South Bend SB1108 15 inch Planer with Helical Cutterhead
Designed with the exacting tolerances your shop demands, the SB1108 South Bend 15″ Planer is top of its class in precision workmanship and dependability.
The helical cutterhead delivers near mirror-smooth finishes right out of the gate. It consists of four rows of 52 indexable carbide inserts, each angled slightly to produce a shearing action.
This shearing action results in less tearout in highly figured woods and quieter operation—and the planed surfaces are far superior to what you’ll get with 15″ straight-knife or other spiral cutterheads on the market.
Other high-end features include a digital table height scale for ultra-precise and consistent thickness adjustments, precision-ground cast-iron tables, and triple belt drive—everything that makes this 15″ planer truly live up to the South Bend name.
Digital table height scale
Variable feed speed dial on control pedestal
Extra-large ball bearing return rollers
Heavy-duty precision-ground cast-iron extension wings
Pedestal-mounted controls with magnetic switch and thermal overload protection
Internally mounted motor
Four heavy-duty support columns
Drive gears run in oil bath
Triple belt drive inside housing
US based customer service and technical support