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Jointer Planer Combo Reviews

Our Top Reviewed Jointer Planer Combo

JET 708476 Model JJP-12HH 12-Inch Planer/Jointer with Helical Cutterhead

The best jointer planer combo is the JET 708476 Model JJP-12HH 12-Inch Planer/Jointer with Helical Cutterhead. It is by far our #1 choice due to it's ease of use and durability.

  • Easy to use - Able to switch between planer and jointer functions flawlessly.
  • Power - 3 horsepower and 12.5 amp motor is enough for all of your cutting applications.

What is a Jointer Planer Combo?

If you stumbled upon this page, you probably were looking for jointer planer combo reviews and already know what these machines do. If not, you can read below to to find out exactly how jointer planer combo machines work.

The concept for a jointer planer combination machine is fairly easy to understand. It is a jointer at the top and a planer at the bottom. There is one cutterhead, one motor, and a single chassis putting it all together.

If space in your garage, basement, or workshop is an issue for you, a jointer planer combo might be perfect for your woodworking needs. By combining two functions into a single machine, a jointer planer combination machine is able to save you a lot of space. Additionally, these combination machines also give you a much larger jointer capacity due to the fact that the same cutterhead doubles as a planer. If you are looking to save even more space, you can read our benchtop jointer reviews and all about electric hand planers.

The major disadvantage of a jointer planer combo machine is that it could be a pain switching the machine between uses. Some machines will require a large amount of adjustments and calibrations to switch from one function to the other. Check out our jointer planer combo reviews below to see which is the best fit for you.

What to Look For in a Jointer Planer Combo

Size – Presumably, this is one of the main reasons behind your choice to purchase a jointer planer combo instead of each of the individual machines. It is important to check out all the dimensions of the machine you are looking to purchase. You also need to take into account the size of the wood you will be using to make sure it fits in your allotted space along with the machine.

Price – Obviously another main focus when making any major purchase. You don’t want to overspend for a piece of junk that is too difficult to use or breaks very quickly. For a high quality jointer planer combo that will be durable and easy to use, you should be willing to spend $2000 or more.

Power – Another thing to consider with these machines is how powerful the motor is. Before purchasing, you need to decide what kind of projects you will be doing and how much power will be appropriate for those projects.

Ease of Use – As mentioned above, the major disadvantage of a jointer planer combo machine is the difficulty of switching between functions. With our top pick, the JET 708476 Model JJP-12HH 12-Inch Planer/Jointer, the switching of functions is a breeze.

Jointer Planer Combo Reviews - Comparison Chart

NameImageWidthHorsepowerDimensions
JJP-12HH Planer/Jointerwith Helical Cutterhead12 inch3 HP55″ x 29-1/2″ x 39-2/5″
Grizzly G0675 Jointer/Planer Combo10 inch2.5 HP24-1/5″ x 43-4/5″ x 29-1/5″
Rikon 25-010 Planer/Jointer10 inch1.5 HP16″ x 11″ x 37″
Jet JJP-10BTOS Bench-Top Jointer/Planer10 inch?40-2/5″ x 20″ x 17″

Jointer Planer Combo Reviews

JET 708476 Model JJP-12HH 12-Inch Planer/Jointer with Helical Cutterhead

Our top choice for a jointer planer combo is the JET 708476 Model JJP-12HH 12-Inch Planer/Jointer with Helical Cutterhead. It is by far our #1 choice due to it's ease of use and durability.

​Once you get the machine out the crate, you should probably put the machine on a Universal Mobile Base sold by Jet. You can check that out by clicking here. Once you get the Jet 708476 on the mobile base, it can take a little while to get the jointer tuned and everything running smoothly. Setup should take roughly an hour.

Main Features

  • Extremely quick changeover between jointing and planning functions
  • 3 Horsepower, 12.5 amp motor 
  • Centered controls for quick adjustments
  • Premium dust collection shroud
  • 5 year warranty

Once the machine is all set up, it is the best in the business. It is very stable, durable and has no issues sending hard wood through the machine. The 12" width eliminates the hassle of having boards that are too wide for the jointer. The planer is also great and it never snipes.

