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Type of machine

Combination Machine

Manufacturer

JET

Designed in

United States

Aimed at

Hobbyists

Production status

New

User rating (2 votes)

Prices from

$2799.99 – $4299.99

Specifications
Jointing width: 307 mm Power: 3500 W
Max jointing depth: 3 mm Tables length: 1400 mm
Type of Cutters: 3 Standard Blades or Spiral Cutters Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Fence length: 1100 mm Working height: 85 mm
Planer width: 307 mm Power: 3500 W
Max depth of cut: 4.5 mm Table length: 540 mm
Max workpiece height: 225 mm Feed rate(s): 7m/min

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The JET JJP-12 (or its European name JPT 310) is a jointer planer combo made for serious hobbyists. It is one of the most affordable machines with a spiral cutterhead available, making it an attractive entry-level machine with excellent planing results.

The JET JPT 260 is its very similar, but slightly smaller brother, which seems to be no longer available in North America and also less prevalent (but still available) in Europe. The same goes for the larger version, the JET JPT 410.

The machine has a European-style blade guard, which can be raised/lowered with a knob. The infeed roller is made of metal, but the outfeed roller has a rubber coating, which may degrade in quality over time.

The version with spiral cutters (called JJP-12HH Helical Head) has many separate blades which can be turned 90 degrees when they get dull. One thing that makes this machine special is that the blades are positioned under a slight angle, which is supposed to give better planing results.

The spiral cutter version als has a slightly lower feed rate (a little over half) than the one with the normal blades. The machine comes both in a 230V and 400V version.

Two direct competitors that also offer spiral cutters are the Hammer A3 31 and the SCM Minimax FS 30 Genius, although these are both slightly more expensive.

Cons

  • Not the highest finish quality
  • Euro style blade guard (although this depends on your preferences)

Pros

  • Solid, stationary machine
  • Cast iron tables
  • Possibility to add Spiral Cutterhead
  • Relatively affordable for its size/quality

Value for money

A

Quality

B

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the JET JJP-12 and JPT 310

General
Working height85 mm
Weight (standard configuration)230 kg
Total height1000 mm
Total width750 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Planer
Planer Width307 mm
Max depth of cut4.5 mm
Table length540 mm
Max workpiece height225 mm
Feed rate(s)7m/min
Jointer
Jointing width307 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Tables length1400 mm
Type of cutters3 Standard Blades or Spiral Cutters
Fence length1100 mm
Fence tilt90-45°

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