All-new for 2021, the Laguna JX|8 ShearTec II is loaded with highly desirable features to make jointing safer and more enjoyable. The JX|8 is available in 2 versions. This version is the 220 volt 3 HP version.
Parallelogram Table Adjustments - Table depth adjustments travel along an arc to keep the same distance to the cutterhead through its travel
Emergency “Knee-Stop” - The new knee stop uses a body-length bar at knee height to shut off the JX jointer. This important safety feature allows the machine operator to stop the machine quickly at any position along the front of the machine while keeping hands on the workpiece.
New Ergonomic Machine Body - The new JX Series machine body has been redesigned with a “toe-kick” to allow the user to position themselves closer to the machine tables and to move safer and easier along the length of the machine.
In-feed Support Roller - Infeed tables are now fitted with pull-out support roller to help support longer materials.
ShearTec II Cutterhead - The ShearTec II cuttherhead comes as standard equipment on JX|8 ShearTec II Jointer. The ShearTec II is a 6-row carbide insert cutterhead that produces a superior surface finish on all woods including challenging hardwoods. The ShearTec II knives and fasteners have a T-step design to maximize clamping force on the knives preventing knife cracking and chatter. The 4-sided carbide insert knives produce a shear cut for flawless results. The ShearTec II cutterhead has deep grooves that make the cutterhead very quiet and improve shaving ejection. The 4-sided knives can be rotated for a new cutting edge without need for a knife setting jig.
Built-In Wheels - No need to purchase a separate mobility kit.
Cast-Iron Tables and Fence
Motor 220v 3HP 1phase 60hz/12 Amp. CSA Yes Bed Size 8" x 72" Infeed Table Pull-out Extension 8" Rabbeting Capacity 1/2" Fence Size 38"x 4-3/4" Cast Iron Fence Tilt ±45/90° Max. Depth of Cut 1/8" Table height from floor 31" Safety bar shut-off Yes Wheels built-in Yes Bracket to mount light No 110v outlet for light No Bracket to mount Feeder No Dust Port Diameter 4" Cutterhead Insert # 54 x 4-sided Carbide, 6 Row Cutterhead RPM 5500 Cutterhead Diameter 3-1/8" Bed Adjustment Parallelogram Dimensions set up approx. 75-1/2"x 26-1/2"
Works well, gives a much better surface than my old straight blade jointer. No install instructions, not even on line that I could find, but pretty obvious what to do.
Excellent customer service and support after the sale
OakTree folks worked hard to get me this jointer as quickly as possible and delivered it sooner than I expected. Jointer arrived in pristine condition with only one floor pad slightly damaged, likely from initial Laguna packaging, not shipping itself (Oak is working with Laguna to replace the small foot pad part). I highly recommend using OakTree and will use them myself for future wood working equipment purchases.