In depth woodworking tool review and demo of the NEW Wen 13″ thickness planer that comes with a spiral cutterhead (PL1326) bought on Amazon for only $450. I upgraded from the 12.5″ Wen Thickness Planer that I reviewed as the “cheapest planer on Amazon” a couple years ago. I have been woodworking at home for several years and now even professionally. The thickness planer is a critical tool to have in a woodworking shop. But they are also very expensive. Typically a replacement carbide cutterhead like a Byrd or Shelix style spiral or helical cutterhead cost $700+ on top of the cost of your planer. So when Wen came out with a new thickness planer that included a spiral cutterhead for only $450 I knew it was time to upgrade. So if you are in the market to add a budget friendly 13 inch thickness planer you’ve come to the right place. I have a passion for woodworking and also enjoy reviewing tools. So it only makes sense for me to combine the two and cater this channel more towards woodworking tools and woodworking tool reviews. I also have a second channel devoted to my wood turning called, “Brads Woodturning” and will link it down below as well as link the Wen 13″ Thickness planer w/spiral cutterhead.
Wen 13″ Thickness Planer w/ Spiral Cutterhead
*this was $450 when I bought it on amazon. Right now it only looks to be sold by third party sellers. If the price is over $500, look at some of the other brands mentioned in the video*
Wen 13″ Thickness Planer (3 blades)
Wen 12.5″ Thickness Planer (2 blade)
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