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Powermatic 1791213 15HH 15 in. 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230V Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead

Model#: PWMN1791213
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A spiral head on this 15HH Deluxe Planer provides smoother cutting and a finer finish than conventional knives. Three V-belts transfer maximum power from the 3 HP motor to the Byrd Shelix Helical cutterhead. Your workpiece will get substantial support from the precision-ground cast-iron table and two large extension wings. The 4 in. 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 in. 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 Shelix helical cutterhead and insert knives provide a smoother, quieter cut and a finer finish than conventional or spiral knife systems
  • Powerful 3 HP TEFC motor controlled with a magnetic switch
  • Three V-belts transfer maximum power to the cutterhead
  • Large cast-iron hand-wheel moves cutterhead quickly and easily
  • Large precision-ground cast-iron table and extension wings provide maximum workpiece support while planing
  • Serrated steel infeed roller and smooth steel outfeed roller allow for 1/8 in. maximum depth of cut and trouble-free operation
  • Two-speed gearbox features automatic chain tensioner
  • One-piece welded steel stand has built-in lockable casters
  • Steel top-mounted return roller speed repetitive cuts
  • Angled dust chute with 4 in. port positions collection hose away from the work area while providing efficient chip and dust collection
  • Head lock
Includes:
  • 15HH 15 in. Deluxe Planer - 1791213
  • Byrd® Shelix® Planer Cutterhead
  • Extension Tables
  • Closed Stand with Built-In Casters
  • Cast-Iron Infeed and Outfeed Tables
  • 4 in. Dust Port

Specifications

Cuts per Minute: 13,500 CPM
Cutterhead Diameter: 2-7/8-in
Dust Port Diameter: 4-in
Feed Rate: 16 FPM and 20 FPM
Full Width Depth of Cut: 1/8-in
Maximum Planing Depth: 1/4-in
Maximum Planing Thickness: 6-in
Net Weight: 517 lbs.
Number of Knives: 74 Four-Sided Inserts
Planing Length: 8-in
Rpm: 4,500 RPM
Shipping Weight: 537 lbs.

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Powermatic15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good design (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Safe (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional use (6)
    • Big jobs (5)
    • Home use (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Professional (3)

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    5.0

    Powermatic 'nuff said

    By JimC

    from Goodrich Texas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Powerful
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Jobs
      • Professional Use

      Comments about 15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead:

      I was familiar with this machine, one of my woodworking buddies has one. I had a dewalt 735 with a Byrd SHELIX head and couldn't have been happier with the quality of cut, but it was so lacking in power that the DW735 took 7 passes to do what the Powermatic does in three. I built a rolling base to be able to steer the machine and raise it about 3 inches allowing me to plane onto my PM2000 table saw outfeed. Now how to talk my wife into the 8 inch PM jointer.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great tool with few flaws

      By RichieRich

      from Magnolia Texas

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Extremely smooth cuts
      • Powerful
      • Smooth height adjustment
      • Very low noise level

      Cons

      • Only moves one direction
      • Roller pedal flimsy
      • Tables hard to adjust

      Best Uses

      • Big Jobs
      • Professional Use

      Comments about 15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead:

      Planes so smooth you don't need to sand. So quiet you don't need hearing protection. Rollers need to allow heavy machine to turn. Adjusting the tables is almost impossible. Poor design on adjustment.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Powermatic 15HH, good but not great

      By leave the gun, take the cannoli

      from Eagle Idaho

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Brilliant cutterhead
      • Easy To Use
      • Nice size
      • Powerful
      • Smooth results
      • Tech support is very good

      Cons

      • Manual adjusting guage
      • Manual fair incomplete

      Best Uses

      • Big Jobs
      • Home Use
      • Professional Use

      Comments about 15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead:

      Overall, nice planer. The cutterhead does a GREAT job and makes this planer very good...without it I wound have reated it a 2 or 3 star. The planer has sufficiant power. The Manual analog guage works poorly and the digital should be included, especially at this price. Very Very cheap ([*]) paintjob.This is my first power planer. My expectations were very high and frankly I was disappointed because of the cheap [*] assembly, paint and packing.I think Powermatic USED to be the gold standard for woodworking tools but they have SOLD out to the allmighty dollar.I have two Powermatic tools(this planer and the drill press). I doubt that I will ever buy their products again.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quality Product

      By Rick

      from Longmont, CO

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Design
      • Heavy duty
      • Powerful
      • Quite for a Planer
      • Very Smooth Finish

      Cons

      • Basic Thickness Gauge

      Best Uses

      • Any inside of 15"
      • Home Use
      • Professional Use

      Comments about 15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead:

      This is one GREAT product. I have owned it for over six months now and it has impressed several of my woodworking friends!! It isn't cheap, but as they always say, "You get what you pay for". The wood exits the planer using the Byrd Shelix head so smooth it needs almost no sanding and would be ready to go straight to painting in most cases. It is a very powerful machine and has not shown any strain, even when cutting 12" Black Walnut. It also does very well on figured woods, with very little tear out. I have been extremely satisfied and would recommend this product to anyone. I only wish it had a better thickness gauge.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Planer

      By JKLawton

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Design
      • Powerful
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about 15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead:

        I bought this machine to replace an old Parks 12" 3-knife cutter head. What a difference. The Powermatic machine is MUCH quieter and leaves a beautiful finish with only tiny 'ripples' that can be sanded smooth easily. Necessity for sanding has been greatly reduced. Grain tear out is virtually a thing of the past. Machine can be rolled around easily for use in small shops. I suspect that the one set of carbide 4-sided cutter inserts will last me for 10 years or more.

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          Q:

          How does the PM stack up against the same options but with the brand JET they look similar why the cost difference. and yes i know they are basically the same company
          Asked on 2/7/2014 by steve from Cedar city Utah

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            A:

            Powermatic and Jet are the both divisions of the JPW Industries.

            Answered on 3/13/2014 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
        • 15HH 15-in 1-Phase 3-Horsepower 230 Volt Deluxe Planer with Byrd Shelix Cutterhead

          Q:

          I was told I could save a little money if the item was delivered to a location that had a forklift. Is that correct? Also I wanted to order a depth gauge with this planer but could not find where I could add it. PS I have had my 8" jointer for over 30 years and love it.
          Asked on 12/1/2013 by Lee from Livingston, Texas 77351

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            A:

            This planner requires a lift gate to be delivered. If you can have it delivered to a location with a loading dock or a forklift this would save you the lift gate fee.

            Answered on 12/17/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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