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Powermatic® 8'' Jointer w/Helical Cutterhead

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This 8-inch jointer meets the demand for accuracy while combining unique, user-friendly functions. The infeed table lever can be used to rapidly position table height, then the handle rotated for fine-adjustment of cut depth. Fence tilting is accomplished by a worm gear system, smoothly operated by a simple handwheel. The tables provide 73" long extended support. A non-mar insert in the fence protects the table from scratches during adjustments. The jointer is available with a three knife cutterhead, or a helical cutterhead with four-sided knife inserts. The operating switch is high mounted for easy reach, and the push blocks have a magnetic base - store them on any metallic surface for instant access.

  • Helical cutterhead with four-sided inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and a superior finish
  • Extra long tables are mounted on dovetailed ways, for extended workpiece support
  • Adjustment lever offers quick infeed table positioning and fine-tuning of cut depth
  • High mount switch for operator convenience
  • Handwheel operated worm gear system for smooth fence tilting
  • Magnetic push blocks can be stored on the machine within constant reach
  • Non-mar fence insert protects table surface
(1) Powermatic® 8'' Jointer w/Helical Cutterhead
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Brand Powermatic
Manufacturer Part Number 1610086K
Weight 0.0000
Tech Spec
  • 5 Year Warranty
Discountable No
Jointer Cutterhead Speed 7000 RPM
Dust Collection 4" Port
Size 8"
5.0 / 5.0
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Haven’t used it enough yet, but...
So far setup went very well and didn’t need much alignment. In and out tables were level and co planer. Fence needed slight adjustment but came in nicely. Cuts are smooth which is typical of a helical cutting head.

George M.
August 16, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Machine
This helical cutter head is nice and quiet. Makes truing up boards real nice.

As I was told get the biggest you can afford or that meets the demands of most of your lumber. The 8" is a great tool.
February 16, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
8" jointer by Powermatic.
It is one of the best purchases I have made. The helical head work like magic on Birdseye Maple very clean cuts and no eyes chipping on the boards.
November 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
An excellent machine!
I have owned this 8" helical jointer for a year now, and have yet to find any issues the helical head can't handle. Grain doesn't seem to matter, and the long and wide bed is great for a bunch of old cherrywood that had warped badly...a few passes and 8' to 10' boards are beautifully jointed on the flat side. It's pretty quiet, especially compared to my DeWalt planer. I have the wheel kit, which works well. It came perfectly aligned...I have never had any kind of snipe at all. It's heavy, better have two people for setup.
November 12, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
This joiner is excellent, I've been using for about 10 months and I've had no problems.
March 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Because i like the color yellow.
Brandon W on Aug 19, 2018
Because i like the color yellow.
Brandon W on Aug 19, 2018
Powermatics reputation and need for a jointer
Richard L on May 18, 2015
Powermatics reputation and need for a jointer
Richard L on May 18, 2015
What is the difference between the Powermatice 8" jointer with helical head cutter and the powermatic Parallelogram 8" jointer with helical head cutter? The operative word is Parallelogram.
Milton A on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The parallelogram bed is more accurate, adjusting the infeed and outfeed tables simultaneously. It's also a good bit more pricey!
Is the Jointer mobile, or do you have to purchase a separate mobile base?
Mark G on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You'll need to purchase a separate mobile base. I have the powermatic mobile base for mine and it rolls every smoothly.
Is the jointer assembled when delivered?
Tim D on Apr 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not entirely. Comes in a crate on a pallet, the table portion and the base are separate. Need two people or an engine hoist to assemble the machine. Not very hard though, I was able to manage it alone in an hour or two of time.
What are the dimensions of the jointer?
Mark G on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Go to Powermatic web sight and look up Jointers 60 HH 8".
that will tell you way more then you want to know.
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