JET 708404 JBOS-5 5-1/2 Inch 1/2 Horsepower Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander with Spindle Assortment, 110-Volt 1 Phase
This model 708404 sander is ideal for sanding contours and those hard to reach spots that other sanders just cant get to. This sander provides a scratch free finish due to the oscillating action of the spindle. Features include a 1/2HP motor, a large cast-iron table that tilts to handle all bevel sanding projects and built in dust collection. Five spindle sizes are included as standard equipment: 2″, 1-1/2″, 5/8″, 1/2″, and 1/4″ as well as two round and two oblong table inserts. A larger 3″ spindle is available as an accessory.
Featuring design improvements like a relocated and sealed on/off switch (to prevent dust infiltration), and shelves for storing your five complete spindles, the JET 708404 JBOS-5 5-1/2 Inch 1/2 HP Benchtop Oscillating Spindle Sander with Spindle Assortment, 110-Volt 1 Phase is a true powerhouse. Its tilting table, spindles with threaded ends, and robust induction motor tackle the toughest sanding projects with ease.
Oscillation Reduces Friction and Ensures Consistence
The JBOS-5 creates a one-inch oscillating action that reduces friction heat, thereby protecting your wood pieces and prolonging the life of the sleeve. Its main spindle support also runs on precision ball bearings and is oscillated by a heavy-duty worm and gear mechanism for reliable, consistent performance job after job.
Additionally, the oscillation gears run in a sealed, lubricated box to prolong their life and durability.
Powerful Induction Motor for Reliable Performance
The JBOS-5 comes equipped with a powerful 1/2 HP induction motor that easily handles all your sanding projects. And thanks to the table inserts and a built-in, two-inch dust port, you won’t have to worry about dust and debris falling into the motor and marring its performance, compromising your view of the workspace, or causing injuries and accidents.
Tilting Table for Bevel Sanding
To give you the flexibility to handle a variety of jobs and material sizes, the JBOS-5’s table tilts to 45 degrees. This tilting ability also accommodates bevel sanding projects.
Safety Features for Smooth Operation
Designed for safe and smooth operation, the JBOS-5 boasts several innovative safety features. First, a removable on/off safety switch prevents accidental start-ups. There are also built-in storage racks to keep spindles and table inserts handy and within safe and easy reach. Finally, the benchtop includes four non-skid rubber feet to keep the machine stable during use.
Quick Spindle Changes and a Scratch-Free Finish
You can trust the JBOS-5 to deliver precise, quality results in less time. Spindles have threaded ends for quick, easy changes, and a one-inch spindle ensures a scratch-free finish.
The JBOS-5 measures 17 x 20.8 x 18.2 inches (WxHxL), weighs 82 pounds, and is covered by a five-year warranty.
About JET: A History of Sharing New, Feature-Rich Products
Opened in 1958 after the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle, Washington to Japan, JET began as a small dealer that sold air hoists and trolleys out of a single hardware store in Seattle. Over the years, JET has carried everything from snowmobiles, transmitter radios, and forklifts to nylon stockings, but by the early 1970s, metalworking had become the base of their business line. And by the 1980s, JET had expanded into the realm of woodworking. Today, you’ll find that JET offers a wide range of popular woodworking tools that are backed with best-in-class features and excellent service.
What’s in the Box
Complete 1/4-, 1/2-, 5/8-, 1-1/2 and two-inch spindle assemblies, two round table inserts, and two oblong table inserts.
See all Product Description
|Item Weight||82 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18.2 x 17 x 20.8 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||708404|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5 year limited warranty|
72 customer reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||#45,065 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#4 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Sanders > Spindle Sanders
|Shipping Weight||81.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Item can be shipped within U.S.|
|International Shipping||This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More|
|Date First Available||February 12, 2001|
Warranty & Support
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.
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.
6/03/2004 After sending the first model back,I have received a second one that was square right from the box. I still give a 4 star because of being off square on the first one. However I have to compliment the service from Amazon on getting a second one here in good time,and very good service on the return!