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Jet® Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander

Item #
97586
Rating:
92% 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
33 Reviews
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Best small oscillating sander I could find! Great product for the price! Heavy but easily moved.
This is a substantial oscillating sander at a terrific price. Weighs in at around 80 pounds yet easy to move about. Does a great job. Fit & finish is good. I will buy Jet again!
April 29, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
It does a wonderful job.
March 3, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works as expected. Smooth operation. Sturdy sander.
January 2, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This sander has ample power
This sander was well packaged and has ample power to get the band saw marks out.
December 27, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Oscillating Sander
Another outstanding, high quality tool from Jet. This is my 7th Jet tool, next one is drill press. Can not beat the quality and price.
December 26, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Well built
Does the job and is relativley quiet.
December 21, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is an awesome sander
I had been looking for over a year at getting a spindle sander, mainly at a Ridgid brand. A saw this sander on a Black Friday sale and jumped on it as I needed one for a quilt rack I was building for a Christmas gift. This is a pretty heavy duty sander. I placed it atop on rolling tool chest. Its very easy to set up, change spindles, and use. Its so sturdy, it dint move at all when I used it to sand curves in 1" cherry wood. The cast iron table top is plenty large enough to hold and maneuver the 40" pieces of wood I was working on. I am definitely glad I buy this sander and not another.
December 20, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice machine. Easy to use and very quiet.
June 5, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Disappointed that different grit paper not readily in store.
Works great. Easy set up.
May 7, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I chose this spindle sander due to its compact footprint as well as Jet quality and sale price...
Larry M on Jun 28, 2020
After looking at the reviews of other brands and seeing that they don't hold up I figured it was wiser to spend double the money the first time for a tool that would last at least 5 times longer then the hobby models and perform at least 5 times better as well. After I use it, I may decide it is 10 times better. You really can't go wrong with buying Jet tools.
Mark W on May 19, 2020
I chose this spindle sander due to its compact footprint as well as Jet quality and sale price...
Larry M on Jun 28, 2020
been wanting one for sometime and it was on sale for a good price
LANCE L on Jun 13, 2020
After looking at the reviews of other brands and seeing that they don't hold up I figured it was wiser to spend double the money the first time for a tool that would last at least 5 times longer then the hobby models and perform at least 5 times better as well. After I use it, I may decide it is 10 times better. You really can't go wrong with buying Jet tools.
Mark W on May 19, 2020
recommendation from local experts.
Landon R on Feb 24, 2020
I recently bought a JET Scroll Saw and find this a good supplemental tool .
Angelika S on Dec 6, 2019
Price was best I could find and Jet quality has been rated high.
Joe H on Dec 4, 2019
Jet builds nice equipment. Weight will reduce vibration for detail work.
John H on Dec 3, 2019
Requested by my husband.
Louise L on Dec 2, 2019
Looks like a quality sander for a good price.
Mike on Dec 2, 2019
Good product for a good price.
Marc R on Nov 30, 2019
Cast iron table and 1/2 hp motor. JET makes a quality product.
Patrick L on Nov 30, 2019
Needed a spindle sander. Saw this one on sale for Black Friday and looked higher quality than others I’ve seen.
John M on Nov 28, 2019
Heavy duty and big table
Dusty S on Nov 27, 2019
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
been wanting one for sometime and it was on sale for a good price
LANCE L on Jun 13, 2020
recommendation from local experts.
Landon R on Feb 24, 2020
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: If you check page 10 of the manual, you will find the Jet part numbers for the sanding sleeves. Just do a Google search for those part numbers: Jet 575931 click on the "Shopping" link and you should be able to find them.
Can I get a 3" spindle and accessories for this model?
JOHN D. on Jun 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a 3" spindle and matching insert plate are available from many sellers of woodworking machines and accessories. You can find it easily by doing an online search. It is a very handy spindle and I am surprised that Rockler has not chosen to carry it in stock. By the way this Sander is an excellent tool and I would recommend it highly.
Where can I buy the 1.1/2” rubber spindles?
Dan C on Jan 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Replacement spindle assemblies and other replacement parts for the Jet Oscillating spindle Sander are available on line at the Jet website and at Ereplacement parts.
Where can I get a 3" Dia table insert for the 3" spindle?
Hugh Q on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Search for JET 709534 on Google and that should lead you to a vendor that has it in stock.
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"