1285 Jointer, 3HP 1PH 230V, Helical Head


This 12" jointer offers big capacity and performance in a machine that is loaded with features. Large center-mounted fence assembly adjusts easily via rack and pinion system with ram lock. Preset stops on the fence body allow for fast angle set-up at 45° in and out, and a positive stop for perfect 90° angles. The parallelogram design keeps the table in close proximity to the cutterhead for improved finish and allows for a fast depth of cut adjustment. This design also ensures the tables remain perfectly parallel even after years of tough duty. Choose either the standard three-knife cutterhead or the solid steel Helical cutterhead. The helical system makes fast work of knife changing and never needs adjustment.


Helical cutterhead with 2-sided carbide inserts for fast knife changes with no adjustments
Rack and pinion adjustable cast iron fence assembly for smooth fence positioning without play
Parallelogram design for close table-to-cutterhead proximity and fast depth of cut adjustments
Large 84" x 12" table surface for heavy-duty work
Table "lips" on both sides of cutterhead aid in noise reduction
Full size rabbeting ledge supports large workpieces for rabbets up to 3/4" deep
3HP motor provides plenty of power
Standard Equipment:
Cutterhead guard
Heavy duty fence
Dust port
Push blocks
Tool kit


Number of Knives
Helical Knife Size (L x W x T) (In.)
1.18 x .472 x .079
Cutterhead Speed (RPM)
Cutting Capacity (W x D) (In.)
11-3/4 x 3/4
Table Size (L x W) (In.)
84 x 12
Table Height from Floor (In.)
Rabbeting Capacity (In.)
Fence Size (L x H) (In.)
47 x 5-1/2
Fence Tilt (Deg.)
45 Forward, 45 Backward
Fence Positive Stops (Deg.)
45, 90, -45
Dust Collection Minimum CFM Required (CFM)
Dust Port Outside Diameter (In.)
Motor Power (HP)
Motor Phase
Motor Voltage (V.)
230 only
Recommended Circuit Size (Amps.)