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The JET ProShop II Table Saw is a contractor saw and the smallest one currently made by JET. It has a standard rip capacity of 30 inches, which can be increased to 50 inches by adding an extension table. The main table top is cast-iron, while for the wings you can choose between cast iron or stamped steel (slightly cheaper).
The ProShop II is the smaller brother of the JET Deluxe Xacta, which is a full-sized cabinet saw. They have quite a few things in common. For example, the fence is very similar, and they both have an easy to remove (no tools needed) riving knife and blade guard.
One of the best things about the ProShop II is that all essential parts can be finely adjusted, to make sure you are always cutting true and square. This is a major benefit over similar, but less well made saws.
The ProShop II lacks in power for truly demanding tasks, but it makes up for this in size and price. The machine comes both in 230V and 115V (single phase) versions.
The machine is what’s sometimes called a ‘hybrid’ saw, because it falls in between the smaller jobsite saws and larger cabinet saws. For many home woodworkers this is an interesting niche, because you can get some of the precision and features of a cabinet saw, but without the large cost and footprint.
- All key parts can be finely adjusted
- Cast-iron table
- Easy to replace riving knife and blade