SCM Nova S 520 - Xylent 20" Planer

$ 15,075

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  • Freight included in price*
  • Low stock as of 6.10.24 - Please call before ordering

The Nova S520 X is a heavy duty, 20” planer designed to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. It features a monoblock base, work table with support rollers, and a breakthrough XYLENT spiral cutterhead technology. This technology gives an exacting finish while reducing ambient noise decibel output significantly.

Monoblock technology is used in the design and fabrication of this base. The solid, welded base undergoes a treatment called normalization which stabilizes the metal and assures exact tolerances. All machine mechanisms are mounted, aligned, and referenced to the base. This design is vastly superior to frames that are bolted together and have no true reference point.

All SCM planers use four jack screws with acme style threads and dust covers for maximum table support. In addition to providing a stable lifting system which eliminates sniping, the acme threads greatly increase the longevity of what is normally the most common wear item on planers. Through a patented design, there is a special bushing between the drive chain, and sprocket which doesn’t allow any pressure from the chain to reach the jack screw, thus pushing the machine’s longevity to the extreme.

Used when planing raw, uneven lumber, the support rollers allow irregular material to be planed that would not feed on a standard table. When the material has been planed flat on one side, the rollers can be lowered to allow a clean pass on the other side.

This amazing SCM Group Jointer comes with a Xylent cutterhead, the most innovative solution for soundless planing in the world. The 20” cutterhead version comes with a spiral knife cutterblock with 3 series of shear cut knives, totaling 84 plates of 15 x 15 x 2.5 mm. These are four self-locking and self-centering screw knives. With each cutterhead you will also receive 1 dynamometric key for the correct and safe use of the locking mechanism (think of a mini torque wrench). Additionally, you will receive two inserts for the dynamometric key.

  • XYLENT Spiral shear cut, helical insert cutterhead
  • 4 speed feed system
  • Interchangeable Rollers
  • Powered bearing-assisted feed rollers
  • Mechanical readout of working thickness
  • Magnetic starter with overload protection
  • Table lifting by four high precision jack screws
  • Adjustable bed rollers in feed table
  • Course and fine thickness adjustment
  • Dust hood

Motor: 11hp
Working Width: 20” (520 mm)
Working Height: 1/8” – 11.8” (3 – 300 mm)
Max. Depth of Cut: 5/16" (8 mm)
Min. Length of Stock: 10” (250 mm)
Cutter Head Diameter: 4-3/4" (120 mm)
RPM: 4,500
Table Size: 20.75” x 35.4” (520 mm x 900 mm)
Feed Speeds: 5,8,12,18 m/min (20,33,43,56 FPM)
Infeed Roller: Steel sectional, power driven
Outfeed Roller: Rubber, power driven
Dust Hood Diameter: 5 7/8” (150 mm)
Overall Dimensions (L,W,H): 43" x 40" x 44”
Shipping Weight: 2,000 lbs. (905 kg)
Net Weight: 1,890 lbs. (860 kg)
Electrical Requirements: 230 volt
Dust Extraction: 980 cfm


    Please note: Items being shipped to extremely remote areas or areas with limited delivery access (such as islands only accessible by ferry) may incur additional shipping or freight fees. If your order requires any additional fees other than what is already included in the price, you will be contacted before those fees are applied and before your item ships. This is rare and will not apply to most orders.

    SKU: Nova S520X

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