The greatest feature of the Jet 708476 Model JJP-12HH is the ease of use from switching functions from jointer to planer or vice versa. It takes roughly 45 seconds to switch from one to the other and it is quite simple to do. All you need to do is release two levers, flip the tables up, and rotate the dust collector hood into place.

One of the complaints that users are noting is that you are only receiving 5 extra cutting heads instead of 10. If this does happen, contact Jet and they will send you the additional cutting heads in 3 to 5 business days.

Pros

  • 12" Width
  • Easy to Use
  • Sturdy and Dependable
  • Quick Switching
  • No snipe

Cons

  • Missing Extra Heads
  • Jointer Tuning

Conclusion

This is definite buy for anyone who is looking to do any projects with wood. The Jet 708476 Model JJP-12HH is sturdy, dependable and provides a clean cut. The jointer planer combo leaves a much smoother surface and takes up half of the space.

​The Jet 708476 Model JJP-12HH is highly recommended for anyone looking to purchase a jointer planer combination machine.

Grizzly G0675 Jointer/Planer Combo

If you are looking for a jointer planer combo that is a little smaller and cheaper than the Jet 708476 Model JJP-12HH, the Grizzly G0675 Jointer/Planer Combo could be exactly what you are looking for.

The machine weighs 350lbs including the crate it comes in. Some buyers have noted that the crate is made out of some cheap plywood, but none of the reviews noted that the machine came damaged.

The jointer and planer sit on a stand that you have to assemble first. This is a two person job and it isn't that difficult to get on the stand as long as you have the manpower.

As noted above, the Grizzly G0675 is fairly cheaper than our top pick, but that is not without consequence. Grizzly tries to cut corners in areas that are not critical to the function of the machine. The packing is cheap, there are plastic parts, and some parts are likely made by hand instead of by a machine. These issues don't seem to hinder the main functions of the machine, but do make it seem like a lower quality product.

One of the biggest complaints is about the alignment of the jointer. The fence did not come at 90 degrees and the 90 and 45 degree locks don't actually lock at those angles. You will need to need to remeasure every time to confirm the angle.

The tables also are not parallel out of the box and that could be quite an annoying job to fix. The infeed table is held up by 8 bolts on slotted holes, and to adjust the table you have to loosen all those bolts, hold the table up in the exact position you want it to be, and then tighten all the bolts just right. This can be fairly frustrating.

Pros

  • Price
  • Jointer and Planer Functions

Cons

  • 10" Width
  • Setup

Conclusion

If you are looking for something a bit cheaper and smaller, the Grizzly 0675 could be for you. It could be a hassle to setup and align, so keep that in mind. If that sounds like something that you don't want to deal with, check out our review of the Rikon 25-010 Planer/Joiner below.

Rikon 25-010 Planer/Jointer

Rikon 25-010 Planer/Jointer

Looking for something even smaller and more compact than the Grizzly G0675? Consider the Rikon 25-010 Planer/Jointer.

The machine only weighs 166lbs and is able to be setup and moved by a single person. It is light, but fairly stable as well. Once tuned, this planer/jointer is able to do work with the same quality as the big boys. Obviously, it will be more difficult maneuvering larger pieces of wood through the Rikon 25-010 Planer/Jointer, but it still gets the job done.

Even though it is much smaller than some of the other machines listed on this page, the motor still packs 1.5 horsepower.

The Rikon 25-010 Planer/Jointer is a machine you consider if you are looking to save some space or plan on working on smaller projects.

Pros

  • Price
  • Size
  • Motor
  • Easy to convert
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Dust collection
  • Difficult fence setup
  • Manual is tough to follow

Jet JJP-10BTOS 10-Inch Benchtop Jointer/Planer

If you are looking for a jointer/planer combo, be sure to AVOID THE JET JJP-10TOS 10 INCH BENCHTOP JOINTER/PLANER.

The machine is poorly built and very low quality. Very difficult to put together and just a complete waste of money. It gets 0 stars from us.

Cons

  • Everything

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