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

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

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.


Features:
  • 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
  • Cast iron extension tables
  • Closed stand with built-in casters
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 15 business days.
  • 15% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
  • The carrier will need to know if delivery is to a residential address. There is no charge for this.
  • The delivery truck will need a lift gate if loading dock is not available. There is no charge for this.
  • Please call customer service before returning product.
(1) Powermatic® 15'' Planer w/Byrd SHELIX Helical Cutterhead
More Information
Brand Powermatic
Manufacturer Part Number 1791213
Weight 0.0000
Tech Spec No
Technical Documents
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
5.0 / 5.0
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15 inch powerematic planer experience
Within two hours I was planing wood. It is smooth quiet and powerful. It gets up to speed within a second of being turned on. Well designed machine. I will be buying a dust collector soon for the chips.
April 15, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Happy. With new planer
Quiet operation, solid construction and a glass cut right out of the crate. Very pleased with this unit. Also bonus was it came about a week sooner than expected! Definitely reccommended.
December 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
So far it's great . Had a Grizzly , which I had no problem with but this ones better. It's quieter, and cuts cleaner. If there's any draw back it's the mobile base. It only rolls forward and back, no turning. I have a small shop and movement is important . The wheel locks don't work well either , but the machine is so smooth it's not going to roll anyway . If I was to buy another plainer which I don't think I'll need, I would buy this one again.
May 18, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Awesome
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.
April 3, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I chose this machine because of the benifits of the helical cutter head.
Harry C on Mar 24, 2017
I chose this machine because of the benifits of the helical cutter head.
Harry C on Mar 24, 2017
Always have good luck with Powermatic. Just what we need as a small shop. Good price.
Larry S on Dec 8, 2016
Always have good luck with Powermatic. Just what we need as a small shop. Good price.
Larry S on Dec 8, 2016
how many amps does the 15 inch HH draw?
Rich C on Mar 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Powermatic recommends a 30 amp circuit. The helical head takes less power, but it will depend on how deep a cut and the hardness of your wood. You might get by with a smaller circuit if you always make light cuts in softer woods. I personally would follow the Powermatic recommendation!