Shop Fox W1742H - 15" Planer with Mobile Base and Helical Cutterhead

Regular price $2,941.55

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Introducing the Shop Fox W1742H 15" Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Experience enhanced lumber quality with the W1742H Shop Fox 15" Helical Cutterhead Planer. This planer is designed to provide consistent thickness and flatness, and it's packed with features you've been looking for, all at an affordable price.

The key features of the W1742H planer include a 15", 5-row helical cutterhead equipped with 75 indexable carbide inserts. Each of these inserts can be rotated three times, ensuring a continuous supply of sharp cutting edges. The inserts are set at a slight angle, enabling smooth shearing cuts, reducing tearout, delivering a smoother finish, and operating at lower noise levels.

Powering this machine is a robust 240-volt, 3 horsepower motor, capable of handling cuts up to 3/32" deep at full width or 1/8" deep on material up to 6" wide. You have the flexibility to choose between two feed rates with the 2-speed gearbox, offering a choice between 16 and 30 feet per minute for either a smooth finish or a high-production feed rate.

For safety and convenience, the W1742H 15" Planer comes with a pedestal-mounted thermal-overload safety switch, cast-iron extension wings, and a built-in mobile base. Please note that depending on your machine's manufacturing date, you'll need to order the appropriate replacement carbide inserts.

Rest assured, this planer is CSA certified, and it comes with a 2-year warranty that covers parts and guarantees freedom from factory defects (consumables excluded).

Your machine comes with a comprehensive, easy to follow manual written by the Woodstock HQ documentation department right here in the USA.

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If you need technical support for your Shop Fox product, the Woodstock Technical Support team is here to assist. Reach them at (800) 840-8420 or for expert guidance.


  • Motor: 3 HP, 240V, single-phase, 15A
  • Maximum cutting width: 15"
  • Maximum cutting height: 8"
  • Minimum stock width: 3/16"
  • Minimum stock length: 8"
  • Maximum cut depth full width: 3/32"
  • Maximum cut depth 6" wide: 1/8"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3"
  • Cutterhead type: 5-row helical, 75 inserts
  • Feed Rate: 16 FPM, 30 FPM
  • Table size including wings: 15" W x 42" L x 1-3/4" T
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Overall dimensions: 42" W x 32-1/2" D x 46" H
  • Approximate shipping weight: 667 lbs.

Key Features:

  • Two-year warranty
  • Helical cutterhead with 75 indexable carbide inserts
  • Built-in, easy-to-use mobile base
  • Chip breaker and pressure bar
  • Precision-ground cast-iron extension wings
  • Pedestal-mounted control switch
  • Inch and metric measurement table elevation scale
  • Two adjustable bed rollers
  • Top-mounted board return rollers
  • Four-column support with positive table locks
  • Two-speed automatic board feed

Elevate your woodworking projects with the Shop Fox W1742H 15" Planer and enjoy the benefits of precision and reliability in your lumber preparation today!