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Jet® 15'' Planer w/Helical Head

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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
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 15 business days.
  • 15% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
  • The carrier will need to know if delivery is to a residential address. There is no charge for this.
  • The delivery truck will need a lift gate if loading dock is not available. There is no charge for this.
  • Please call customer service before returning product.
(1) Jet® 15'' Planer w/Helical Head
More Information
Brand Jet
Manufacturer Part Number 708543
Weight 540.0000
Technical Documents
Planer Blade Size 15"
Planer Cutter Head Speed 4500 RPM
Dust Collection 4" Port
Maximum Depth of Cut 1/8"
Number of Knives 68
WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
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Jet 15" helical planer
I am very happy with my Jet 15" helical cutterhead planer . It was easy to set up and start using. It does a beautiful job and is much smoother and quieter than my Dewalt 12 1/2" planer I had been using. I highly recommend this product.
April 9, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Jet helical head 15" planer
Everyone told me the noise for the helical heads produced less noise, but I was shocked that I could not hear the planet over my dust collector! The finish is fantastic with no snipe at all. I would recommend this Jet unit to anyone interested in a 15" planer.
March 27, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Much quieter than planer with straight knives and does a great job!
January 14, 2017
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Helical is the way to go.
Years ago I had a 14" planer with flat blades. It was loud and left ripples on the wood. The Jet planer is quieter and leaves a very smooth surface. The best part is when I hit a pebble, all I had to do was to remove the exhaust sheet metal to get at the cutters and rotate the three damaged cutters ninety degrees. I was up and running again in about 30 minutes, and it didn't cost a dime.
February 6, 2016
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Jet 15" Helical Head Planer
This planer replaced the DeWalt 13" 735 Planer I had used for the past 13 years. While the DeWalt served me well, it was very slow when working with hardwoods. Not only is the Jet much faster, the helical head is quieter and produces better results. The rollers in the bottom table reduce friction nicely. For now, I'm using talcum powder to keep the table slick. Snipe has never been a big issue for me. I just keep a 3 foot 2x4 handy to feed between pieces of stock or feed stock offset if they are narrow enough.
April 7, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good Planer Bad Scale
Over all this is a good planer. I purchased a digital Wixey scale for the simple fact that the scale on the planer is not accurate. I have also had to add wing nuts to the locks as the plastic knobs that lock the table broke. The helical head works wonders as I run a lot of hard wood. In short I would recommend this tool.
July 31, 2014
The planer works great. The helical head is great (ilo HSS straingh blades)
The only problem was that the caster brake was hard to
engage. The cast iron bed extension is heavy and the screws are hard to engage especial by my self( had to have my neighbor put it on). The leveling screws are also hard ,(too close to the mtg. screws.
Other than assembly problems, it's been a good machine.
The packaging was good, with no damage to the machine
August 13, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bad planer
I bought this planer a little over 2 months ago and am severely disappointed with the product. I bought it from Rockler (which was a fine to good experience), but found that the planer does not perform as expected. It will not feed boards through the planer due to issues with the infeed roller being too low. I made several adjustments per the manual and have not seen any improvements. Upon calling Jet I was told to try the same things that I had already tried and have not had any luck. After adjusting the infeed rollers tension springs I was told that was a mistake and the chances of getting those reset to factory standards are slim to none. (I don’t know why they even include this in the manual if these should never be touched). If I could do it all over again I would just buy a lunchbox planer and buy a new one every 3 years. Now I have a $3000 space sucker. I wish I could say I probably just got a lemon, but after getting a jet dust collector that I am less than satisfied with, I am more apt to say it is a company issue. I have finally learned my lesson and will stay far away from jet products in the future. Too bad sawstop or delta don’t make planers.

Again, my experience with rockler was good. It’s the experience with jet and the planer that were bad. I highly recommend against this product.
February 25, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
for the helical head
jim h on Jul 15, 2019
Anticipating being a good machine with helical head and free shipping
George L on Nov 25, 2018
for the helical head
jim h on Jul 15, 2019
Good value with the features I needed.
Harry M on Mar 9, 2019
Anticipating being a good machine with helical head and free shipping
George L on Nov 25, 2018
This is an upgrade to the knife blades I've always used
Dan C on May 15, 2018
Great brand, good price.
DOUG S on Jul 14, 2017
Need a good heavy duty planer Tec support answered all my questions and what better it's made in the USA<br />The helical head should be a great improvement
Scott R on Mar 5, 2016
Good value with the features I needed.
Harry M on Mar 9, 2019
This is an upgrade to the knife blades I've always used
Dan C on May 15, 2018
recommended cfm of dust collector for 15" helical head Jet planer?
Frank L on Feb 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: At least 800 CFM.
NEIL S on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All I can give is an estimate. I think the shipping weight was a little over 400 lbs. for the whole shebang. The motor and the base are probably only 50 lbs., and the infeed and outfeed tables together run about 30 lbs. So, I'm guessing that without the base or the infeed and outfeed tables, it runs a around 325 lbs. If you are asking because you plan to lift the planar to put it on the base, relax. It is delivered already on the base. Once you set aside the infeed and outfeed tables, and other loose parts to get it off the pallet, it rolls around nicely. If you haven't used a planer with helical cutters before, you are in for a real treat.
Does it take 120 volts or 220?
Chris C on Aug 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Jet is a great planer that runs on 220 volts. Worth the cost to get the voltage to the machine. I upgraded from a DeWalt 735 - the best planer that runs on 120 volts - and the difference is night and day. The Jet is that much better. Wish I had switched years ago.
how many amps does this planer use?
sal s on Nov 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I just located the information yesterday. Inside the base, on a plate attached to the motor it says 11 amps.
Does the Helical head lessen nips on each end of the board.
Otley on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: "Nips" is a new term for me. "Sniping", as far as I can tell, is one problem that isn't made better or worse by the helical cutters. If I am careless about how I feed the boards, or if they have something unusual about their shape, there is a chance that a groove will be cut below the rest of the board's surface. This usually is located a few inches from one end or the other, or right at the end of the board as it first contacts the cutters. The helical planer may be slightly less likely to do this, but in any case, it is no worse than the flat blade planer I used to own.
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