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South Bend 20" Planer with Helical Cutterhead - SB1109

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Experience unparalleled precision and dependability in your woodworking projects with the SB1109 20" Planer featuring a Helical Cutterhead. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this planer is designed to meet the exacting tolerances demanded by professional workshops.

Cutting-Edge Helical Cutterhead for Superior Finishes - The helical cutterhead boasts four rows of 92 indexable carbide inserts. Each insert is angled to produce a shearing action, resulting in near mirror-smooth finishes and minimized tearout, especially in highly figured woods.

Reduced Noise Levels - The shearing action not only enhances the quality of cuts but also contributes to lower noise levels compared to 15" straight-knife or other spiral cutterheads available in the market.

Digital Table Height Scale for Precision Adjustments - The planer features a digital table height scale, offering ultra-precise and consistent thickness adjustments for your woodworking projects.

Precision-Ground Cast-Iron Tables - The cast-iron tables are precision-ground to ensure stability and durability, providing a reliable and robust platform for your workpieces.

Triple Belt Drive for Efficient Power Transfer - The triple belt drive system ensures efficient power transfer from the motor to the cutterhead, enhancing overall performance and reliability.

Elevate your woodworking experience with the SB1109 20" Planer, a machine that embodies South Bend's commitment to precision workmanship and high-quality results.



  • Motor: 5 HP, 220V, single-phase, 23A
  • Maximum stock width: 20"
  • Maximum stock thickness: 8"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 1/4"
  • Minimum stock length: 7"
  • Maximum cutting depth: 1/8"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3-1/4"
  • Cutterhead type: 4-row helical with 92 inserts
  • Cutterhead speed: 5000 RPM
  • Insert size, type: 15 x 15 x 2.5mm, indexable carbide
  • Feed rate: Variable, 10–28 FPM
  • Table size: 56" x 20"
  • Table wings size: 15" x 21-1/4"
  • Dust port size: 5"
  • Footprint: 23-1/2" x 29-1/4"
  • Overall dimensions: 46-1/2" W x 56" D x 46" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 820 lbs.