South Bend SB1108 - 15" Planer with Helical Cutterhead

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SB1108 15" Planer with Helical Cutterhead

Get unmatched planing with South Bend precision.

Designed with the exacting tolerances your shop demands, the SB1108 South Bend 15" Planer is top of its class in precision workmanship and dependability.

The helical cutterhead delivers near mirror-smooth finishes right out of the gate. It consists of four rows of 52 indexable carbide inserts, each angled slightly to produce a shearing action.

This shearing action results in less tearout in highly figured woods and quieter operation—and the planed surfaces are far superior to what you'll get with 15" straight-knife or other spiral cutterheads on the market. 

Other high-end features include a digital table height scale for ultra-precise and consistent thickness adjustments, precision-ground cast-iron tables, and triple belt drive—everything that makes this 15" planer truly live up to the South Bend name.

The SB1108 manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information.

South Bend tools come with a 2-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects.

The South Bend Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based.

Parts and accessories for the jointer are available online and shipped from the South Bend parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

No more messing around. This will be the last 15" planer you'll ever need to buy.

CSA certified


  • Motor: 3 HP, 230V, single-phase, 12A
  • Maximum stock width: 15"
  • Maximum stock thickness: 6"
  • Minimum stock thickness: 3/16"
  • Minimum stock length: 6"
  • Maximum cutting depth: 1/8"
  • Cutterhead diameter: 3"
  • Cutterhead type: 4-row helical with 52 inserts
  • Cutterhead speed: 5000 RPM
  • Insert size and type: 15 x 15 x 2.5mm, indexable carbide
  • Feed rate: Variable, 10–28 FPM
  • Table size with extensions: 15" x 48"
  • Dust port size: 4"
  • Footprint: 22-1/2" x 23"
  • Overall dimensions: 39" W x 48" D x 44-1/2" H
  • Approx. shipping weight: 595 lbs.


  • Digital table height scale
  • Variable feed speed dial on control pedestal
  • Extra-large ball bearing return rollers
  • Heavy-duty precision-ground cast-iron extension wings
  • Pedestal-mounted controls with magnetic switch and thermal overload protection
  • Internally mounted motor
  • Four heavy-duty support columns
  • Anti-kickback fingers
  • Drive gears run in oil bath
  • Triple belt drive inside housing
  • US based customer service and technical support