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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

JET

Designed in

United States

Production status

New

User rating (2 votes)

Prices from

$649.99

  • Jet JJP-8BT Jointer Planer
  • JET JJP-8BT Jointer Planer
  • JET JJP-8BT
Specifications
Jointing width: 203 mm
Max jointing depth: 3 mm Tables length: 736 mm
Type of Cutters: 2 Standard Blades Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Fence length: 533 mm
Planer width: 203 mm
Max depth of cut: 2 mm Table length: 444 mm
Max workpiece height: 103 mm Feed rate(s): 6m/min (19.5 ft/min)
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The Jet JJP-8BT is an 8″ inch benchtop jointer planer, and the smallest jointer planer combo sold by Jet. It is very similar to several other benchtop combo machines sold by other brands. It is sometimes also sold as the JET B3NCH 8″ Jointer Planer.

HSS Blades

The JJP-8BT has a cutterhead that only uses two blades. This is less than bigger machines and will result in a less smooth planing results. The blades are standard HSS steel, but seem to have a specific shape to attach them, which means you might not be able to fit blades from other brands. Official replacement knives can be found on Amazon.

Straight tables? Lottery

One of the biggest issues with the JJP-8BT (and similar Chinese benchtop jointer planers) is that they cannot be adjusted very well. So if you get unlucky and your jointer tables are out of parallel, it will be very tricky to get everything lined up straight and square. That’s why some people consider machines in this price range kind of a lottery.

Loud Motor

Most larger machines use induction motors, but for cheaper ones manufacturers often go universal ones, like is the case with the JJP-8BT. These kinds of motors are much louder, even though they are not that powerful.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Not a very good machine, but if you get one that has straight tables, you can actually get good planing results with it.

Value for money

C

Quality

B

What we don't like

  • More expensive than nearly identical machines available outside North America
  • Difficult, and sometimes impossible to calibrate yourself
  • Kind of a lottery if you get a machine with straight, parallel tables and fence
  • Very loud
  • Short tables

What we like

  • Can work well if you get a well-calibrated machine
  • Decent planing width and height capacity for its size

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Jet JJP-8BT 8″ Jointer Planer

General
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Extra Features and Options
Metal Stand (707402)Option
Jointer
Jointing width203 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Tables length736 mm
Type of cutters2 Standard Blades
Fence length533 mm
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width203 mm
Max depth of cut2 mm
Table length444 mm
Max workpiece height103 mm
Feed rate(s)6m/min (19.5 ft/min)

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