The Jet 13 Benchtop planer delivers the power and efficiency that woodworkers demand in the shop. The Jet 13 in. Planer produces a smooth and consistent cut surface thanks to its Helical Style Cutter head. The Helical Style Cutter head has 6 rows of 24 individual quick change inserts which can be easily rotated or replaced if damaged or worn. This segmented cutter head design helps reduce noise as its 2HP motor is turning at an impressive 10,000 RPM. The 13 Benchtop planer include a rugged 4 post design, adjustable folding tables, 2 infeed speeds and a sturdy Cast Iron base which helps reduce snipe.
4 post design for maximum control and support of cutter head in reference to work piece and cast table
Powerful 2HP 15 Amp motor turns the cutter head at 10,000 RPM
Dual infeed speed control for 18fpm or 26fpm, maximizes cut efficiency on different wood material types
Maximum depth of cut 1/8 in., 6 in. D and 13 in. W capacity
Adjustable folding infeed/outfeed tables for leveling to bed and saves shop space when stored
Dust port hooks up to dust management system and helps keep shop clean
Adjustable depth stop for consistent repetitive cuts
The best benchtop planer on the market, hands down
I work a lot of figured exotic woods and can honestly say the cut quality is superb. With my old DeWalt benchtop planer that is in the same price range you can't run something like curly maple to go through without some chipout but the heliccal head runs it all with no chiping out and so smooth that I actually have to sand surfaces with 320 to dye them as the finish the planer makes is to smooth for any color to soak into the grain.
Response from Digital Marketing TeamJun 17, 2020
What a review! Thank you so much for this comparison to the DeWalt benchtop. We had so many people asking us to produce a benchtop planer we're glad that we hit it out of the park here. We agree the helical head cutters make a world of difference in the finished result. Can't wait to see some of your end products!
Customer review from jpwindustries.com
May 5, 2020
Good little lunchbox
Purchased this a few weeks ago and wanted to share my thoughts on this machine. First off, for the amount of wood I process, I should have a much larger planer. My buddy has a powermatic 15” with shelix head which is amazing but I have no possible way to crowbar such a large machine in my spaghetti factory of a wood shop. I need something with a portable form and have used the DeWalt for 13 years. I settled on this because of the factory installed “ helical “ head. I know it’s not a true shelix (as you can see from the photo) but I didn’t want to upgrade my old machine due to its age and the jet is a few bills cheaper then a new DeWalt plus aftermarket cutterhead. Out of the box the in feed and out feed table needed slight adjustment. Other reviewers online have mentioned snipe as a problem. I believe that table adjustment might not have been done as both tables came from factory bowed down which will give heavy snipe. As you can see from the photo I uploaded the snipe is minimal. But you have to adjust tables to a slight upward bow on both infeed and outfeed. and also very important is not to be removing a ton of material your last couple passes The DeWalt planer and powermatic 15” helical head planer and the Jet all have some degree of snipe. I have been a woodworker for 25+ years and have never seen a planer produce no snipe. I would say the powermatic was worse due to it having a wider area of snipe where the lunchbox planers are about 2”. This machine is much more quiet than the DeWalt and was able to plane 160 board feet of white oak in about half the time as the DeWalt. The reason why is with the segmented blade I was able to take 1/16” off at a pass where the DeWalt could only handle about 1/32” or often 1/64 with some really wide boards. Comparing results with a true helical head the Jet has a finer finish with no scallops but is more prone to tear out than a true shelix. On highly figured wood I had to go slow feed speed and reduce cut depth. I also like the dust collection going out of center as you can put an elbow on to the direction that works best for you. The cutter head is off plane by a about a hundredths of an inch over the 12” which is about the same as the DeWalt. Not enough of a concern for any panel I have ever glued up. One cool feature as shown in photo, is the ability to insert a 4mm hex wrench into the side of the machine and manually turn the cutter head and rollers. This aids greatly to clean rollers and inspect blades without having to tear the machine apart. One important thing to do before firing this machine up is inspect the cutters as I did have some they were not torqued properly at the factory and may have had some serious problems if not inspected prior to use. As for negatives I wish it had longer tables and the right side thumb screw to remove the cutterhead cover has an electrical cord attachment which makes access difficult. I would have given 5 stars if not for these couple issues
11 found this review helpful
Aug 11, 2022
Setup the planer and started to run first board through it. Got about 16" through before the motor stopped and wouldn't start again. Tried the reset and all other troubleshooting options, nothing worked. Had to return it.
