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Type of machine

Jointer

Manufacturer

Powermatic

Designed in

United States

Aimed at

Hobbyists,
Semi-Professionals

Production status

New

Prices from

$2499.99

Specifications
Jointing width: 203 mm Power: 1500 W
Max jointing depth: 12.7 mm Tables length: 1854 mm
Type of Cutters: Helical Head Cutters Fence Tilt: -45 to 45 °
Fence length: 965 mm Working height: 813 mm

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The Powermatic 60HH is an 8-inch jointer with helical head cutters. It is nearly identical to the Powermatic 60C, which only has standard blades.

Helical head cutters are quieter, last longer, and are easier to replace. Since the 60C doesn’t even have quick-set blades, but just traditional straight blades, the upgrade to the 60HH is very attractive. It will save you a lot of effort replacing blades, and may potentially be cheaper in the long run as well.

It is the larger brother (8 vs 6 inches) of the Powermatic 54HH, with a few upgrades. The fence has a handwheel for setting the angle, which makes it very precise and easier to use. The infeed table has a lever and a knob, which allows for quick changing and fine tuning of the table height.

The body of the machine is mounted on a classic wedge-bed dovetail base on which both the infeed and outfeed table slide up and down. Powermatic also offers two 8-inch jointers with a parallelogram design. Parallelogram jointers are better if you regularly change the height of the infeed and outfeed tables.

The 60HH cannot be used for rabbeting, unlike the 60C, which means you’re stuck with the standard blades version if making rabbets on the jointer is an essential function for you.

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Limited width

Pros

  • Helical head cutters (quieter, last longer)
  • Long tables
  • Long fence with handwheel for setting the angle
  • Lever and fine-tuning knob for infeed table height
  • Heavy and sturdy machine

Quality

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Powermatic 60HH 8-inch Jointer

General
Working height813 mm
Weight (standard configuration)185 kg
Total height1168 mm
Total width635 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Jointer
Jointing width203 mm
Max depth of cut12.7 mm
Tables length1854 mm
Type of cuttersHelical Head Cutters
Fence length965 mm
Fence tilt-45 to 45°

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