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15 Amp 13 in. Spiral Benchtop Thickness Planer

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  • Spiral 26-blade cutterhead system creates an ultra fine finish
  • 15A motor generates 10,000 RPM at a 26 ft. per minute feed rate
  • Plane boards up to 6 in. thick and 13 in. wide
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About This Product

The WEN 13 in. Benchtop Thickness Planer repurposes rough and worn wood to give it an exceptionally smooth finish. Our spiral cutterhead utilizes 26 staggered HSS blades to provide a perfect finish to hard and soft woods alike. The powerful 15 Amp motor rotates the cutterhead over 10,000 RPM at a 26 ft. per minute feed rate. Plane boards up to 13 in. W and 6 in. thick with ease. The onboard planning gauge helps inform users about the amount of material being removed during each pass. Combine that with the heavy-duty cast iron base for a sturdy planer that does not walk or wobble during operation. The handy depth adjustment knob makes it easy to take off anywhere from 0 in. to 1/8 in. per pass. The adjustable dust port removes chips and sawdust from the workpiece and blasts them out of the way. The onboard depth stop allows users to achieve an exact workpiece thickness with maximum precision. This package also includes height-adjustable infeed and outfeed tables to limit snipe while providing extra support to your workpiece during planning. Easily mount the planer to a work surface or stand (such as the WEN MSA658 Planer Stand) using the predrilled base holes. Compatible with the WEN BP510H Replacement Spiral Blades. And because it's a WEN product, this planer comes backed by a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, a helpful customer support line and a 2-year warranty. Remember when your planer could handle even the hardest of woods. Remember WEN.

Highlights

  • Spiral cutterhead utilizes 26 staggered and rotatable HSS blades for a clean, smooth finish
  • Onboard material removal-Gaugeinforms users about the cutting depth of each pass
  • Plane boards up to 6 in. thick and 13 in. W
  • 15 Amp motor generates 10,000 RPM at a 26 ft. per minute feed rate
  • Includes a depth stop and an adjustable dust port
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 315070716

Model # PL1326

Store SKU # 1005875750

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 19.75 in, W 13 in, D 23.75 in

Dimensions

Maximum cut depth (in.)

0.125

Product Depth (in.)

23.75 in

Product Height (in.)

19.75 in

Product Width (in.)

13 in

Details

Amperage (A)

15 A

Bench & Stationary Tool Type

Planer

Color Family

Black

Color/Finish

Black

Condition

New

Cordless/Corded

Corded

Cutterhead Type

Spiral

Included

No Additional Items Included

Maximum Board Thickness (in.)

6 in

Maximum Board Width (In.)

13 in

Maximum Speed (RPM)

10000 RPM

Minimum cut depth (in.)

0.0625

Number of Cutting Blades

26

Portability

Bench

Power Tool Features

Adjustable Depth Stops, Blade Guard System, Compact, Depth Adjustment, Depth Gauge, Depth Measurement System, Dust Collection, Lockout Power Switch, Positive Stops, Side Handle, Two Hand Grips

Product Weight (lb.)

63.7 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Voltage (V)

120

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

CSA Certified

Manufacturer Warranty

Two-year limited

Questions & Answers

28Questions
caret
Q:What size port for dust collection
by|Jan 30, 2024
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A:  It can do a 2in inner or a 4in outer.

by|Mar 22, 2024
    caret
    Q:What are the distance/ dimensions between mounting holes on the bottom( to be able to figure out stand size)?
    by|Jan 28, 2024
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    caret
    Q:Do I need to plug into a 20A circuit, or will 15 A breaker suffice?
    by|Jan 26, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  15amp circuit on a 50' 12ga extension seems to work just fine

    by|Mar 22, 2024
      caret
      Q:How do you level the blades when you spin them? I bought the planer June 2023. I’ve planed Red Oak, Walnut, Pecan, Cedar, and Poplar. The blades have dulled, no biggie I can spin them. Now I cannot get an even cut. Do I need a tool?
      by|Jan 3, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Shouldnet. it should be just a 90 degree rotation. try to trace the tooth thats doing a poor job as it could be defective. if its totally lopsided, call Wen

      by|Mar 22, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        4.6 out of 5

