Jet JWP-15DX 15" 3-hp Planer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Jet
Model:
JWP-15DX
Price:
$2,000

Description

Every serious woodworker needs a planer in the shop, but nobody likes to deal with the hassle of changing the knives. Enter the JET JWP-15DX Planer with quick change knives that align themselves, no adjustment required. Plus, each knife has two cutting edges to save you a little cash and a lot of frustration. This sweet machine features a monster 3-horsepower induction motor with two speed gear box to adjust your feed rate for a better finished surface. Its rock-solid table is constructed of cast iron and features infeed and outfeed table extensions with smooth-moving rollers that virtually eliminate snipe. And because even the coolest power planer is one of the messiest machines on the planet, JET’s exclusive angled 4" dust port keeps your dust hose out of the way for easy hookup on your shop’s dust collection system. Add knowledgeable customer service professionals standing by if you need them, and you’re good to go.

* Cutterhead with EXCLUSIVE Quick change knives that align themselves without any adjustment
* Heavy-duty cast iron and steel construction for added strength and durability
* Two-speed gear box with automatic chain tensioner lets you adjust the feed rate to meet your needs
* Large, cast iron, precision ground table for precise workpiece support
* Powerful 3 HP TEFC induction motor with three V-belt transmission for smooth and consistent power
* Infeed and outfeed table extensions with rollers help in the prevention of snipe
* Two-speed gear box lets you adjust the feed rate to meet your needs
* Work table is precision-ground and polished for consistently smooth operation
* Large handwheel with positive gear drive allows for quick and accurately table adjustments
* Heavy-duty table locks keep the table secure during use
* Internal caster system for mobility
* Exclusive angled 4" dust port keeps your dust hose out of the way
* Heavy-duty steel closed stand with lockable casters for increased portability
* Magnetic controls provide long life and reliability

WOOD magazine review

Quick-change knives—no sharpening

Review Summary

Pluses: With the quickest cutter changes among our test group of seven 15" planers, this machine’s disposable knives resemble those used on benchtop planers, but they’re thicker and more durable. When sharp, the cut quality is quite good. Jet’s 5-year warranty is more than twice as long as other tested planers (except Powermatic, which matches it). Minuses: At an ear-splitting 106 decibels when planing hard maple, this machine measured loudest in our testing.
The infeed and outfeed roller tables prove easy to adjust, but the gaps between rollers present a finger-pinching risk as a board exits the planer. Though called a 15" planer, this machine’s maximum workpiece width is actually 1/8" less than that. Despite having four casters, this planer is cumbersome to roll around because none swivel or roll smoothly.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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