Skip to Content for Tools-Plus Tool Talker Blog


JET 723950 JOSS-S Oscillating Spindle Sander Takes Hassle Out Of Sanding

May 16, 2015

JET 723950 Oscillating Spindle Sander - Main Image

Introducing the NEW JET 723950 JOSS-S Oscillating Spindle Sander

Just yesterday JET Tools officially released their new JET 723950 JOSS-S Floor Model Oscillating Spindle Sander. The features added or improved from previous models really give you that hassle-free sanding experience and eliminate a lot of the headaches you may be accustomed to. With the new sander you won’t really see any changes in the RPM or motor performance (compared to the Jet 708411) but some other key improvements can really make your job a lot easier.

To start, the new JET 723950 is designed with baffles. These baffles create a chamber under the table that improves dust collection. JET has also designed the table inserts to increase dust collection as well to save you the time of cleaning up the extra dust that your dust collector just couldn’t get.

On many oscillating spindle sanders your spindle assemblies are on the exterior of the unit. Usually they are stored directly under the work table. If you prefer to put your various spindle assemblies to the side (in a box) or find that having them directly under the table becomes a problem, JET has created an integrated storage solution. JET has designed a cabinet that is built into the base of the unit. In the cabinet there are designated slots for each spindle assembly (10 included) and each table insert. On the door of the cabinet, a magnetic strip has been installed so you can attach your wrench to it when you done using it. This prevents you from losing a drum or misplacing the wrench that otherwise might put you behind schedule.

JET 723950 Spindle Assembly StorageWith the JET 708411 oscillating spindle sander you were used to being able to do a 0-45 degree table tilt forward. JET has now incorporated a back tilt as well of 0- 15 degrees and the 723950 oscillating spindle sander now features a 90 degree quick index too.

One last important addition is regarding the spindle. The new JET 723950 has spindle lock and now only requires one wrench when making spindle assembly changes. If you are interested in learning more or are looking to purchase the JET 723950 JOSS-S Floor Model Oscillating Spindle Sander, please check our JET 723950 product page


NEW JET 14” x 40” Variable Speed Woodworking Lathe Gives You Robust Features!

Oct 6, 2014

JET continues to improve and expand their woodworking catalogue. Today they officially released the JET JWL-1440VS and JWL-1440VSK 1 HP variable speed woodworking lathes. These new products add new and exciting features to an already extensive line of JET bench top and floor model woodworking lathes.

With these new machines, you are going to see a new and improve style of sliding headstock that can also pivot 360 degrees with seven positive-locking positions at: 0, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 and 270. This will provide you with a full range of outboard turning capabilities. If you decide to go with the floor model (719400K), an extension bed can be mounted in three separate positions for larger outboard turnings and increase capacity between centers (60”).

Variable speed range has increased too in comparison to the JET JWL-1442VSK. Instead of the 450 – 3000 you are used to seeing; you now get that little extra with a 400 – 3000 speed range. Combine this with JET’s 1HP single phase TEFC motor and you are well on your way to all the control you need.

Ever have issues with slippage? The positive locking tool rest features a redesigned clamping system that creates point of contact control.

If you are looking for a full-featured lathe for your shop, look no further than the new JWL-1440VS and JWL-1440VSK from JET. With a robust list of features mentioned and so much more left, you can rest assured that you will have everything you need to have: full control, power, precision and flexibility.

Interested in the JET JWL-1440VSK Floor Model? Learn more or buy at our official product page.

Interested in the JET JWL-1440VS Bench top Model? Learn more or buy at our official product page.


JET 716300 17” Drill Press Is Built For Performance

Sep 9, 2014

JET 716300 17" Drill PressToday JET officially release the new JET 716300 17” Drill Press. The 716300 joins an already extensive group of JET woodworking drill presses. The JET 716300

looks to improve upon the success of the JET 354173 Deluxe Drill Press with robust features in a lightweight design (over 70lbs lighter).

One improvement is the spindle travel. For a lot of woodworkers, the spindle travel on their bench or floor stand drill press isn’t sufficient enough to go cleanly through the stock they have. Users often have to compensate for this by: create hole guide templates, placing shims under the wood stock as the bit goes through or simply flipping the stock around to hit it from the other side freehand. All said options are a pain and frustrating to a user who “just needs another half an inch”. Well, JET has given the user a total of 5 inches in spindle travel (vs. 4-3/8” with the 354173).

Table size hasn’t been improved significantly but it has increased from 14 x 18” to 14 x 19” with a table edge designed for clamping. In an industry that relies on the utmost accuracy, having any extra work surface is good for the project at hand. Support not only comes from the work table but the base of the machine. A solid base provides stability and machine balance. JET has increased this to accommodate a smoother experience with the JET 716300.

Some internal benefits of the NEW JET 17” Drill Press is the sturdy cast iron head with a poly v-belt drive system for premium performance. The drive system delivers 16 spindle speeds with a spindle speed range of 210 – 3500 rpm. Never have enough light? This drill press also has a built-in LED work light to help with those jobs where you have to work in a poorly lit environment or you are running out of daylight.

Interested in learning more? Check out our JET 716300 Drill Press product page with additional specs and pricing on this new JET Tools product.


| No Comments

Powermatic PM701 Mortiser Earns Best Overall Choice From Fine Woodworking

Sep 8, 2014

For those of you woodworkers out there who missed it, the Powermatic PM701 Benchtop Mortiser was named “Author’s Best Choice Overall” in the August 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking. This isn’t the first time that the Powermatic PM701 has been recognized. Back in 2012, Wood Magazine labeled the Benchtop Mortiser as “Top Tool”.

The Powermatic PM701 Benchtop Mortiser features in-line depth stop which allows the user to stop at preset depths without racking the mortise bit to the base. You prefer left over right? The reversible handle can be installed on either side of the head for user comfort and convenience. An issue you run into with other brands is your work piece slipping when you are drilling. The PM701 avoids that with a stock hold-down that has a double lock system to maximize efficiency. Also, adjusting the fence has been made easier with Powermatic’s rack and pinion design; you can now provide simple fence adjustments.

There are a lot of features on the Powermatic PM701 Mortiser that earned it the top acknowledgements among popular woodworking sources. Checkout the Powermatic PM701 now and understand what’s like to own something with a Gold Standard.