        • 4.6 out of 184 reviews
        • 85% recommend this product
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        The base was clearly refurbished
        The base was clearly damaged at some point and they just slapped some touch up paint to cover the damage and sold the unit as new. I can’t believe a well known company would do this. The paint on some of the touched up areas is cracked and will definitely cause rust issues in the long run. If this was sold as a refurbished product for a discounted price it would make sense. Taking it back to Home Depot and considering a different brand. Ridiculous!
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          So much dust even using shield and dust collector
          The tool seems of good enough quality but it really lacks great dust control. I’m using a dust collector with 4-inch hose with good suction yet dust comes out the front and openings in the dust port. My DW735 does have this issue. While the cut quality is there the amount of sawdust pouring out in really unacceptable. Don’t get this unit until they get dust control a LOT BETTER !! See photos.
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            First Planer and will be my last!!
            I needed a planer for a big project for my daughter and did a lot of research. I picked this WEN. It has not disappointed!! Assembly was easy, read the directions and watched some videos on how to use it, ran some scraps through it and it worked great, and I learned how much to take off at a time and how to run multiple pieces through... No snipe, lower noise than my table saw and the dust collection to my Rigid Vac did the job with little mess. Would Highly recommend!!
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              5 found this review helpful
              Given it's price point I had my doubts about this...
              Given it's price point I had my doubts about this machine. I gave it a try anyway and I've been very pleased so far. I do mostly small wood working projects and it totally fits that bill. If you're looking for a portable planer that gives a great finish and won't break the bank...this is it!
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              Really good but dust flies backwards
              I really like it. I don't like that there is a fair amount of chips that come back towards the infeed which leaves quite a mess. I'm not using a dust collector. I've tried it with my small whole house vacuum but I don't think it has enough cfm.
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                Love this benchtop thickness planer made by WEN! Very minimal assembly out of the box. Just had...
                Love this benchtop thickness planer made by WEN! Very minimal assembly out of the box. Just had to add the fine-tune depth adjustment wheel to the top and add the dust collector to the back. I've attached it to my WEN planer table (sold separately and available on Home Depot website!) and had to use combination of nuts/bolts/washers that were not included. The infeed/outfeed tables fold up providing more compact storage when not in use. A nice feature is that there are two rollers on top of the planer to help pass your work back to the other side. Planing is a breeze with this machine! It can handle boards up to 13 inches wide and 6 inches thick. Use small fine adjustments and several passes to help get that cupping our of your work. Highly recommend this planer!
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                5 found this review helpful
                The planer came mostly assembled from the factory. I removed packing,installed the dust collector...
                The planer came mostly assembled from the factory. I removed packing,installed the dust collector, and the height adjustment handle and it was ready to plug in. The project I am working on now is a retro mid-century room divider. I need 1 7/16 square wood. I split 2 x 6 white wood and proceeded to plane it down. The planer quickly cleaned up the 1 1/2 wood to approx 1 7/16 on two faces then cut down the thicker rough cuts to the same dimension. The planer is much quieter than the two blade planer I have been using. I put the 2 x 2 s in three at a time and the machine hardly seemed to be loaded. The cutting blades make small chips which are pulled out of the machine easily by a shop vac. I have not changed the blades yet, but from the instructions, it appears to be a quick and simple task. The fact that the blades can be used on all four side seems to be an money savings!! I found almost no snipe on the finished boards.
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                Very nice planer. Right off the bat I was impressed by the packaging, seems like WEN takes pride ...
                Very nice planer. Right off the bat I was impressed by the packaging, seems like WEN takes pride in their machine. The manual is very easy to read and walks you thru assembly and set up. Not a lot to set up screw on depth adjustment handle, fold tables down and hook up vacuum hose (i highly suggest this) you can plane off 1/16" on boards over 6" wide and 1/8" on smaller. Has a Depth stop so if you are doing a lot of boards same depth don't have to measure each one. The feed works great and pulled 2x8x4 ft board right thru (you can see on video Note stand DID NOT come with planer purchased separately,) for a planer the noise level is very acceptable. Has pass back rollers on top to send back for another pass. I did contact customer service on one question about the manual and they responded quickly. This is my first WEN machine but will probably not be my last.
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                2 found this review helpful
                I will preface this by saying I am not by any means a professional wood worker. I'm very much a b...
