The powerful 15-amp motor of this planer handles larger cuts in wider materials with ease. The three-knife cutter-head delivers 30% longer knife life and makes knife change faster and easier. The two-speed gear box allows you to change feed speed to optimize cuts. Fan-assisted chip ejection vacuums chips off of the cutter-head and exhausts them out of the machine. Cast aluminium base is 2 times more rigid than a standard 10" base and folding tables. Automatic carriage lock reduces the movement that causes snipe without the need for manual engagement by the user. Material removal gauge and extra-large thickness scale deliver accurate cuts with every pass. Extra-large turret depth stop allows users to return to most frequently used thicknesses with ease.