Our new 12 ½" Bench top Planer with Helical Style Cutterhead features a powerful 2HP and a 6 row helical cutterhead with 24 indexable cutters giving you power and superior finish you would expect from a stationary machine. Designed to manage larger, deeper cuts in wood, the helical style cutterhead is quieter and delivers a smoother finish compared to straight knife planers which will reduce your sanding time. This unit comes equipped with a cut depth indicator that automatically measures the depth of cut for each pass you take up to 1/8" and features built in dust collection with dual ports at 2-1/2" & 4" for easy hook up to a shop vac or dust collector.
The cutterhead raises and lowers on a 4 column precision ground carriage system which drastically reduces snipe. The convenient side carry handles allow for ease of portability and blade changes on this machine are simple and super fast. Chip an insert cutter? Simply unscrew the indexable cutter and rotate to get a fresh new cutting edge. Say goodbye to cumbersome and time consuming blade changes with traditional straight knife planers.
We tested this planer directly against the popular selling DeWalt DW735 13" Planer and found this machine to superior in noise level, smoothness of cut and overall performance. This machine is designed to tackle any type wood and is a welcome addition to any size shop or worksite. This machine is backed by a full 3 year warranty and available exclusively at Busy Bee Tools.
Motor: 2 HP, 120V, single-phase, 15A
Maximum cutting width: 12 1/2 "
Maximum cutting height: 6"
Maximum cutting depth: 1/8"
Max depth of cut @ 6": 1/8"
Max depth of cut @ 12.5": 1/16"
Minimum Length of Stock: 7"
Minimum Thickness of Stock: 3/16"
Feed rate F/Min: 26 FPM
Cutterhead speed: 10,000 RPM
Dual Port Dust Collection: 2-1/2" & 4" dust port for easy hook up to a shop vac or dust collector.
Weight: 27.5 kg
Powerful 2HP Motor
24 indexable cutters H.S.S (2 sided)
Inserts 14.3mm x 14.3mm x 2mm
Built in Dust Collection
Built in Carry handles
Comes with Cutter insert Torx key and adjustment keys
3 Year Warranty
Made in ISO 9001 factory
not very impressed phoned the first time I used it was told maybe wood was to wet.stops pulling wood part way through,and lesves lots of marks.more sanding than my old maxium.
Great tool, got it on sale and free delivery, love dealing with busybee tools
Would recommend it anyone your service was great The shipping not so good, had to go to the local post office and get it
I'm quite pleased with this planer. It does a good job with a minimum of snipe and handles hardwoods and soft woods well. Quite easy to use and not as noisy as machines I've had in the past.
This planer seems to be sturdily built and leaves a very good finish on the material, It is not a true helical planer in that the cutters are not spirally shaped. Rather the individual cutters are arranged in a helical pattern around the cutter head. However, it does the job.
Easy to operate for a novice like me.
This is a well built planer, easy to use and store. Works best with a dust collector system as it can remove a lot of layers of wood quickly. Good price for a quaility product.
Quite good surfaces smooth & even
Where do I start? Maybe 28 hardwood boards fed in three times each. No snipe, no tearout. Boards come out like they're sanded to 300. This thing is smooth and efficient. I like that it's four post. I like that it uses a helical cutterhead. I enjoy the built-in infeed & outfeed panels there. Every full turn of the handle is 1/16th of an inch, which is helpful. I love this thing. Pretty quiet, very even cuts. Mine came missing the 'L' on the word 'HELICAL' printed down it, just says 'HELICA' but man, whatever. This thing puts the work in. I couldn't be happier with it. Honestly the best planer I have used. Really good stuff.
$10 oversize shipping charge