Mar 22, 2022
Operates smoothly and effectively. Have run a bunch of walnut...
Operates smoothly and effectively. Have run a bunch of walnut and hard maple through and very happy with the results.
Dec 30, 2021
I really like the Planer but was disappointed that after...
I really like the Planer but was disappointed that after a week of use Instarted to get a rattle noise. Called Jet support. Very responsive. It is now in getting the rollers replaced as they must have had bad bearings. Hopefully the repair takes care of this as the planer works well.
Jul 17, 2021
Cuts very good and clean, there is a lot of...
Cuts very good and clean, there is a lot of snipe though. Very fast and smooth cuts. Would be a 5 star review if the snipe wasn’t so bad. And I have adjusted the table as best as it can be and can’t get rid of it.
Jun 3, 2021
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
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Dec 15, 2020
This machine does not perform the way Jet store told me it would.
Been a builder for 40 yrs. Last 15 I added furniture during the winter. My first two specialty machines were used, solid steel Delta router/shaper tables built in the mid 60's, with 1 & 3 horse motors, respectively. I paid 1/2 the original sales price from '68, which were expensive than. The quality can not be matched in today's market, not even close. The guy I bought them from had built a lot of cabinets and furniture for many years. He had to change one set of bearings for each machine after 30 yrs of use. He also got one extra set of cutting heads for each machine, which were Carbine Tip, not steel. Each year he'd change out a set, have a guy sharpen each set, put the sharpened bits on the shelf for back up and used the second set the following year. Those were for rails, stiles, raised panels, etc. Still have them to this day.
14 yrs years ago I purchased a DW 734 planer with 3 straight cutting blades and one extra set. It did a good job. One set of bearings had to be replaced after 8 years. Every 3 months of use I'd flip the blades. After 6 months of use, I'd install the extra set and had the original straight blades sharpened. A year ago I decided to upgrade to a new planer with a helical cutting head. After reading a "few" reviews I decided on the JWP-13". After a few weeks of use last January, I was impressed with the look and feel the machine produced. So, I sold my DW-734 to a young guy that wanted to get into building furniture. (...my mistake...) Hickory, Pecan, Maple. Oak, Walnut and cherry are the hard woods I use. One week after I sold my DW 734, my new JWP 13 BT's shinny finish started looking dull. One week later the rollers stopped working. Because of the COVID pandemic, it took a few weeks of phone tag before I talked to the warranty department in Tennessee. That person told me I'd have to send the machine to WA state! Another two weeks of phone tag I finally got the right person in the warranty department in Tennessee who found a repair shop just 90 miles from my shop. I dropped my machine off the next day. I was told they'd have it ready to pick up within 10 days. 4 weeks later I was able to pick it up. The repair shop gave me the helical blades, which looked burned so bad new ones had to be installed. They also found the chain that drives the two rollers needed a broken link changed. My old DW-734 handled the hard woods for years. Within 4 weeks my new JWP 13" planer failed.
The other issue: any time I had to move my old DW-734, I'd flip up the front and back trays without having to remove the 4" dust collecting port. The JWP-13 the front tray can be flipped up, but the back tray can not unless the 4" dust port is removed.
In conclusion, the helical head blades did not last more than 4 or 5 weeks, nor did the drive chain for the rollers. Most of the planning was done for rough sawn Dark Walnut with a small amount of hickory and red Oak. I would not recommend the JWP-13. It's cost me way to much time and money for something that didn't last long.
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