The Laguna 6” Jointer with ShearTec II is a premium jointer giving you more of everything.Enclosed stand makes a stronger base, 1.5 HP gives you more power, longer beds (56”) allows for bigger jobs and last but not least: 6 row ShearTec II cutterhead with a total of 42 four-sided carbide inserts gives you the smoothest cut & longest life.The Laguna ShearTec II is at the cutting edge of Spiral Cutterhead technology today. Deep gullets allow chips to exit fast & keep the head clean. The inserts are made from thicker solid German carbide & set into the head on a flat surface rather than a cone design. This allows more torque to be used when tightening the inserts. All of the inserts are slightly angled to give a shear type cut with low impact & less kick-back action. The leading edge is crowned to minimize lines appearing.