South Bend SB1109 20" Variable-Speed Planer with Helical Cutterhead

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Introducing the South Bend SB1109 20" planer

The SB1109 is a variable-speed planer with a Helical Cutterhead. This planer is meticulously designed to meet stringent tolerances, ensuring superior precision and reliability for your workshop.

The Helical Cutterhead, comprised of four rows of 92 indexable carbide inserts, delivers a nearly mirror-smooth finish with a shearing action. This feature minimizes tearout in highly figured woods, while also reducing noise levels compared to other cutterheads in the market.

The variable-speed feed rate, easily controlled by a knob, allows for precise adjustments tailored to your specific workpiece. Select a lower rate for highly figured woods or a faster rate for efficient production.

Noteworthy features include a digital table height scale for accurate thickness adjustments, precision-ground cast-iron tables, and a triple belt drive, all contributing to the high-quality performance expected from South Bend tools.

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

For all customer service inquiries especially those relating to ordering and fulfillment please click HERE or go to the Mark Newton Custom Woodcraft ‘Contact’ page to let us know how we can help you.

For technical assistance and parts inquiries enjoy legendary technical support from the South Bend Technical Support Team HERE

South Bend tools are backed by a 2-year warranty covering parts and ensuring freedom from factory defects. Our Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are also based in the U.S.

Manufactured in an ISO 9001 factory and CSA certified.


  • 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
  • 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.


  • Digital table height scale
  • Variable feed speed dial
  • Extra-large ball bearing return rollers
  • Heavy-duty precision-ground cast-iron extension wings
  • Pedestal-mounted controls with magnetic switch and thermal overload protection
  • Internally mounted motor
  • Four heavy-duty support columns
  • Anti-kickback fingers
  • Drive gears running in an oil bath

With U.S.-based customer service and technical support, the SB1109 is a reliable addition to your workshop.

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