Northtech NT 400EL Heavy Duty Chain Drive Double Surface Planer (w/ Helical Cutter Heads)

Northtech NT 400EL Heavy Duty Chain Drive Double Surface Planer (w/ Helical Cutter Heads)

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The NT 400EL is our most economical double surfacer. Double surfacers, some times referred to as 2 sided planers are used to size the thickness of wood and other dense materials such as plastic. The NT 400EL has a 16″ working width and over 6″ working height. The powered top and bottom helical cutter head uses four sided 15x15x2.5 carbide insert cutters for a smooth finish across the entire width. The powered feed system is designed with integrated chrome bed rollers and a chain driven spring loaded carpet spike infeed. The jointer table infeed and overhead spring loaded carpet spike system allows this machine to not only size the thickness, but also straighten warped or crooked material. The top head is easily accessible for tooling changes by removing the dust hood and the bottom head pulls out of the machine completely in just a couple minutes for full access. The upper assembly is supported by a heavy duty slideway system that provides precision thickness sizing across the entire width and has digital thickness positioning control. Northtech Double surfacers are available in 16″-52″ working widths with up to a 24″ working thickness and can be offered with a safety/sound enclosure.

CUTTERHEADS • 15HP Top, 15HP Bottom • Dual (6) Row Helical Cutterhead with double sided 15 x 15 x 2.5mm inserts • 5175 RPM solid steel cutterheads with Class 7 NSK bearings • Operating decibel rating of 79 dB PRODUCT DIMENSIONS • Working thickness  (3/8” - 6-1/2”) • 13” min working length • 16” maximum width FEED SYSTEM • 3HP feed motor • Carpet feeding spike system with 700 spikes • Feed speed 25-85 ft/min FEATURES • 1HP elevation motor • Mechanical variable speed • Digital control panel with 3 amp meters • Chrome bed plate .01mm (.004”) thick • Amperage requirement: 230V / 115 AMPS • (2) 6” dust ports requiring 981 CFM @ each point of extraction • Automatic lubricating system with low level shut off • UL/CE Certified electrical components • Includes operator’s manual and parts book • Machine dimensions: L98” x W50” x H70” • Machine net weight: 5,990lbs • One year parts warranty • All machines are tested stateside prior to shipment providing trouble-free start up.


Stock NumberNT 400EL
Top Head Hp.15 Hp.
Bottom Head Hp.15 Hp.
Voltage/ Freq.230/460 Volt 60HZ
Phase3 Phase
Amp Requirement58 / 115 Amps
Feed Hp.3 Hp.
Feed SystemCarpet Feed / Powered Rollers
Drive SystemChain Drive
Feed Speed25 – 85 FPM
Variable SpeedCVT Adjustable Drive
Elevation Hp.1 Hp.
Elevation StyleDP-626S Elevation Control
Elevation Sys.(4) Post Jack Screw
Total Hp.34 Hp.
ElectronicsCE Approved Components
Dual Voltage230/460 Volt
Control Voltage110 Volt
Operator PanelFixed
Min. Length13”
Min. Width1-1/2”
Max. Width16”
Min. Thickness3/8”
Max. Thickness6-1/2”
Cutter Head RPM5175 RPM
Head TypeDynamically Balanced Helical Head
Cutter Head Dim5” x 16”
Cut Head Matl.Alloy Steel
Rows of Cutters6 Rows
No. of Inserts110 Inserts
Insert Size15 x 15 x 2.5 mm
No. of Heads2
Dust Collection(2) 6” @ 1962 CFM
Digital DisplayElevation
Powered Rollers(2) Top (2) Bottom
Idle Rollers(1) Top (1) Bottom
Hold Down StyleChip Breakers/ Pressure Plate
No. of Spikes700 Spikes
Rear E StopPush Button
GuardingHigh Visibility Guarding
OilerAuto Oiler
Low Oil WarningLow Oil Shut-off
Frame Const.Cast/Steel Construction
Chrome Bed.004” Chrome Plated Bed
Slip ClutchClutch on Chain Drive
Decible Rating79 dB
Net Weight5990 Lbs.
Gross Weight6195 Lbs.
Machine Dimensions98” x 50” x 70”
Packaging Dimensions101” x 46” x 80”