We all know that Jet makes a wide range of power tools for all kinds of jobs ranging from lifting systems to metalworking.et tools are good mid-priced tools that are as reliable as they are cost effective. They may not be deemed market leaders compared to high-end brands, but their tools have relatively few issues compared to most other brands.
As a general rule of thumb, for their price range, Jet is a good brand when you consider the woodworking tools they have on offer.
They are well made, have some nice features built in, and perform solidly even when used quite frequently.
They are better quality than Grizzly brand machines, but Jet equipment isn’t yet classed as a high-end workshop tool range.
First on the list is Jets JWL-1221VS 12-Inch by 21-Inch Variable Speed Wood Lathe.
The price of this lathe is a steal, and is especially user friendly for wood turning beginners.
And despite it turning at speeds of up to 3600 RPM (Rotations Per Minute), it doesn’t vibrate. This is a particularly important feature as any excessive vibration can make it hard to keep control as you turn and carve into the wood.
This reasonably priced power tool will set you back around $800-$900, but lets take a look at what you get for that cost:
Next on our top 4 list is the Jet Tools – J-4002 1 x 42 Bench Belt and Disc Sander.
I like this sander not just for its price, but also due to the fact that it is very well put together.
It is a little bit noisier than other brands (not ideal if you want to setup a woodworking shop in an apartment), but that does not take away from the fact that this sturdy unit can take on most any woodwork sanding job. However, it is worth noting that it is not recommended that you use this tool to do any wet-sanding.
Now, lets have a quick look at some of the features of this tool:
The third Jet tool on this list is the JET JWBS-14DXPRO 14-Inch Deluxe Pro Band Saw Kit.
Namely, their Deluxe Pro Band Saw Kit. This hefty 247 pound cast iron framed saw is a great option for woodworking enthusiasts and professionals alike.
This band saw isn’t cheap, however, costing around $1000 to $1400, and you could probably find a low-end brand band saw for half the price.
Still, those cheaper band saws probably won’t give you the cutting versatility that this one does, (thanks to its built-in retractable guard).
Now, lets go over a few of this band saws key features:
Last up on our list is Jets JWP-208HH 20-inch Helical Head Planer.
Turn any rough timber into easy-to-work-with smooth planed timber, when you use this piece of equipment.
It can effortlessly plane any amount of wood, although it is worth noting that this is not a 4-sided planer.
This tool will cost you around $3000, but here is what you can expect to get for that price tag:
So, are jet woodworking tools good? Yes, they are, and here are a few reasons why;