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What Real People Are Saying About The Jet 708404

Love it but DON'T buy it on Amazon!

I'm not blaming Amazon but... I ordered and received the first one. No apparent damage to the box. Unpacked the sander and the whole base section was caved in, feet were twisted and the welds were broken. I packed the whole thing back up, returned it to and received a replacement from Amazon. Turned this one over and unpacked it from the bottom (remember this thing is 75 pounds). AGAIN, found the styrofoam packing crushed flat. AGAIN the base was damaged to the point of breaking welds on the base. I returned this second one, drove to Rockler Hardware (about an hour away) and purchased the sander in person.

As stated previously, this is not Amazon's fault... this is the manufacturer's fault for providing insufficient protection for an item of this weight. It is also UPS's fault for hiring gorilla's who just don't care how they handle merchandise. Clearly this item cannot be safely delivered by UPS.

Final note: As I stated, I ended up purchasing this sander from a brick and mortar store and brought it home myself. I gave it 5 stars because it is a very good piece of equipment. Drives me crazy when reviewers give a product a low rating due to a delivery problem.

Another awesome woodworking product from jet.

I bought the jet through warehouse Amazon and it came in missing the spindles so I sent it back, thanks Amazon for an amazing return process. Ended up picking one up at the store since I needed it for a project and boy does this thing not disappoint!!
I saw some cheaper ones and I've used a few but this model is quiet, works hard, doesnt get hot or bog down. It takes a licking and keeps ticking!
I'm a slight jet snob, I love their products but while this machine is priced at bit higher than I really wanted to spend, I felt it was well worth the extra money.

Love it.

For the past forty years I have wanted a spindle sander. Admittedly, it isn't a tool that I use every day, but on the other hand, there is no other tool which does what a spindle sander does.

The cast iron table is flawless. I have read other reviews which indicated that the throat plate inserts did not come up to the top of the cast iron table, leaving a slight depression, but mine is absolutely flat. There is tons of power. It is quiet and smooth. The table top tilts easily to 45 degrees which is a nice feature.

My only quarrel is that the unit is TALL. When placed on top of the work bench, the working height is way too tall for most people. I have had to make a custom cart with a lower top height so that when this unit is placed on top the working height is more easily reached.

As others have commented, including the 3" spindle and insert would have been nice.

However, the quality of this machine is striking. The fit and finish is equal to any high end tool. I am very happy with this unit and having it in my shop makes an almost impossible job a joy to perform now.

Solid Sander

Heavy duty well made unit that is quiet, has the tilting table and comes with 5 spindles. Easy access to change spindles and the self storage is handy, although there is no provision for the optional 3 inch spindle. Fit and finish is relatively good, with some of the castings being a little rough. All in all a good value and a good performer.

Super Nice Tool

Wow, what a sander. It's so much better than my old Delta B.O.S.S. OSS. This Jet is built well, it's super sturdy, heavy enough that it doesn't move around on the bench, it's quiet, has plenty of power, and (unlike my Delta) it's super smooth. A bonus is the tilting table. I didn't think I'd use it in tilted mode much, but I do... It's really handy.

I make custom & semi-custom beer tap handles, and this sander makes that work easier and faster. I'm glad I finally bought one. I should have gotten one years ago.


People's Choice

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2. Jet 708598 Disc & Belt Sander

  • (9 Ratings)

It's true that the Jet 708404 was the Jet Sanders that we ranked most highly. Having said that, there were a range of other really high quality Jet Sanders we wanted to showcase here that barely fell short.

Jet is an additional top manufacturer of Sanders. They build the tool that is next on our list. Jet's Disc & Belt Sanders are great as well. I was excited to try out the model 708598 and I was not disappointed!

The model 708598 Disc & Belt Sander by Jet, at $1349.99 is a particularly exceptional Sander for the price. The Jet 708598 is really a sound option. Of you are uncertain about our number one pick, I'd suggest you pick this Sander.

Full Jet 708598 Review

Jet 708598 Features

Belt operates horizontally, vertically, or at any angle in between

Quick-change belt tension lever

Two ground cast-iron tilting tables with miter gauge slots

Features 1-1/2 hp, 1-phase 115/230-volt motor, pre-wired 115-volt, produces 2,500 sfpm

Comes standard with back stop for horizontal mode, miter gauge, sanding belt, sanding disc, and 4-inch dust chute

Besides the tools we covered already, I would definitely have a look at the 708599K by Jet and the Jet 708596K. Both tool brands are known for their premium quality Sanders. both of these two options earned great user reviews as well. Users gave the 708599K an score on average of 4.3/5 stars. Contrast that to the Jet 708596K that holds an average rating of 3.6/5 stars.

The 708599K by Jet has several features you wont experience on competing Disc & Belt Sanders. For example 1-1/2 hp, single-phase, 115/230-volt motor. The 708596K by Jet however, is very competitive with Combination belt/disc sander with 3/4 horsepower motor and even Convenient tracking adjustment knob features a quick lock handle to keep the belt from drifting; belt speed of 2258; disc speed of 1725; 4-Inch dust port on the back.

I would be eager to endorse either of these Jet Sanders

Honorable Mentions

If the Jet Sanders we rated above don't do it for you, here are a handful of other options that may be a more suitable fit. We found several superb Sanders during the course of our research. With in depth study and testing, the choices above are our favorites. That doesn't mean there aren't several additional terrific Jet Sanders.