The JET JWJ-8CS is the largest jointer made by JET. This is the standard version, with straight knives. There is also another model with a helical cutterhead. Unlike the 6-inch model, the JWJ-8CS lacks quick-set knives and just has 3 standard blades.
The main selling points of this jointer are its long cast-iron tables, rigid fence, and easy-to-use handwheels for lowering the in- and outfeed tables. The fence has three positive stops at -45, 90 and 45 degrees.
It is more powerful than JET’s 6-inch jointers (2 HP vs 1 HP), and has more jointing capacity (8 inches), making it a very useful upgrade over the smaller models. Still, 8 inches is on the small side when face-jointing boards.
The jointer uses a classic wedge-bed dovetail system over which the tables slide up and down. The chrome handwheels make it a lot smoother to move the tables than on many comparable machines. It also has a special rabbeting ledge.
Replacement Blades: The only place we could find replacement knives for this specific model is on Amazon. But since they are standard blades, alternative ones with the same size might fit as well.
Overall solid build quality and long tables, but the standard blades are cumbersome compared to helical or quick-set knives.
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All the specs and options for the JET JWJ-8CS Jointer
|Weight (standard configuration)||170 kg|
|Motor Voltage||1x 230V|
|Motor Frequency||60 Hz|
|Extra Features and Options|
|Universal Mobile Base||Option|
|Jointing width||203 mm|
|Max depth of cut||13 mm|
|Tables length||1830 mm|
|Type of cutters||3 Standard Blades|
|Fence length||980 mm|
|Fence tilt||45L 45R°|
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