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Planer width: 508 mm Power: 2200 W
Max depth of cut: 2.3 mm Table length: 654 mm
Max workpiece height: 203 mm Feed rate(s): 7.3 and 9.1 m/min

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The JET JWP 208 1 is the largest planer model made by JET. The 208-1 is the model with standard blades, while its twin brother, the 208HH has a helical head (spiral cutters) cutterblock. It is also very similar to the smaller JET JWP-15B.

Besides the spiral cutters, there are several other differences between the JWP-208-1 and JWP 208HH. Firstly, the standard model has extension tables with feed rollers, while the Helical Head model has cast iron extension tables. These are also a bit more safe, because there is less chance of getting your hand stuck between the workpiece and rollers.

Another difference is that the 208-1 only has a 2.2 kW (3HP) motor compared to the 3.7 kW (5HP) motor of the 208HH.

The planer has two feed rates, 7.3 and 9.1 m/min (24 and 30 ft/min), which helps picking the right speed depending on grain difficulty and time constraints. On top of the machine are also two rollers, to help bring the workpiece back to the other side for a second pass.

What we don't like

  • Lacks spiral cutters
  • Lacks power of its twin brother, which may be a problem on very wide and hard boards

What we like

  • Capable of dealing with very wide boards
  • Reasonably powerful
  • Extension tables

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the JET JWP-208-1 20″ Planer

Weight (standard configuration)290 kg
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency60 Hz
Planer Width508 mm
Max depth of cut2.3 mm
Table length654 mm
Max workpiece height203 mm
Feed rate(s)7.3 and 9.1 m/min

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