The new Jet 15 In. helical head planer quickly and quietly transforms rough lumber into smooth boards. This machine means business with a powerful 3 HP motor combined with a helical cutter head housing 48 staggered carbide quick change knives. The innovative Precision Air Strut System (PASS™) provides consistent upward pressure on the cutter head, reducing the chance of board snipe. The conveniently located two-speed gear box allows for quick and easy feed rate adjustments while removing up to 1/8 In. material with each pass for a smooth finish. A large precision cast-iron table and Infeed/outfeed tables make this planer a beautiful addition to the shop.