There’s a new-ish machine on the market, and I’ll make this short and sweet.
The JPM-13CS 13″ Closed Stand Planer / Molder changes the game…it’s a planer and molder (all-in-one), shaping wood by using profile cutters.
It boasts a 1.5 HP motor, a sturdy cast iron table and base and three cutter heads. It works well with both hardwood and softwood, and the planed surfaces come out clean, not requiring more sanding. And it was built with both home (DIYer’s) and professional woodworkers in mind, so it has highly reduced vibration.
Basically, it’s a great, very strong and reliable machine, and definitely worth taking a look at…especially if you make cabinets and other wood products.