South Bend SB1118 - 25" Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Regular price $12,995.00

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Presenting the South Bend SB1118 25" Industrial-Duty Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Elevate your production capabilities with South Bend's high-capacity planer. The SB1118 Industrial-Duty Planer offers a formidable 25" x 9" planing capacity, harnessed by a massive 15 HP motor. With electronic table height controls and digital presets, this industrial behemoth ensures uninterrupted efficiency and unwavering reliability.

Key Highlights:

  • 6-Row Helical Cutterhead: Boasting 174 indexable carbide inserts, the helical configuration delivers a shearing action for impeccably smooth finishes, minimal tearout in figured woods, and an impressively sanded appearance in many wood species.
  • Digital Table Height Controls: Achieve precise and repeatable results, from the thinnest shavings to the heaviest cuts, thanks to the electronic controls.
  • Variable-Speed Feed: Dial in the perfect feed rate for every job, granting you total control.
  • Additional Features: Manual table height override, robust precision-ground cast-iron tables, and a segmented chip breaker.
  • Reliable Warranty: Backed by a solid 2-year warranty and built to meet South Bend's high-precision industrial standards.
  • 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


  • 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.

Notable Features:

  • Digitally Controlled Table Elevation with Memory Presets and Manual Override
  • Variable Feed Speed Dial on Control Pedestal
  • Sturdy Precision-Ground Cast-Iron Extension Wings
  • Pedestal-Mounted Controls with Magnetic Switch and Thermal Overload Protection
  • Internally Mounted Motor
  • Segmented Chip Breaker
  • Drive Gears Run in Oil Bath
  • Triple Belt Drive Inside Housing
  • U.S.-Based Customer Service and Technical Support

Note: The machine comes prewired for 220V and can be rewired to 440V for an additional fee of $385. If you need 440V please let us know HERE before placing your order.

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