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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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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
More Information
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
4.9 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Great New Jointer
I recently purchased this jointer while it was on sale as part of the black Friday/Holiday specials. It was backordered, so I bought it online and had it shipped to my house. Rockler's shipping timeline was accurate and the jointer was delivered in a timely manner. The jointer was packaged well, but still easy to remove from the box. All the part were in perfect condition and the jointer was easy to assemble. The manual is easy to follow and accurate.

I found the jointer easy to configure and it seems to hold alignment very well. After minimal use, I am very happy with my purchase.

I made a video of the unboxing and assembly of the jointer. You can find that video here:; https://youtu.be/EHxqnfy1Iww
December 14, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Great Small Jointer
I am a middle school shop teacher and our old 8" Delta jointer finally became too difficult to maintain (Probably original with the school so 40 years old!). Anyway I purchased this Rikon model as a replacement with some PTA funds. We really don't do much work that would require a wider model so this seemed like a logical choice. The helical head cuts smoothly and the depth adjusts easily. Very pleased with the performance for the price.

I have purchased 4 Rikon tools for the schools I have taught at: 2 sander combos, a small band saw and now this jointer. I thought all are of good quality, but the sanders and band saw were slightly underpowered. These were complements to existing stations, so they fit the bill for a school shop.
November 28, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Came out of the box ready to use. Cleaned and waxed the top. Checked factory set ups and they were spot on. Turned on and couldn’t believe how quiet it runs. Ran a couple on boards thru it and it did an excellent job. Hooked right up to my dust collector . So far working great.
April 10, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Jointer!
This benchtop jointer is awesome! Straight out of the box the infeed/outfeed tables were very flat and true, the fence was super easy to install and has set screws to keep it at 90 degrees when adjusting the fence, and cuts boards like a dream. The only negatives I have for it are that it is a little small so larger/longer pieces will be tough, and without dust collection on the chips clog up the dust port very quickly! Both negatives I can live with because of how much better the positives are on this unit. I would highly recommend this!
April 9, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rikon Benchtop Jointer
My first jointer. It was easy to setup and adjust the fence. Used this for a couple of cutting boards and does a good job.
March 18, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
THis is a great small footprint Jointer
I chose this one for 2 reasons, size and price. My workshopn is my garage so space is a major concern. It was better than I expected. To be fair, I have not used it extensively yet. Set up was simple, only took 10 minutes. The fence is a little finicky when adjusting (expected this at this size and price). Be sure to double check angles before running, I always do anyway. I don't rely on adjustable stops. I will update after more extensive use.
February 26, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool
I never owned a jointer/planer before I always hand worked what I needed. The assembly is straight forward (referred to instructions after I was done) took about 15 minutes over all. Worked great the first time. the dust collector port is an odd ID and would not fit my vacuum hose. Cut a slot with a hacksaw blade. my hose fits good and is not over tight.
February 13, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
great machine
The first thing I ran though it was a old piece of rough 2x4. To be honest I thought it was out of adjustment the machine ran so quite. Thought I was not cutting anything, until I turned the 2x4 over and could see what a nice smooth finish I had. Then I ran a 6ft. cherry board I had though it. Did a great job, and you know that cherry is a hard wood to cut. Love the machine. First piece of Rikon machinery for me, and am impressed.
January 2, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to put together
Only had time to assemble at this time. Easy to do. Ran one board for a test. Should have bought this sooner. Will be using it at the beginning of the new year. Yes I would recommend it.
December 17, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good but ...
I like the jointer overall. 2 sizeable oversights on the part of the product team, 1. The dust port on mine did not conform to the standard 2.5 inch hose and also requires two different screwdrivers to mount/remove and 2. When you buy replacement blades they sell you a 10 pack when there are 12 blades on the machine.
November 11, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Positive reviews, small garage shop, on sale and Helical heads.
wendy s on Dec 14, 2018
on sale, good reviews
Brad K on Dec 10, 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
TED 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
Because of the Helical-style head.
Milton W on Dec 10, 2018
sam t on Dec 5, 2018
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.