Updated January 12, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 7 Best Planers With Helical Heads

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in December of 2018. If you're finishing boards and you want your wood to be as smooth as possible, consider using one of these planers with helical heads. Their carbide inserts make short work of any timber you have to work with, and they stay sharp for longer than their straight counterparts. They are pricier, but the benefits — both in terms of plank quality and blade durability — are well worth it. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best planers with helical head on Amazon.

7. Rikon 25-210H

6. Jet JJP-12HH

5. Rikon 23-400H

4. Rikon Power Tools 25-130H

3. General International 30-125HCM1

2. Jet JWP-208HH

1. Jet JWP-15HH

Editor's Notes

January 07, 2019:

Much of our focus was placed on ease of use and cutting quality, obviously, but we also tried to find machines that were quiet and made cleanup easy. The Jet JWP-15HH was the clear winner in that regard, although you may have to occasionally adjust the dust hood a little bit. Still, it should prove to be a worthwhile addition to any hobbyist's garage or shop.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on January 12, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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