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#1 posted 03-05-2021 10:46 AM

Laguna Web only implies a larger one coming.

Jet and PM might have been the same at some point, but the current 15’s, the PM is a fixed head and Jet a fixed table. It does make me wonder how they can support so many different models in the same class. It was like a few years ago Ford made 9 totally different V6 engines.
If I were Jet, the Jet would be basic, PM with the better cutterhead, DRO , and their massive base, and maybe Baliegh a 4 HP motor. One frame, but reasons for three price points and the ability to tease from low end to high.

Doing my spreadsheet, which wil include not only the JWP-15 BHH, but the 15B with Shelix. Then I can get a reasonable comparison of price and features.

I know laguna is releasing brand new planers very soon. Multiple models from 12” up to 22”.

I personally have a 735 with a shelix head and it does a really nice job, however I am very much wanting to upgrade to a floor standing, larger unit.

As other have noted, it is much quieter with the shelix head, but much of the noise of this machine also comes from the interval blower.

- rizzo

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