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Five new planers & jointers from Laguna Tools

Two models from Laguna’s extensive planer and jointer introductions.

Two models from Laguna’s extensive planer and jointer introductions.

Laguna Tools has launched a series of JX jointers and PX planers with five models apiece. Each new machine was designed with safety, innovation and ergonomics in mind, the company says.

“Woodworkers at every skill level will find just the right machine in this exciting new lineup,” says Laguna’s Benjamin Helshoj.

“These new tools all offer cutterheads with carbide inserts, and many offer the highly-touted Sheartec II cutterhead for optimal cut quality, even in tricky figured grain. Safety and ergonomics are highlighted with the full-length knee-stop on all new jointers. You’ll find retractable rollers on nearly all models for maximum workpiece support in a minimal footprint.”

The JX series include the 6” (JX6), 8” (JX8 ECO and JX8 PR0), 12” (JX12) and 16” (JX16) models. All feature a top-side control panel and full-length knee stop, as well as pull-out infeed roller and foot clearance under the jointer body.

The planers include the PX12, PX16, PX20, and PX22, the latter available with a 7.5- or 10-hp motor.

The PX16, PX20 and PX22 have enclosed cabinets and feature pull-out infeed and outfeed rollers, reducing the footprint of the machines. The PX16 and PX20 offer two-speed planing, while electronic variable speed is available on the PX22.

The PX12 is a benchtop model that features the QuadTec I cutterhead (also on the JX6 and JX8 jointers). The cutterhead uses four-sided solid-carbide insert knives.

The planers range in price from $599 (PX12) to $7,350 (PX22), while the jointers sell for $1,650 to $7,850.

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This article was originally published in the May 2021 issue.

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