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South Bend 25" Planer with Helical Cutterhead - SB1118

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The South Bend SB1118 Industrial-Duty Planer is a powerhouse with a 25" x 9" planing capacity, driven by a massive 15 HP motor. Offering electronic table height controls with digital presets, this planer ensures unparalleled efficiency and reliability in handling stock throughout the day.

Equipped with a 6-row helical cutterhead featuring 174 indexable carbide inserts, the SB1118 delivers a significant improvement in planed wood quality. The helical setup positions inserts at a slight angle, resulting in a shearing action for a smoother finish, reduced tearout in figured woods, and enhanced operational smoothness.

The digital table height controls provide accuracy and repeatability, allowing for precise adjustments from the thinnest shavings to the heaviest cuts. The variable-speed feed offers total control over the feed rate for optimal performance on any job.

Manual override for table height, heavy-duty precision-ground cast-iron tables, and a segmented chip breaker further contribute to the SB1118's exceptional features, making it an ideal choice for industrial-duty planing applications.


  • Main motor: 15 HP, 220V/440V* (prewired 220V), 3-phase, 37A/18.5A
  • Feed motor: 1/2 HP
  • Table elevation motor: 3/4 HP
  • Maximum stock width: 25"
  • Maximum stock thickness: 9"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 1/4"
  • Minimum stock length: 10"
  • Maximum cutting depth full width: 1/8"
  • Maximum cutting depth 6" wide board: 1/4"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3-1/2"
  • Cutterhead type: 6-row helical with 174 inserts
  • Cutterhead speed: 4900 RPM
  • Insert size and type: 15 x 15 x 2.5mm, indexable carbide
  • Feed rate: Variable, 10–30 FPM
  • Table size with extensions: 25" x 57"
  • Dust port size: 6"
  • Footprint: 24-1/2" x 47-1/2"
  • Overall dimensions: 54-1/2" W x 57" D x 54-1/2" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 2057 lbs.