Shop Fox W1863 - 15" 3 HP Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Regular price $3,618.00

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Introducing the W1863 Shop Fox 15" Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Achieve impeccable results with our W1863 15" Planer, packed with advanced features. This planer is designed to provide uniform thickness and flawless flatness to wood pieces, elevating their usability and overall quality.

The star of the show is the 15-inch, 4-row helical cutterhead, which includes 52 indexable carbide inserts. Each of these inserts can be rotated three times to reveal fresh, sharp cutting edges. These inserts are strategically angled to ensure smooth shearing cuts, minimize tearout, deliver a smoother finish, and operate at reduced noise levels.

The planer is powered by a robust 3-horsepower, 230-volt motor, capable of making cuts up to 3/32" deep at full width or 1/8" deep on materials up to 6" wide. You can also fine-tune your work with the 2-speed gearbox, offering a choice between 16 and 28 feet per minute (FPM) for a polished finish or a high-production feed rate.

Additional features include a convenient pedestal-mounted switch, precision-ground cast-iron infeed and outfeed tables, and oversized board return rollers, all geared towards optimizing your production.

Furthermore, like all Shop Fox planers, the W1863 is backed by a 2-year warranty, covering parts and ensuring freedom from factory defects (please note that consumables are not included in the warranty).

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

At Mark Newton Custom Woodcraft, we're dedicated to your satisfaction.

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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, 230V, single-phase, 12A
  • Maximum Cutting Width: 15"
  • Maximum Cutting Height: 6"
  • Minimum Stock Length: 6"
  • Minimum Stock Thickness: 3/16"
  • Maximum Stock Thickness: 6-1/8"
  • Maximum Depth of Cut Full Width: 3/32"
  • Maximum Depth of Cut 6" Wide Board: 1/8"
  • Cutterhead Type: 4-row helical, 52 inserts
  • Cutterhead Speed: 5000 RPM
  • Feed Rate: 16 FPM, 28 FPM
  • Table Size: 15" W x 48" L
  • Overall Dimensions: 37" W x 48" D x 44" H
  • Approximate Shipping Weight: 553 lbs.


  • Two-year warranty
  • Helical cutterhead with indexable carbide inserts
  • Extra-large ball-bearing return rollers
  • Large side-mounted handwheel
  • Cabinet-style stand
  • Internally mounted 3hp motor
  • Triple v-belt drive
  • Pedestal-mounted control panel with emergency stop
  • Anti-kickback fingers
  • Oil-bath style gearbox for drive system
  • Triple belt drive inside housing
  • Heavy-duty cast-iron extension wings


  • Made in an ISO 9001 factory
  • CSA certified

Elevate your woodworking game with the W1863 Shop Fox 15" Planer - your go-to tool for precision and efficiency.

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