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Helical-style head has double-sided insert cutters that can be rotated for a fresh edge and replaced when needed.

Rikon 20-600H 6'' Benchtop Jointer with Helical-Style Head

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The Rikon #20-600H 6'' Benchtop Jointer features a helical head with six rows of HSS insert cutters. Each insert cutter has two pre-sharpened edges for for an exceptionally smooth, flat jointed surface. The cutters can be rotated to expose a fresh edge, and when it comes time to replace them, there is no need to level the knives as with a traditional jointer. The jointer itself features rigid, all-metal construction, machined aluminum tables, a quick depth setting mechanism with scale, and an adjustable fence that tilts from 90° to 45°. It also comes with a spring-loaded safety guard, 2-1/2'' dust port, an easily accessible front-mounted on/off switch and two push blocks.


  • Powerful 10-amp motor
  • Helical cutterhead for a smooth cut
  • All steel construction for durability
  • High speed steel insert knives can be rotated to expose a fresh edge
  • Large 6-3/16'' x 30'' table with 4-3/8'' tall fence
(1) Rikon 20-600H 6'' Benchtop Jointer with Insert-Cutter Head
(2) Push blocks
(2) Hex wrenches
(1) Dust hood/chute
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Brand Rikon
Manufacturer Part Number 20-600H
Weight 41.8500
Tech Spec
  • Motor Speed (No Load): 20,000 RPM
  • Motor Amps: 10
  • Fence Size: 19-3/4'' x 4-3/8''
  • Fence Tilt: 90° – 135°
  • Table Dimensions (L x W): 30'' x 6-3/16''
  • Cutterhead Diameter: 2''
  • Cutterhead Speed: 12,000 RPM
  • Number of HSS Inserts (2-sided): 12
  • HSS Insert Size: 14.2mm x 14.2mm x 2mm
  • Number of Insert Rows: 6
  • Maximum Depth of Cut: 1/8''
  • Maximum Cutting Width: 6''
  • Minimum Length of Stock: 10''
  • Minimum Width of Stock: 3/4''
  • Minimum Thickness of Stock: 1/2''
  • Dust Port Diameter (OD): 2-1/2''
  • Dust Collection Minimum CFM: 100
  • Noise Level (No Load) at 3 Feet: <100dB
  • Overall Height: 13''
  • Overall Width: 17-1/2''
  • Overall Length: 30''
  • Base Size: 19'' x 9-3/8''
  • Shipping Carton: 31-1/2'' x 12-1/2'' x 11-1/8''
Technical Documents Operator's Manual
4.7 / 5.0
39 Reviews
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Works right out the box. Cut quality is excellent.
September 3, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Been running a jointer on a Shopsmith that works OK but only 4" and needed additional width and a better cut. Have the Rikon 14" band saw and love the quality; the helical head was an added plus with this machine. Easy to replace with no adjustments. This jointer works great, very minor adjustment out of the box and very quiet compared to may other jointer. My first job was with White Hard Maple the Rikon made easy work of that Maple, then did a project in Ash; no issues.

Negatives is the dust port is a female size and replacement cutters are sold in a pack that doesn't replace all on the jointer at one time. (I get it with the helical you replace the dull or chipped cutters only) It's much easier for me to do the entire drum at once.

