December 22, 2020

JET J-41002 Disc Sander Review

A high-quality machine to consider for all your sanding, grinding and finish of outside curves or odd-shaped pieces. It is coming with a base that is made from steel meaning that it is both resilient and will not rust. The tilting table comes made from cast iron hence it is highly durable as compared to most other disc sanders in this price region. It is a top tier product and offers the market a little taste of excellence. If you are looking for the middle-high products of this nature, then this is a good one to consider.  

BrandJET
Model Number577004
RPM (Rotations Per Minute)3,450
Motor3/4 HP, 115-volt, 1 phase
Faceplate Size0-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches
Weight60 Pounds
Dimensions23.1 x 16.7 x 16 inches
Horsepower3/4
Voltage115 Volts
Warranty2 Years

Pros 

  • Powerful motor
  • Sleek design that won’t rust
  • 2 connection points for better stability

Cons

  • Table must be disconnected to connect belt

Aesthetics

Looking at this product we can see that it has a matte grey finish on almost 90% of the body. This is including the plates and table. The belt and sanding blade both sport a mature maroon finish. The design is very calm and stable. It gives the feel of a very mature product for professionals. The iron of the product makes it look well balanced and safe inspiring confidence.

Performance Review

The product has a very powerful motor meaning that you will be getting a product that is fit for purpose. The table disconnects allowing for you to change the belt which can be frustrating. On the positive side, users have noted that it is very quiet and allows you to perform your work peacefully. It has also been noted that the platen is quite weak meaning that you should be prepared to replace it within a year or so.

Safety

The safety of this product has been well worked on by the manufacturer. It comes with 2 connection points that allow you to safely hold the table on. With this, it is unlikely to move into a dangerous position. As with all professional power tools, these are very dangerous. You should not attempt to use these without proper training as it can result in both serious and fatal injury. 

Who is this product ideal for?

This product is well suited for professional carpenters. It is quite advanced and would need some prior training before you can expect full use. If you enjoy working on wood in your garage and can afford a little extra for your hobby, then this is good. 

Our Verdict

In conclusion, this is a product that we would recommend. The product offers users a powerful motor that is relatively quiet. This makes it useful for people who live in the suburbs because there will be fewer noise complaints. If you use it in your home the machine has 2 connection points that will allow you to use it without dropping it on yourself during a heavy session. For the price and power of the motor, we can see it has the quality. 

David D. Hughes
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