Jet JWP-15HH 15" Helical Head Planer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Jet
Model:
JWP-15HH
Price:
$2,750

Description

JWP-15HH helical head planer quickly and quietly transforms rough lumber into smooth boards. Its heavy-duty cast iron and steel construction keeps the workpiece steady and supported, while the conveniently located two-speed gear box allows for quick and easy feed rate adjustments. This machine means business with a powerful 3 HP induction motor combined with a helical insert cutterhead housing 68 staggered carbide knives. A large cast-iron table with smooth-as-glass surface makes this planer a beautiful addition to the shop. And since planers kick up a lot of dust, we made dust collection easy with an exclusive angled 4" dust port to keep your hose out of the way.

* Helical cutterhead with indexable carbide inserts for a superior finish and quieter cut
* 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
* 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
* 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

Spiral head delivers great cut

Review Summary

Pluses: Nearly the same machine as the JWP-15DX, this model upgrades to a helical cutterhead and cast-iron infeed and outfeed tables, which add mass and a smoother, continuous surface. The cutterhead contributed the quietest cut in our test of seven planers at a level signficantly quieter than its sibling, and its cut quality was best of the seven planers we tested. Right out of the box, the cutterhead was aligned perfectly parallel to the table, and it created the shallowest snipe.
You also get a 5-year warranty. Minuses: 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

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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