I definitely recommend this product.
August 26, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Another Nice Tool From Rikon
Have the Rikon 14" band saw and after 2 years the quality is still impressive. Because of that when replacing my jointer just had to look at Rikon. The helical head was also an attractive feature. Cuts a smooth cut, so far zero tear out. One thing I noticed immediately was how quiet compared to my previous jointer. Another nice tool from Rikon!
August 8, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Smooth cut
Creates an edge smoother than anything I’ve used before. Perfect for smaller work
July 4, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Creates a near perfectly flat surface
Setup time out of the box was minimal. Before I used it, I paste waxed the in- and out-feed tables. The push blocks that were included are of poor quality, so I purchased a MicroJig GRR-RIP block. The unit is relatively light, and it is not that big, so it can be stored under a bench. The depth of cuts are easily adjusted and most importantly the cutting blades create a near perfectly flat smooth surface of the legs of an oak table that I am constructing.
June 19, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
rikon 6' benchtop jointer
while surfacing alder boards, i was impressed by the smooth,clean results with almost no tearout. definitely an improvement over straight cutter jointers.
June 9, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It was easy to setup and worked great very satisfied with the results.
March 20, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very solid machine
This jointer has completely changed my woodworking. Everything is much more square and all my glue ups are going together a lot better.
March 15, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Sturdy, compact and affordable. Everything I need. Works better than I hoped.
March 11, 2019
7 months ago
Finishes Way Better Than Expected
I'm super happy with the jointer. You need to move the wood through a little slower than expected, at least compared to the jointers I've used in the past. Makes sense since the square cutters are far less frequent then the expensive models. Thus, the "Helical-Style Head" vs true helical.
March 5, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
My Old Joiner/Planer finally gave it up and I needed a new one.
Robert S on Aug 28, 2019
Seemed to have the best reviews and a reasonable price.
Kathy A on Apr 22, 2019
My Old Joiner/Planer finally gave it up and I needed a new one.
Robert S on Aug 28, 2019
Reviews all looked good.
James C on Aug 25, 2019
Seemed to have the best reviews and a reasonable price.
Kathy A on Apr 22, 2019
I purchased this because the reviews were good and name recognition. I like the Helical-style head and the fact that it is light enough to put our of the way in my small shop.
Jerry W B on Apr 20, 2019
Accuracy and high customer rating
Al P on Mar 18, 2019
I choose this because of brand recognition, but mostly because of the Helical-style head design. Also the many positive posts of reviews from customers that have purchased and used this unit. I also like the features described and look forward to seeing and using it for myself. I just hopeful that it meets all of my expectations.
Ron M on Mar 15, 2019
Helical Style Heads and the price
GARY S on Mar 6, 2019
Quality, and reviews
Ryan W on Mar 3, 2019
On sale and god reviews.
Ralph N on Mar 1, 2019
the helical-heads and price
James H on Feb 26, 2019
Good review
GEORG B on Feb 24, 2019
Extensive research and wanting to start with something small and mobile.
Grant G on Feb 17, 2019
Reviews that suggested good quality and ease of use for beginners
Jeffrey V on Feb 2, 2019
wanted something good and affordable
brian k on Jan 5, 2019
price and reviews
Joe p on Jan 5, 2019
Good price and great reviews
Rick S on Dec 31, 2018
Re commended by Rockler
Lawrence H on Dec 24, 2018
Some of the reviews I saw. Main reason is that one of the reviews said that Rockler woodworking recommended it
Steve B on Dec 23, 2018
great price and Helical-Style Head. Portable for a shop with a small space
Tyson J on Dec 23, 2018
Great price for a good product. Rockler is a excellent company to do business with
jim b on Dec 22, 2018
Value and helical head.
Keith T on Dec 21, 2018
Great price with free shipping..
RAS on Dec 18, 2018
Price and ease to setup.
Clark R on Dec 18, 2018
What a great deal! Great price, free shipping, helical-style heads, Rikon quality... just hope it isn't delayed TOO long because of the huge reception this offer is getting!
Richard C on Dec 15, 2018
Positive reviews, small garage shop, on sale and Helical heads.
wendy s on Dec 14, 2018
Because of the Helical-style head.
Milton W on Dec 10, 2018
on sale, good reviews
Brad K on Dec 10, 2018
sam t on Dec 5, 2018
Price and ratings
Chris T on Dec 4, 2018
I am making a workbench.
John W on Dec 3, 2018
Good reviews and the sale price, no brainer
SANDRA Y S on Nov 28, 2018
I have been thinking of purchasing this joiner for several months and had to take advantage of this great price. Since selling my big stationary joiner I have found a need for a bench top joiner for some new projects.
Joe T on Nov 26, 2018
Price and brand name.
Jennings R on Nov 26, 2018
My husband has other Rockler tools so I went to your web site to order his Christmas gift.
Peggy B on Nov 25, 2018
price , reviews and helical head
TOM S on Nov 24, 2018
Value and good reviews
Richard L on Nov 24, 2018
My husband had it on his wish list.
Dianne S on Nov 23, 2018
Recommended by Rockler staff in store, great Black Friday deal.
A P on Nov 23, 2018
Recommended by a woodworker.
Elias A on Aug 20, 2018
Excellent review in a woodworker forum.
Alan C on Aug 14, 2018
I Trust he brand RIKON
Steven M. G on Jul 31, 2018
The helical head
Judy K on Jul 1, 2018
quality product I have Rikon 14 inch band saw
dennis g on Mar 24, 2018
helical head but i hope i can use carbide cutters
Luis M on Mar 17, 2018
Portable and has very good reviews and a reliable company.
Ed R on Mar 17, 2018
Highly rated and on sale.
Gregg S on Feb 24, 2018
Rikon manufacturers a quality product and the sale by Rockler was equally great!
Richard Z on Nov 24, 2017
Helical-style head and value.
RAY K on Nov 24, 2017
Reviews all looked good.
James C on Aug 25, 2019
I purchased this because the reviews were good and name recognition. I like the Helical-style head and the fact that it is light enough to put our of the way in my small shop.
Jerry W B on Apr 20, 2019
What's the difference between a 'helical style' cutter head and a helical cutter head?
Mike W on Nov 24, 2017
Can this jointer not be mounted on a solid bench? I mounted mine and only run it with the dust collector connected and running. There is a huge amount of chips accumulating in the motor compartment. Is this normal?
Ken W on Mar 19, 2018
What’s the difference between helical-style head and traditional helical head?
Bob G on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The number of inserts, the number of usable edges, the type of insert material (i.e. HSS vs CARBIDE) and the spacing configuration vary in each machine. A "traditional" spiral head has the inserts arranged along a spiral curve on the head while the helical "style" has the inserts attached to the head straight across but spaced in a staggered configuration. This results are less inserts used. These light duty bench top units would require less material taken off per pass and harder woods should take longer to process but small pieces shouldn't be impossible. Small scale milling work is feasible but don't expect commercial level work.
Does the rikon 20-600 come with a set of inserts or do you have to purchase a set from the beginning?
Pàtrick P on Dec 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The RIKON that I purchased from Rockler is ready to use right out of the box. The Helical-style cutter head has carbide inserts installed. Each insert has four sharp edges.
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