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Type of machine

Jointer

Manufacturer

JET

Designed in

United States

Production status

New

User rating (1 vote)

Specifications
Jointing width: 203 mm Power: 1500 W
Max jointing depth: 13 mm Tables length: 1830 mm
Type of Cutters: Helical Cutterhead Fence Tilt: 45L 45R °
Fence length: 980 mm
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The JET JWJ-8HH is the largest (8-inch) and most sophisticated jointer made by JET. It is nearly identical to the JWJ-8CS, but upgraded with a helical cutterhead.

Helical Head

The Helical Cutterhead is a major upgrade, because the JWJ-8CS only has standard blades, whereas on the 6-inch standard model at least you have quick-set straight blades.

Spiral cutters are quieter and give better jointing results, especially on complicated grains. They are also easier to set up, last longer because of the 4 sharp sides and are cheaper to replace if one of them breaks.

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.

The JET JWJ-8HH also has long cast-iron tables and a solid, rigid fence. The fence has three positive stops at -45, 90 and 45 degrees.

Replacement Cutter Inserts: It seems to be a bit tricky to find replacement cutters for this helical head, but we found some on eBay. They used to be sold on Amazon too, but they haven’t been available for a while now.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Reliable cast-iron machine with long tables and helical head cutters. May be slightly too narrow for most face jointing.

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • 8 inches is still limited when face-jointing boards

What we like

  • Helical/spiral cutterhead for quieter and better jointing
  • Very long cast-iron tables
  • Reasonably powerful (2HP)
  • Handwheels to smoothly lower and raise the tables

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Discussion

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  1. Trying to move JWJ-8HH
    Can the fence body and fence bracket be removed to transport

    J
    John Lindberg
    • Hi John, I don’t have the machine myself, so I’m not 100% confident, but I’m pretty sure that those parts can be disassembled.

      R
      RobFounder

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Detailed Specifications

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

General
Weight (standard configuration)172 kg
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency60 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Universal Mobile BaseOption
Jointer
Jointing width203 mm
Max depth of cut13 mm
Tables length1830 mm
Type of cuttersHelical Cutterhead
Fence length980 mm
Fence tilt45L 45R°

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