This heavy duty planer offers performance and value, loaded with standard features not found on other machines in its class. The powerful 5 HP motor and 20 In. planing capacity will deal with the most demanding work. The helical cutter head provides quieter operation and finer finishing than conventional systems, and the four-sided knife inserts seat themselves without requiring a set-up gauge. The 5 In. dust port connects easily to any dust collector. The anti-kickback fingers and pressure bar are positioned in close proximity to the cutter head for an exceptional finish. The solid cast iron base, table and head are designed for production. The 2-speed oil bath gearbox transmits full power to feed rollers and facilitates fast speed changes at 24 and 31 FPM. The gearbox may also be changed to 4-speed with the included gear to run lower speeds of 16 and 20 FPM. The corrugated Infeed and fine groove
Featuring robust construction, a powerful motor, precision-cut depth adjustments and the legendary Byrd helical cutterhead, the Five-Horsepower, One-Phase, 230-Volt Powermatic 1791315 209HH Planer with Byrd Cutterhead sets the usual for brand new planers. It as it should be dimensions wood with parallel faces and produces an ultra-smooth, tear-out-free surface, making it ideal for any serious woodworker.
The Byrd SHELIX helical cutterhead with 99 knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finishes.
The fully enclosed base cabinet has integrated casters for shop mobility.
Performance and Value
Capable of 3/32-inch-deep cuts on most stock widths, the 209HH comes with many standard features not found on other machines in its class.
Built atop an absolutely enclosed, welded-steel base cabinet, it is equipped with a powerful five-horsepower, 230-volt, one-phase, TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor mounted within the base cabinet to provide 20-inch planing capacity. Three V-belts running on precision-machined, multi-groove pulleys ensure smooth power transmission, at the same time as a built-in, locking-caster system makes moving the 801-pound 209HH around the shop easy, and assists in keeping it stable throughout use.
Byrd Helical Cutterhead
Despite carrying the helical moniker, many cutterhead designs retain some of the liabilities of the long blade designs. In contrast, the 209HH uses a Byrd helical cutterhead, which is second to none on the subject of efficiency, produced surface quality, and the long-lived cutting inserts.
The Byrd cutterhead is so effective because its 99 carbide inserts are arranged in spiral-shaped rows, have a four-inch radius ground into them, and are mounted in order that they approach the wood at a 14-degree angle. The result is a true shear cut that dramatically reduces have an effect on and the resulting fiber disturbance other cutterhead designs deliver. The 209HH may be very quiet throughout operation.
Feeds and Rollers
The planer has two material-feed-rate ranges with four actual speeds: 24/31 feet per minute for rough dimensioning and 16/20 feet per minute with gear change for a silky-smooth surface. A simple push/pull knob on the side easily controls the feed rates, in addition to a chain and sprocket that assist you to change to a second set of feed rates.
Safe, Dependable Design
For dependability, a serrated, steel infeed roller and a smooth steel outfeed roller–every precisely set on the factory–include user-accessible adjustments to keep the 209HH tuned for future years. For enhanced operator safety, there is a row of closely spaced anti-kickback fingers under the infeed side of the cutterhead housing. They robotically engage the wood as it enters the cutterhead and assist prevent it from being kicked out. Also, the top rollers make moving long stock back for some other cut easy and secure.
Durable, Stable Construction and Dust Collection
The 209HH is built to last, with a solid cast-iron base, table, and head, and a precision-ground and polished cast-iron, 20- x 25-1/2-inch (W x D) table that rides on four steel columns–a lot of beef up for large workpieces. And heavy, cast-iron extension wings ensure a flat, smooth cut. To assist take care of a cleaner, healthier work environment, there is a five-inch dust port that connects easily to any dust collector.
The 209HH is backed by a five-year warranty.
What’s in the Box
209HH Planer; one dust hood; two cast-iron extension tables; one handwheel; one deal with; one low-speed gear kit; two hardware bags; one owner’s manual; and one warranty card.
The Byrd SHELIX helical cutterhead with 99 knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems
5HP motor and 20-inch planing capacity for heavy duty work