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Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404

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$489.99
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4.5

(22 reviews)

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This model 708404 sander is ideal for sanding contours and those hard to reach spots that other sanders just can't 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.

  • Motor Power (HP): 1/2 
  • Motor Phase: 1 
  • Motor Voltage (V.): 110, Prewired Voltage (V.): 110 
  • Motor Current (Amps.): 3
  • Oscillations Per Minute: 30
  • Stroke (In.): 1 
  • Spindle Speed (RPM): 1,725 
  • Table Size (L x W) (In.): 14-1/2 x 14-1/2 
  • Table Tilt (Deg.): 0 - 45 
  • Powerful 1/2HP induction motor easily handles the toughest sanding projects
  • Spindles have threaded ends for quick, easy changes
  • Built-in storage racks keep spindles and table inserts handy
  • 1" oscillating action reduces friction heat to protect wood and prolong sleeve life
  • Table inserts help prevent the dust and debris from falling into the motor; help protect operator
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    • Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.


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    All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight. Please call our Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-535-4482 with any return questions.

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    4.4

    (based on 22 reviews)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Sands smoothly (21)
    • Quiet (16)
    • Good power output (10)
    • Good balance (5)
    • Easy belt change (2)

    Cons

    • Poor dust control (3)

    Best Uses

    • Curved shapes (19)
    • Fine woodworking (8)
    • Frequent use (8)
    • Heavy duty (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (17), Professional (3)

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    5.0

    Dust Port Fitting

    By  Jeremy

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes
    • Fine Woodworking

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    This machine is great. I see most of the negative comments are about the dust port being odd (agree) but woodcraft DOES sell a fitting for it. Link is below, 4"-2 1/4" fits perfectly! http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2000899/15447/4-to-2-14-Reducer-Fitting.aspx

     
    4.0

    Great except for odd size dust port.

    By  Who Me!

    from Chester, VA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    • Poor Dust Control

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes
    • Fine Woodworking

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    The dust port is 2". I've been unable to find a straight 2" to 2 1/2" or a 2" to 4" adapter for my dust control system. You can get reducers but that requires buying some 2" hose. I am just astounded that Jet didn't use a standard 2 1/2" dust port.

     
    4.0

    Solid Sander

    By  JD

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fine Woodworking

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    This seems like a solid machine.As in other reviews the table needed to be finely adjusted for square. The storage slots for the inserts had to be filed so the inserts would fit. The storage holes for the arbors also had to be filed to fit.At first I thought it was paint build up, but no,I had to file quite a bit of metal. They put so much thought in creating storage for parts, but they didn't pull it off very well. Also they included 3 open end wrenchs, but didn't think about storage for them at all. They'll probably end up lost in a tool drawer. These are little picky things. The rest of the machine is solid and strong and performs well. JD

     
    5.0

    Really great machine - no regrets buying

    By  52BuickMan

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Height
    • Heavy Duty All Steel
    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    • Needs Lock Nuts On Spindl
    • No Storage For Wrenches

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    I've used this spindle sander for a few weeks now. I don't regret at all buying this spindle sander. I considered the low-end Delta, Grizzly, and similar knock-offs, but this one was worth the money (got on sale). There are 3 irritations though. (1) No storage for the wrenches. (2) on some of the spindles that have the rubber shaft, the nut vibrates loose causing the sanding tube to travel downward. I have to tighten/compress the rubber shaft every few minutes. Since the threads are reversed, I can't simply go to the hardware store for locking nuts. (3) The dust port is 2 1/4" (why 2 1/4"?) Can't get the proper size reducer from Woodcraft. My local Woodcraft store told me that I needed to just use duct tape to size up. I couldn't bring myself to do that to a new ~$450 tool. Was able to buy a reducer from another source and then had to gerry-rig with a couple other adapters to get that reducer to connect to my 2 1/2" dust collection system. I see others complain about ineffective dust collection. I've had mixed results here. I've passed that off due to the odd-ball sized port, my own less-than-efficient gerry-rigging along with the power of my shop vacuum that is drawing the vacuum. All-in-all, if I were to buy a spindle sander over again, I'd still get this one. I've been most satisfied with the results despite the irritations described above.

     
    5.0

    Nice, great value

    By  GTM

    from Michigan

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Plenty of power
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    Would not really call it a bench top, too tall. Simple MDF base took care of that. Nicely built

     
    1.0

    Find another brand

    By  D

    from Phoenix, Az

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    • Lacks Power

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes
    • Fine Woodworking

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    Mine is almost two years old. Bearings are going out. I should have taken it back while it was still under warranty - It made bearing noise right out of the box - but the noise has gotten really bad now. In fact I should have returned the day I bought it. The spindle was not square to the table from day one. I spent about an hour trueing it, but never really got it perfect. I'm just going to let the bearing burn the motor out and then go get a different machine.

     
    4.0

    A great machine for shaping wood

    By  Sunsprite Ranch

    from Temecula's Horse Country

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Balance
    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes
    • Fine Woodworking
    • Frequent Use
    • Heavy Duty

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    We use this machine almost every day. It is a powerful and reliable resource for us.

     
    4.0

    Easily could be better

    By  Bernie

    from Wenatchee Wa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    • Poor Dust Control

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes
    • Frequent Use
    • Heavy Duty

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    3" spindle and table plate are optional and too expensive. Difficult to adjust spindle for squareness if factory alignment is off. Had to use duct tape and wood to create a adequate seal for dust collection Odd size dust collection port Table inserts had to be shimmed to get them level with top Minor stuff but it made setup time consuming Otherwise it works well

     
    4.0

    Nice Machine

    By  FlyGuy

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • 6" sanding sleeves
    • Heavy and does not "walk"

    Cons

    • Finish on table was poor
    • No wrench storage area

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    Does a great job in sanding up to the line.

     
    5.0

    Terrific product, Great price, Fast ship

    By  Charlie Scrollsaw

    from De Leon Springs, Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Powerful
    • Quiet
    • Sands Smoothly

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curved Shapes
    • Fine Woodworking
    • Frequent Use
    • Heavy Duty

    Comments about Jet Benchtop Spindle Sander Model 708404 :

    The 3" drum is expensive, but I think it's a must have! Should have been included with sander.

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