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Planer width: 381 mm Power: 2200 W
Max depth of cut: 4.7 mm Table length: 545 mm
Max workpiece height: 153 mm Feed rate(s): 4.8 and 6.1 m/min
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The JET JWP 15B is the smallest of JET’s two stationary thickness planers. It comes in a version with straight blades (JWP-15B) and one with a spiral cutterhead (called JWP-15BHH, with HH for Helical Head). The JET JWP-208-1 is its larger brother.

Helical Head

The 15BHH has 4 rows of 48 spiral cutters, which can be removed individually and turned 90 degrees to use another one of its four sharp sides. It is also much quieter (almost 20 dB according to JET’s own tests). In addition, spiral cutters tend to also give better planing results, especially with twisting/difficult grain.

Differences between 15B and 15BHH

There are a few other differences between the two models. The Helical Head model is slightly heavier, probably because its infeed and outfeed tables are made from cast iron while those on the 15B are steel. The steel tables are also slightly shorter. The planer table is made from cast iron on both models.

Both models have two speed rates: 4.9 and 6.1 m/min (16 and 20 ft/min) which allows you to slow down when dealing with difficult grain or increase speed for higher efficiency.

Replacement Blades: It is a bit difficult to find straight replacement blades for this planer, but these Powertec blades on Amazon seem to be a perfect fit.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Solid planer, with the helical head model (15BHH) being the overall better machine.



What we don't like

  • Shorter steel blades on the standard model are not as stable as the cast iron ones

What we like

  • Relatively long table compared to jointer planer combos
  • Helical head upgrade available
  • Cast iron tables


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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the JET JWP 15B and 15BHH

Weight (standard configuration)130 kg
Total height1219 mm
Total width1181 mm
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency60 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Spiral Cutterhead / Helical HeadOption
Planer Width381 mm
Max depth of cut4.7 mm
Table length545 mm
Max workpiece height153 mm
Feed rate(s)4.8 and 6.1 m/min

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