Steel City 13" Benchtop Planer #40200H

Steel City 13" Benchtop Planer #40200H Hot

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Product Info

Brand
Steel City Tool Works
Model
40200H
Approximate Price
$600.00

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Powerful 15 amp motor drives the patented helical head cutterhead to provide plenty of power for full width planing or long run jobs. Patented helical head has 26 indexible HSS inserts for superior finish, longer cut time, and quieter operation. Extra large infeed & outfeed tables offer extra support for large workpieces and fold up easily for storage or transport. Depth of cut indicator is easy to read and allows for precise cuts and fast set up time. Snipe lock firmly locks cutterhead assembly to help minimize snipe.

Includes single speed, universal, 15 amp 120V single phase, 60 Hertz, motor with removable switch key, helical head, torx wrench, dust chute and user manual with parts breakdown.

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(Updated: December 21, 2011)
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Insert cutterhead cuts great, stays sharp longest

High Points:
↑ The high-speed-steel insert cutters showed the longest durability in the test of 11 planers, and each insert has four cutting edges.
↑ The dust hood includes 2-1/2" and 4" ports on opposing sides.
↑ Preset thickness stops were accurate and needed no adjustment.
↑ It comes with a test-best 5-year warranty.
Low Points:
↓ Height-adjustment handwheel is stiff and difficult to adjust.
↓ The cutterhead carriage lock is difficult to lock and unlock.
More Points:
→ The depth scale is accurate, but the viewfinder makes it difficult to read.

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Steel City Planer

Bought this to replace my old almost worn out Delta planer that I have had for many years. Very impressed with this planer. I am using it on old barn wood, mainly oak as hard as a rock and the planer has not bogged down once. Noticed that Highland Woodworkers were selling the carbide cutters (cost $130 for 30, need 26 to replace all) and now the planer cuts even better and smoother, often I don't even have to sand the surface. I highly recommend this for a desktop planer, just wish it had come with the carbide cutters and that they were cheaper.

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