                I will preface this by saying I am not by any means a professional wood worker. I'm very much a beginner, with aspirations of building the dining room table for my house. This planer gets me one step closer to being able to do it. I told my wife I could build a table for the house for less than the furniture store, but I didn't include the tools in that calculation! We'll cross that bridge later... Overall, I found the WEN planer to be great. I like the spiral set cut heads; I've read that this provides a better product and will last longer. Each cut head has two sharp sides as well, so hopefully they will last a while. I was able to use the WEN jointer I also got earlier to flatten one side of a rough cut cedar plank, then use the planer to take care of the other side. I will say, planers can create a LOT of saw dust, so be prepared for that! The finished product turned out really well given it's only the first few times I've used either tool. The main gripe I have with the tool was that attaching the dust collection port was a little bit challenging. This wouldn't be a huge deal, except you have to take the dust collection port off of the tool to raise the outfeed table for storage. So, on the plus side, the planer itself is fairly compact for a 13" planer, but in order to achieve this compactness, you have to uninstall the dust collection port and stow it above the blade assembly. This is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. ALSO NOTE: the instruction book says to remove the thumb screws prior to installation of the dust port. These thumb screws came in the bag of parts with the blade height adjuster knob. This was pretty easy to figure out, but figured I'd point it out. Over all, though, the instruction manual was well written and accurate. Speaking of dust collection, I would say my dust collection system (rigid wet/dry vac connected to a dust stopper dust collector on a 5gal bucket) was able to catch roughly 90% of the sawdust produced by the planer. I don't have anything to compare this to, but it seemed OK to me. Just know you'll have a bit of a cleanup job still after doing any planing. One nice thing is that the dust collection port also has mounts to store the allen wrenches needed for assembly/blade maintenance. I thought this was pretty convenient. The mounts are just thin plastic, so they may eventually lose their "grip" on these tools, but it is convenient for now. I have visions of mounting this on a flip top table with another tool (though it is quite heavy, so I may change my mind). While the in/outfeed tables flip up, they do not have any locking type mechanism to help keep them in place other than friction as far as I could tell, BUT it seemed like they should stay up nonetheless. So, for flip top table enthusiasts, I can't confirm 100% yet if the tables will stay in the upright position while being flipped, but I think it should be OK. I'd worry more about the dust collection thing that you have to disassemble first; you may need a separate spot to put that, but think you should be able to get it to work if you gently lift the blades up to hold the dust collector similar to how it was out of the box. I think the WEN thickness planer is a great tool for entry-intermediate level hobby woodworkers. The tool seems like it is well built and should last a good while. I'm sure professionals who would use a planer more frequently might opt for a more expensive/well-known brand, but I'm satisfied with this so far.
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                10 found this review helpful
                This is a great benchtop planer for beginners. At the end of this review is an overview and demon...
                This is a great benchtop planer for beginners. At the end of this review is an overview and demonstration video I put together. It reduces the thickness in boards and leaves a smooth face. This planer can handle boards up to 13" wide and 6" tall, so it offers great capacity. It uses a spiral cutterhead with 26 high-speed steel small square blades staggered along it. This is different than typical planers with 2 or more long horizontal blades. The spiral cutterhead provides a smoother cut and each blade has two sharp sides, so, once dull, they can be rotated once before needing to be replaced. It has a powerful motor and stable depth adjustments. You can feed boards through with ease and it will remove up to 1/8" per pass. You can set desired depth with the depth knob/scale pretty easily but I find the depth of cut indicator on the rollercase next to the arrow convenient and fairly accurate. One full turn of the depth adjustment knob is 1/16". Quality of the planer is pretty good, it is most metal, there was some chipped paint where the depth rods are attached to the rollercase assembly. The depth indicator is plastic and fairly wobbly. Overall, for the price, this is a good benchtop planer. The only issues I have with the planer is the factory settings and some tear out that surprised me. The planer has a depth stop with preset depths such as 1/2", 3/4", 1", etc. The rollercase was not properly sync'd with the depth stop, so a 3/4" cut was actually closer to 7/8". I had to manually reset the depth stop so it aligned with the actual depth adjustment (see picture). When first starting this planer, I had some oil and packing grease from the factory get onto the planer and first board. I suggest sacrificing a scrap through the planer several times than wiping it down so all the oil and grease that will comes loose comes loose before you put good wood in. I also experience snipe on most passes with the factory settings, about 2-1/4" into each side of a board. Snipe is when the cutterhead removes a little more wood than you want at the beginning and ends of the board due to the action of the rollers which move the board through the planer. Feeding boards into a planer can be a bit of an art as well; you have to feed them in with the grain, so the cutterhead is working 'downhill', otherwise the cutters will nick the board. I had some slight tear out on some of the boards I planed, no matter how I fed them. Benchtop planers have a bit of a learning curve, I suggest researching how to reduce snipe and tear out online. There are a lot of good tutorials and websites and people a heck of a lot smarter than me. The instruction manual for the planer explains much of this and I highly recommend reading it if you do not know what you are doing. Of note though, the most wood I take off with a single pass is 1/16" for softwoods such as pine and 1/32" for hardwoods like oak. 1/8" increases the chances of the board being damaged and can wear out the motor and blades faster. This planer can also be used to refresh old wood such as deck boards but dirt and nails do not mix well with the blades. This planer also features a child lock, dust cover/extractor and hex/star wrenches for adjustments and maintenance. On top of the planer are two roller bars for passing a piece of wood back over after you have planed one side. The planer weighs over 60 lbs with a stable cast iron base with holes to bolt it down to a workbench or planer stand. A 4" or 2-1/2" shop vac tube attaches to the dust extractor and using one is highly recommended as shavings will blow forward, backwards and into the planer assembly. Assembly includes installing the depth adjustment knob and dust cover/extractor. Extra teeth for the cutterhead is part# BP510H and new carbon brushes for the motor are PL1326-189. This planer will fit stands 6588T and MSA658. This benchtop planer is made in Taiwan.
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