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Jointing width: 203 mm Power: 1500 W
Max jointing depth: 13 mm Tables length: 1830 mm
Type of Cutters: 3 Standard Blades Fence Tilt: 45L 45R °
Fence length: 980 mm
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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.

More powerful than 6-inch jointers

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.

Dovetail base

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.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Overall solid build quality and long tables, but the standard blades are cumbersome compared to helical or quick-set knives.

Value for money




What we don't like

  • No quick-set or helical blades
  • 8 inches is still limited when face jointing boards

What we like

  • Very long cast-iron tables
  • More capacity than the 6-inch jointers
  • Reasonably powerful (2HP)
  • Handwheels to smoothly lower and raise the tables


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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the JET JWJ-8CS Jointer

Weight (standard configuration)170 kg
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency60 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Universal Mobile BaseOption
Rabbeting LedgeIncluded
Jointing width203 mm
Max depth of cut13 mm
Tables length1830 mm
Type of cutters3 Standard Blades
Fence length980 mm
Fence tilt45L 45R°

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