A benchtop jointer might not be the first power tool you’d want to invest in as a hobbyist or DIYer. You tend to gravitate toward that shiny new portable table saw you saw at the store or that sliding miter saw that is a clone of what your friend has been using for many years. But don’t underestimate wood jointers as they are just as important to woodworkers as other power tools. If you work on a lot of rough-hewn stocks, it’s virtually impossible to get smooth and uniform workpieces without it. 

If you’re in the market for a benchtop jointer, then let us help you find the right one for your home or business. We have curated and reviewed the best benchtop jointers to help you get started. You can also check out our wood jointer buying guide below.

CRAFTSMAN Benchtop Jointer, 10-Amp (CMEW020)
  • 10 amp benchtop Jointer features a variable speed range of 6, 000 to 11, 000 RPM and cutter head speed of 12, 000 to 22, 000 cuts per minute, allowing selection correct speed for material's size and hardness. Two-knife cutter head, with jackscrew knife leveling arrangement and built-in cutter head lock, allows for easy knife replacement and adjustment. Jointer is ideal for edging, flattening, or face jointing.
  • Variable speed: range of 6, 000 to 11, 000 RPM allows the user to select the right speed for the size and hardness of material
  • Easy replacement and knife adjustments: two-knife cutter head with jackscrew knife leveling arrangement allows for easy replacement and adjustment of knives
  • Accurate cutting: center-mounted fence gives needed support throughout the cut for accurate edge jointing
  • Hard and soft surfaces: heavy duty 10 amp motor provides power for hard and soft woods
PORTER-CABLE Benchtop Jointer, Variable Speed, 6-Inch (PC160JT)
  • Variable 6, 000 to 11, 000 RPM speed range allows the user to select the right speed for the size and hardness of material being cut
  • Two knife cutter head with jack screw knife leveling arrangement for easy replacement and adjustment of knives
  • Built-in cutter head lock facilitates knife replacement and adjustment
  • Extra large table provides ample work support and Surfacing stock up to a full 6" wide
  • Center mounted fence gives needed support throughout the cut for accurate edge jointing
Jet JJP-8BT 8" Jointer / Planer Combo
  • Combination bench top Jointer & planer provides a 2 in 1 machine to maximize work space; Oversized, ergonomic knobs provide ease of use and maximum control
  • Integrated cord wrap makes transporting easy and ensures workshop safety; Large aluminum extruded fence
  • Compact bench top design fits conveniently in small shop environments; Sheet metal out feed table with height adjustment suppots long work pieces and helps reduce snipe
  • Heavy duty 13 amp motor for various cutting applications; Planning and joining tables lock
  • Two high speed steel knives for smooth cuts; Precision machined table top ensures a smooth, straight cut
Shop Fox W1829 Benchtop Jointer, 6-Inch
  • Motor: 1-1/2 horsepower, 110V, 12 amp, single-phase
  • Cutter head speed: 10,000 RPM, 20,000 cuts per minute
  • Two-knife HSS cutter head provides clean cuts, fully adjustable aluminum fence with stops
  • 2-1/2-inch dust port keeps work area clear of dust
  • Includes free pair of safety push blocks, built-in mini impeller-driven dust collection fan and collection bag.Cutterhead diameter: 1-7/8 inch
6" Bench Top Jointer 37-071
  • Durable cast iron construction increases weight providing stability and reducing vibration
  • Precision-machining of the table and fence ensures long term accuracy
  • Heavy duty, cast iron fence support system for accurate jointing
  • Simple fence adjust system with adjustable positive stops at 90˚ and 45˚ in and out
  • Up to 1/8" depth of cut and 20, 000 cuts per minute
Wahuda Tools 50160CC-WHD (6 inch) Bench Top Spiral Cutterhead Jointer with Cast Iron table & 4 sided Carbide tips installed
  • Powerful 10 Amp 120V motor
  • Newly Incorporated Spiral Style Cutterhead with 4 Sided 12 carbide Inserts
  • Sporting new Cast Iron tables
  • Long extruded Fence with 90 to 135 Degree Tilt
Grizzly Industrial G0725-6" x 28" Benchtop Jointer
  • Motor: 1-1/2 HP, 110V, single-phase
  • cast iron table
  • Table size: 28-1/2" x 6-1/4"
  • Fence size: 22-7/8" x 4-1/4"
  • Cutterhead knives: 2