The Dewalt 13-inch thickness planer from DeWalt provides best in class surface finish through a one of a kind three knife cutter-head - even in hard to plane figured woods. At 96 or 179 cuts per inch, the Dewalt planer offers the finist finish via the most cuts per inch available on a benchtop thickness planer. A fan-assisted chip ejection system aids in the removal of debris and prevents excess chips from marring your material. The unique automatic carriage lock minimizes the movement that causes snipe without engaging a lever before and after each pass. A solid 19-3/4-inch cast aluminum base provides twice the rigidity of traditional material support systems that utilize folding tables. The Dewalt planer is a must for the serious woodworker.