A gift as precise as the work.
The JM-SW (Single Wing) is big news. Rather than utilizing two sliding tables that are bridged (for most cuts), this saw functions similarly to most sliding table saws--there is one sliding table and one static table. The Jointmaker SW features the same linear bearing system as the JMPv2 on one side and is opposed by a static, extruded aluminum table.
The Jointmaker SW is a hybrid device, a hand saw that employs custom Japanese saw blades offered in crosscut and rip grinds. The blade quickly attaches to a spine which is part of the blade adjustment carriage. The blade moves up and down via a hand-crank on the front of the machine and features an independent pitch adjustor. This combination allows for perfect crosscuts up to six inches in width and in material up to 1-3/4” thick. Small cross-sections like small moldings and dowels can be cut in one pass; the size of larger cross-sections and the hardness of wood will determine the number of passes for a through cut. In either case, the cut is unbelievably smooth and true. The kerf is only .021”— it is phenomenally efficient. It comes with one crosscut blade.
The JM-SW blade tilts 45 degrees in one direction, and 15 degrees in the other (for dovetail work). It will make all the cuts of the JMP and the JMP v2. The difference is in the jigging--edge miters for example, can only be cut accurately with the long face down. And there is a bit more thought for some cuts where the falloff needs to be supported. The video BELOW illustrates the most common joints this tool can make with you as the motor. The JM-SW uses the same blades as the original JMP, the new JMP v2 and has the exact same cutting capacity of the JMP v2 but occupies a smaller footprint. Crosscut capacity is up to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in width and maximum depth of cut is 1-3/4” (44.5 mm). The extruded aluminum static table features two t-nut grooves (holds ¼” nuts) and one standard 3/8” x 3/4” miter gage groove. This will allow you an easy way to attach shop made cut-off stops or sliding fixtures that need to track with the sliding table. The JM-SW is robust and built to last for multiple generations.
Traditionally, wood is held in a vise or clamped to a bench and then cut with a handsaw. These cuts are then perfected with chisels, planes or other methods. With the Jointmaker SW, your stock is rigidly held on the linear table (there are various methods depending on the type of cut). All you do is provide the easy back-and-forth motion. Between each stroke, you adjust the blade height for the next cut (if necessary). It may sound complex, but after a few practice cuts you’ll find yourself in a rhythm, where all of this happens quickly and without thought. More importantly, the resulting cut is so smooth it is hard to believe—and achieved with very little noise, no electricity and there is absolutely no need for shooting boards, router planes or chisel work to perfect the cut surfaces.
Will these soles fit the original brass HP-6 Body? No, there are not screw holes to attach to the HP-6 Body.
Is the raising and lowering mechanism on the Jointmaker Pro supposed to wobble?
The “wobble” is totally normal. The rear height adjustor has to pivot around the axle at the front of the saw spine. It sits in a circular nut and is designed to react to the adjustment of the blade. It has no effect whatsoever on the cut.
This item is no longer in production and is not available for purchase. It is listed here for reference purposes only. The last known published price is listed below.