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Powermatic® 15'' Planer w/Byrd SHELIX Helical Cutterhead

Item #: 36345
$3,059.99
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Overview

The helical cutterhead on this planer provides smoother cutting and a finer finish than conventional knives, and the 74 four-sided indexable carbide knife inserts do not require adjustment after installing. Three V-belts transfer maximum power from the 3HP motor to the cutterhead. Your workpiece will get substantial support from the precision ground cast iron table and two large extension wings. The 4" dust port angles the collection hose away from the work area. Stock return rollers atop the machine speed repetitive cuts. The serrated steel infeed and smooth steel outfeed roller allow for 1/8" maximum depth of cut and trouble-free operation. A 2-speed gearbox features an automatic chain tensioner. The one-piece welded steel stand has built-in lockable casters for easy movement around the shop.
  • The Byrd® helical cutterhead with 74 four-sided knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems
  • Powerful 3HP TEFC motor controlled with a magnetic switch for safety
  • Three V-belts transfer maximum power to the cutterhead
  • Serrated steel infeed roller and smooth steel outfeed roller allow for 1/8" maximum depth of cut and trouble free operation
  • Large cast iron handwheel positions table quickly and easily
  • Large, precision ground cast iron table and extensions provide maximum workpiece support
  • Two speed gearbox features automatic chain tensioner
  • One-piece welded steel stand has built-in lockable casters
  • Steel top-mounted return rollers speed repetitive cuts
  • Angled dust chute with 4" port positions collection hose away from the work area while providing efficient chip and dust collection
  • Table locks firmly in place, preventing movement during cutting




Standard Equipment:

  • 3HP TEFC motor with magnetic controls
  • Byrd® helical cutterhead with inserts
  • 4" diameter dust port
  • Cast iron extension tables
  • Closed stand with built-in casters
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Tech Spec

Brand Powermatic
Manufacturer Part Number 1791213
Weight (lbs) 0.0000
Planer Blade Size 15"
Planer Cutter Head Speed 4500 RPM
HP 3 HP
Dust Collection 4" Port
Maximum Depth of Cut 1/8"
Number of Knives 74

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Awesome

Douglas Posted April 3, 2014
Waited for this planer to go on sale and was rewarded with a $500 discount. Had to wait another 3 wks however because it was backordered. Worth the wait. Machine came packed well on a pallet with little to no damage to the crate. Easy to assemble. I haven't run much material through this machine yet, however what I have was a pleasure. Finish was good but the best thing was how quiet it is. you can have a conversation with the machine running. A world of difference over conventional knives. So far the helix head has lived up to the hype.

This is a nice machine.. Very...

Guest from Wooster, OH Posted March 1, 2012
This is a nice machine.. Very quiet compared to conventional planers.. Cut quality is excellent.. The issue that I have with this machine is that in the specifications section, it is stated as having a steel stand with lockable casters.. And it does.. However they DO NOT function properly.. They DO NOT lock!.. I went to a distributor and checked the one on display.. That one's lockable casters worked as well as mine.. They didn't!.. The distributor said they would contact the company and get back to me, and they did. They said they were told to fix it by placing a wedge there to keep it from moving. I had a hard time believing this so I called Powermatic.. Yup, that's the fix, go figure? Are you kidding me? I guess I'm wrong to expect something with this kind of price tag to work as specified? Well, it looks great on paper... But the guys at Powermatic need to get the bugs worked out properly..

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