesn't work real well but it makes sense since the front of the machine is open to allow access to change spindles. That is not too big of a deal for me personally. Overall, this is an awesome tool and it has the quality that I expect from Jet.
November 2, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
This unit is compact yet powerful enough for what I need it for
Josh W on Nov 9, 2019
Appears to be the best value for the money.
Ronald S on Jan 13, 2018
This unit is compact yet powerful enough for what I need it for
Josh W on Nov 9, 2019
Looked at a lot of sanders in stores and internet sites, Watched tool reviews on u-tube and other info sites and, decided that i liked this one best for my work that i do. Hope that it is a good choice.
James N on Apr 21, 2019
Appears to be the best value for the money.
Ronald S on Jan 13, 2018
I read the reviews and feel comfortable about what this machine will do and how well built it is......
Kevin B on Apr 2, 2017
I build outdoor furniture and this sander is great for contour and edge sanding.
Terry R on Feb 23, 2017
Jet is known for making good eqipment
Gary D on Jan 6, 2017
This replaced my old Delta Boss unit that quit working. What a huge difference in quality and workmanship. I did order the optional 3" spindle and plate made for this machine. Great addition to the shop. I did have to make a smaller bench, height wise, due to this unit being much taller than my old machine. Love it!!
Paul K on Sep 1, 2016
Special purpose too. Essential to achieve desired results on custom projects
rick c on Aug 22, 2016
HUSBAND BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY GIFT.
MARGARET W on Aug 21, 2016
I need one
Randolph U on Aug 14, 2016
price
Jerome H on Aug 7, 2016
love it
DAN S on Jul 24, 2016
Had the best reviews. JET tools have a good reputation.
Jeffery S on Mar 28, 2016
I heard that this is the best bench top OSS there is.
Michael A. C on Mar 5, 2016
Appears to be good quality, reviews were excellent - should meet my needs. Plus the 15% discount helped.
BRANT G on Nov 30, 2015
Use for finishing projects and has worked as desired
Frederick D on Nov 29, 2015
NEEDED
Edward H on Nov 27, 2015
good price for features
John H on May 28, 2015
good reputation, good reviews, good price- on sale !!!
phil h on May 15, 2015
I've read reviews on several spindle sanders and own other Jet wood machines. Settled on the Jet spindle as top for value and price range. With sale price bought at this time.
Steven T on May 13, 2015
Looked at a lot of sanders in stores and internet sites, Watched tool reviews on u-tube and other info sites and, decided that i liked this one best for my work that i do. Hope that it is a good choice.
James N on Apr 21, 2019
I read the reviews and feel comfortable about what this machine will do and how well built it is......
Kevin B on Apr 2, 2017
Where is this sander manufactured and what are the overall dimensions of the unit?
Scott H on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the place of manufacture, but the overall dimensions are 10" by 10" base and the table top is approximately 16" above the base.
What is the length of the sanding sleeves??
Ken K on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are 6 inches
What type and size of metal frame work stand would work best with the Jet benchtop oscillating spindle sander?
Stephen L on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I built a custom made height stand (on wheels)to fit my needs and have a dedicated movable stand. It fit OK initially on work bench but I needed to be able to move it out of my way and have the sanding spindle at a better user height.
Hope this helps.
Does Rockler stores have spindle Jet spindle sanding sleeves in stock?
Ron T on Feb 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I bought my sander from there so I would assume they carry them. When I have to replace them I will go there
Where can I get a 3" Dia table insert for the 3" spindle?
Hugh Q on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Let me know when you find out, I need one too. Sorry I can't direct you to one.
How are current owners of this tool handling dust collection?
Cliff D on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In my old shop I used my shop vacation to attach to dustport but always ran my overhead room dus collector also. In my new shop I have it hooked to my central system. But shop vacation allowed for quick disconnect with ability to clean all around it once I completed the task at hand.
What is the best operating height for this sander? I want to make a sanding station but I'm not sure how high to make it.
Cliff D on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have mine on a 30" dedicated workbench. I would not go higher. 27"-30" works for me. 5' 10"