Further down the page, you’ll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the JET JJ-6CSX and the JET JJ-6CSDX.
Firstly, JET JJ-6CSX and JJ-6CSDX both run on 1 HP motors, which means their power is quite limited when compared to other competitive jointers. Those also offer the reasons why these models are suitable for beginners and home workshops.
To compare, the power of JET JJ-6CSX and JJ-6CSDX are rather similar. Their cutting capacity, rabbeting capacity, and rabbet ledge of these two models are surprisingly identical since they were both designed with quick-set straight knives and the same positive stops.
The only difference here is that the cutting speed of JJ-6CSDX is faster than JJ-6CSX. The figures are 6000 RPM and 4800 RPM, respectively. Thus, we can tell that JJ-6CSDX’s power is a bit stronger than its rival. If your work needs quite high productivity, you should consider JJ-6CSDX.
Overall, these two JET’s 6-inch jointer models have many common design details. They both are designed with 3 knives, a 45° fence tilts right, and two positive stops of 45° and 90°. The width of both is also limited.
The difference is that JJ-6CSDX’s table surface and fence are longer than JJ-6CSX (56″ compared to 45-3/4″). The blade size of JJ-6CSDX is also bigger than JJ-6CSX (6-1/16″ x 3/4″ x 5/64″T compared to 6-1/16″ x 5/8″ x 1/8″T). These bigger-sized details help JJ-6CSDX offer wider space for cutting performance.
That also explains why JJ-6CSDX is heavier than JJ-6CSX. JJ-6CSDX’s net weight is around 237 lbs and shipping weight is 258 lbs; while those of JJ-6CSX is around 215 lbs and 230 lbs, respectively.
Relatively to the above difference in design, the included tools of JJ-6CSX and JJ-6CSDX are also not at all alike. For example, the small Open End Wrench of JJ-6CSDX is a bit bigger than JJ-6CSX’s. Additionally, JJ-6CSDX includes a T-Hex Wrench and 2 Hex Wrench instead of one like JJ-6CSX.
Once again, the two models share many similar features.
Two outstanding are consistent performance by the enclosed fan cooled motor; and rapid cutting, as well as a superior finish by the design of 3 high-speed steel knives in the cutter head.
The easy-and-fast-changing knives and front-mounted table adjustment dials make these jointers convenient to adjust.
Some other features are stable, maximum protection, two-way tilting fence, easy, quick, and accurate control, etc.
However, due to some updated designs, JJ-6CSDX has some notable features over JET JJ-6CSX. We can even tell that JJ-6CSDX is the Long Bed version of JJ-6CSX. The 56-Inch bed and 33-1/8-Inch fence make the performance of JJ-6CSDX easier to control and produce better quality.
Some added tools and details listed in the parts above also help users control their cutting and operation more conveniently and accurately.
In terms of features, JJ-6CSDX wins due to its bigger size and added details compared to JJ-6CSX.
Quick Rundown Of JET JJ-6CSX
- 6 inch woodworking jointer; fence tilts 2 ways, features 90 and 45 degree stops
- 1 horsepower, single phase, 115/230 volt motor; 46 inch bed
- Cast iron bed
- Includes jointer, front and read safety guards, three steel knives, dust chute, stand, jack screw cutter head
- 7 to 3/8 by 46 by 31 to 3/4 table surface; 258 pounds; 1 year warranty
Easier to assemble and install[/i2pros][i2cons]Not included as full features as the other
Limited performance by smaller bed[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Quick Rundown Of JET JJ-6CSDX
- Built-in 1/2" rabbeting ledge adds versatility
- Center fence controls are conveniently mounted to allow quick adjustments
- Extra-long heavy-duty cast iron infeed and outfeed tables feature a precision-machined finish
- Heavy-duty, one-piece steel closed stand includes mounting tabs for increased stability
- Industrial push-button controls are conveniently placed for easy access
More accurate and convenient performance
Full features by full details
To sum up, JET JJ-6CSX vs JJ-6CSDX are popular models of JET 6-inch jointers in the market now. They are quite the same in design and feature, except for the updated long bed design of JJ-6CSDX. And the new design’s price is also slightly higher. We hope the details listed in this article help you clearly understand these jointer models and their differences. It would be best if you considered your specific condition and demands to choose the suitable one.