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Powermatic® 20'' Planer 5HP 1PH

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This heavy duty planer offers performance and value, loaded with standard features not found on other machines in its class. The powerful 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity will handle the most demanding work. The 5" dust port connects easily to any dust collector. The cutterhead has four high speed steel knives and turns at 5,000 RPM producing 20,000 cuts per minute. The anti-kickback fingers and pressure bar are located in close proximity to the cutterhead for an exceptional finish. The solid cast iron base, table and head are designed for production. The 2-speed oil bath gearbox transmits full power to feed rollers and facilitates fast speed changes at 24 and 31 FPM. The gearbox can be changed to 4-speed with the included gear to run lower speeds of 16 and 20 FPM. The corrugated infeed and fine groove outfeed rollers ensure a smooth feed. The precision ground and polished cast iron table rides on four steel columns giving it plenty of support for the larger workpiece. Heavy cast iron extension wings ensure a flat, smooth cut.

  • Knife setting gauge
  • 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity for heavy duty work
  • Fully enclosed base cabinet with integrated casters for shop mobility
  • Cast iron table with extensions creates a big 55-1/2" x 20" working area
  • Four feed speeds - 24 and 31 FPM, 16 and 20 FPM with gear change - provide versatility
  • Feed rollers and cutterhead supported by full cast iron head assembly for rigidity
(1) Powermatic® 20'' Planer 5HP 1PH
(4) Single-Sided Knives
More Information
Brand Powermatic
Manufacturer Part Number 1791296
Tech Spec
  • Model Number: 209
  • Brand: Powermatic
  • Height: 41.375"
  • Width: 36.625"
  • Length: 26"
  • Net Weight: 770 lbs.
  • Maximum Planing: 20"
  • Maximum Planing Thickness: 8"
  • Maximum Depth of Cut: 3/32"
  • Minimum Planing Length: 6-3/4"
  • Cutterhead Diameter: 3-3/16"
  • Cutterhead Speed: 5000 RPM
  • Cuts Per Minute: 20000
  • Feed Rate: 24 and 31 FPM
  • Number of Knives: 4
  • Dust Port Outside Diameter: 5"
  • Dust Collection Minimum: 900 cu.ft/min
  • CFM Required:
  • Blade Size: 20" x 1" x 1/8"
  • Readout Scale: inch/metric
  • Table Support: 4 column
  • Number of Speeds: 4
  • Amps: 21 A
  • Motor Power: 5 HP
  • Motor Phase: 1 Ph
  • Motor Voltage: 230 V
  • Prewired Voltage: 230 V
Planer Blade Size 20"
Planer Cutter Head Speed 5000 RPM
Dust Collection 5" Port
Maximum Depth of Cut 3/32"
Number of Knives 4
3.7 / 5.0
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Great value, terrible delivery
Great planer bought at a great recent sale price which included free lift gate delivery. Unfortunately the trucking company arrived with a semi which could not back up in my residential neighborhood and the driver couldn't even get the planer off the truck to put it on the street. After 3 weeks of delay I finally convinced them to deliver it to a local mover who then brought it to my shop at my expense. Happy with the result, not the process.
January 8, 2015
Planer works grate, the table raising and lowering has created a challenge for plaining long boards
March 22, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
20" Planer
Works excellent. Love it. No surprises.
March 16, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Compact, powerful, for reasonable price
VASILIY K on Oct 24, 2019
met my needs
Ken S on Oct 13, 2016
Compact, powerful, for reasonable price
VASILIY K on Oct 24, 2019
i have a small planer and need one more reliable
Julio B on Jun 1, 2018
met my needs
Ken S on Oct 13, 2016
Very powerful does an outstanding job!
Adam K on Nov 29, 2015
i have a small planer and need one more reliable
Julio B on Jun 1, 2018
Very powerful does an outstanding job!
Adam K on Nov 29, 2015
Why should buy a Powermatic 15 inch planer when could get a Grizzly for at least 1000 less ?.
george r on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got a 20" Powermatic. In large measure the transaction was because it was the floor model at the local store and it was discounted 20%. Powermatic for me has always been the better of anything else out there. If you're shopping dollars go with what you're comfortable in spending. If you want a notch above, spend a little more and never look back.
Do you have to pay tax on this planer?
nabor25 on Sep 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I did. I am a Texas resident and I bought it at Rockler in Arlington, TX
Do you pull or push the stop button to stop the planner?
Reclaimed R on Nov 29, 2018