12" Planers – MARK V Mount or “Pro” Model
Delivering the precise stock thickness you need – EVERY
do you need a Thickness Planer?
are two primary reasons for owning a Thickness Planer. Many
more will occur to you as you use your new Planer.
The first and foremost reason is to ensure the consistency
of the thickness
of the stock you’re using. Few problems are more frustrating
than to start
assembling your cut-to-size project components, only to discover
they’re not fitting together properly due to inconsistencies
Assuming that all lumber (even from the same stock) is planed
a consistent thickness, has been the downfall of many a project.
The second reason is to save money by planing your own lumber
thickness you want. When you need thinned stock for smaller
for example, these savings can be significant. If you can
find 1/4", 3/8"
or 1/2" thinned stock locally, you’ll pay dearly
for it. But, armed with a
Shopsmith Bandsaw and one of our Planers, you can resaw
two or three thinner boards out of a thicker one (up to 6"
plane them down to the exact thickness you need ... at a big
Planer Choices — MARK V mounted or Free-Standing, these features
add up to make Shopsmith your best Planer value!
Variable feed control
Although the feed rate ranges vary slightly between the two
Models, both Planers allow you to slow-down or speed-up the
feed rates to produce as smooth a surface as you’d like
– at the simple twist of the Feed Rate Dial.
Separate feed motor won’t rob cutterhead power. Both
Shopsmith Planer Models offer a separate Feed Motor that’s
completely independent of the Cutterhead Motor. As a result,
you’ll achieve better, more consistent Planer performance
since each of the two motors is dedicated entirely to its
Plenty of muscle to tackle your toughest jobs. While
the MARK V Mount Model will deliver up to 11/8 hp at infinitely
variable Cutterhead speeds of 3,000 to 4,100 rpms ... the
Pro Planer comes with its own Operating Stand and 13/4 hp
Motor that gives you a constant, 5,750 rpm Cutterhead speed.
Large 12-inch x 4-inch capacity handles big lumber.
All the throat capacity you need to smoothly and swiftly surface
boards up to a foot wide. Generous 4-inch thickness capacity
turns hefty, rough-sawn timbers into smooth, finished stock.
28-inch long Table provides unrivaled support. The
Shopsmith Planer has the longest Table of all 12-inch planers
in the industry. Its rigid, durable cast construction eliminates
leveling problems and ensures proper infeed and outfeed support
and consistent depth-of-cut on every workpiece.
High-Grip Feed Rollers help prevent slippage. The serrated
steel infeed roller grabs every board (even thick, 4-inch
timbers) with a secure, nonslip grip and pushes it through
the cutterhead at a constant feed rate to produce that super-smooth
Shopsmith finish. The long-lasting, hard rubber outfeed roller
then grasps the board as it exits the cutterhead, pulling
it through at that same rate and completing the cut without
marring or scratching the surface.
Shopsmith Planer choices which is best for you?
The MARK V mounted Planer is an excellent choice for woodworkers
with limited space who only occasionally build tolerance-critical
The free-standing Shopsmith Pro Planer is ideally suited to
the woodworker with a little more space and a need for more
precisely dimensioned lumber.
Shopsmith MARK V Planer
Instruction Manual. Power Coupler required for use with
Shopsmith MARK V.
Shopsmith Pro Planer
Steel Power Stand with 1-3/4 hp motor and Instruction