Lobo Machinery offers the PL 18, an 18-in. two-sided planer. The machine comes standard with an automatic thickness controller and top & bottom straight cutterheads for accurate two-sided planing in one pass. An automatic digital thickness control is optional. It has a heavy-duty feed conveyor with metal spikes to firmly hold stock securely to the work table, plus a stepless variable speed control for smooth adjustment of the feed rate depending on the material hardness, depth of cut & width, the company says. The swivel stand is designed for convenient knife changing on the lower spiral cutterhead.