|Review by ToddTurner||posted 01-02-2012 04:45 PM||5920 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
- Powermatic 209HH, 20" Planer, 5HP 1PH 230V, with Byrd® Cutterhead
- Brand: Powermatic | Category: Planers
There is nothing negative to say about this machine in the way of performance. I am lucky (see my posts about the best thing i have-wife) to have a wife who supports my hobby for the sake of my sanity!
The machine is absolutely perfect and the helical head reduces the noise to about 1/3 of the Ridgid lunchbox I had-the R4330 3 blade, which was great as a starter. You dont, but should, even need hearing protection when running it. I can even still hear the radio when its planing.
Most importantly is peformance. How does glass-like finish sound? ‘Nuff said! Im sure there is a reason there are no swivel casters on it, but i dont know that reason. But the casters are slick and slide sideways pretty easily.
As for delivery of the machine-Powermatic doesnt discount very much but i did catch the last day of the sale on the 30th of December. The guys at Woodcraft helped me graciously load it and gave me a free dust collector adapter and a discount on lumber. Not all of them do it and you may not get the same, I got lucky. It weighs about 900lbs and it took my bucket loader on my New Holland 55hp diesel (slowed it down a bit!) to get it off the truck. But it went well and i did it by myself.