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Planer width: 508 mm Power: 3700 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-208HH is the largest and most powerful thickness planer made by JET. It is the twin brother of the JET JWP-208-1, but with a spiral cutterhead (helical head) and a few other differences.

Helical Head

The JWP-208HH has 92 separate carbide insert cutters, which are positioned in 4 spiral rows along the cutterblock. This is a key differences with the 208-1, which only has standard straight knives. Spiral cutters tend to be quieter, better at dealing with complicated wood grain, and easier to set up and replace.

Cast Iron Extension Tables

Another difference between the two models is the fact that the 208HH has cast iron extension tables, which helps with snipe. It also has a more powerful motor (5HP vs 3HP), which is very helpful when planing very wide and tough boards.

Feed Rates

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.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Proven, reliable design with helical head cutters being an excellent upgrade.



What we like

  • Large planing width
  • Powerful motor
  • Spiral cutterhead
  • Cast iron extension tables

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the JET JWP-208HH

Weight (standard configuration)341 kg
Motor Voltage3x 230V 1x 230V
Motor Frequency60 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Spiral Cutterhead / Helical HeadIncluded
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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