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History

The JET brand was born in Seattle in 1958 when the founder of the company, Leslie P. Sussman, took the first Boeing Jet Airplane trip from Seattle to Japan.

JET began as a small dealer of air hoists and trolleys. It was run out of a single hardware store in Seattle, Washington. By the early 1970s, Metalworking was the main focus of the business, 10 years later, JET launched into Woodworking.

In 1988 the business was purchased by Walter Meier, a successful Swiss-based tool and air conditioning system manufacturer. Seeing the enormous potential in the market place, they went on to develop JET into one the most recognisable brands of machinery for professional furniture makers and woodworking enthusiasts worldwide.

By fostering good relationships with manufacturers and distributors and being closely involved with the development and innovation of new products, JET was able to produce a range of machinery that stood apart from its competitors in both quality and design.

Over the years, the colours of the tools have changed from blue, to green, to orange, and finally the famously trademarked white that you see today. The product lines have grown, and the distribution centers have expanded, but one thing has remained the same. JET still carries the same message of quality product, with the best features and benefits in it's product class while providing excellent service.

When you browse through any of the vast array of woodworking publications both in print and online, JET machines feature prominently. It’s a name that is rightfully trusted to deliver a high level of performance and precision to the craftsperson at all levels.