This heavy duty planer offers performance and value, loaded with standard features not found on other machines in its class.
Powerful 5HP motor and 20″ planing capacity will handle the most demanding work
5″ dust port connects easily to any dust collector
Cutterhead has 4 high speed steel knives and turns at 5,000 RPM producing 20,000 cuts per minute
Anti-kickback fingers and pressure bar are located in close proximity to the cutterhead for an exceptional finish
Solid cast iron base, table and head are designed for production
2-speed oil bath gearbox transmits full power to feed rollers and facilitates fast speed changes at 24 and 31 FPM
Gearbox can be changed to 4-speed with the included gear to run lower speeds of 16 and 20 FPM
Corrugated infeed and fine groove outfeed rollers ensure a smooth feed
Precision ground and polished cast iron table rides on 4 steel posts giving it plenty of support for the larger workpiece
Heavy cast iron extension wings ensure a flat, smooth cut
Shipping weight 860 lb.
From a family operated corn milling operation in McMinnville, TN to today’s 400,000 square foot facility in LaVergne, TN, the evolution of Powermatic has echoed the success of American business ingenuity throughout the 20th Century and into the new millennium. In 1921, Leonard F. Smith, Sr. was a seller of timber and rough-cut lumber in the McMinnville community of middle Tennessee. He believed he could make a better product to sell if he first planed the wood himself. Instead of purchasing a planing machine from an existing manufacturer, he decided to build his own in his workshop on the family farm. Upon completion, he used it in his lumber and timber business. Shortly afterward an individual offered to purchase the machine. Mr. Smith used the money to build four more planers, which he offered for sale to others he knew in the lumber industry. These sold quickly and as word spread of the quality of these machines, demand increased. Mr. Smith decided to leave the lumber industry and engage full time in the manufacturing business. The growth of the company demanded a move to larger facilities. In 1928, Mr. Smith named his company Powermatic, and moved his business into an old blacksmith shop in town. He introduced several new products including sanding machines, drill presses, and the industry’s latest invention, the Tilting Arbor Table Saw. Through the 1940’s several progressively larger factories were occupied as the demand for Powermatic products grew. In 1954, the company, now run by Mr. Smith’s sons, bought land on the edge of town and built a 38,000 square foot facility specifically tailored to their operations. In 1958, Powermatic took a unique step in the industry by establishing its own 50,000 square foot foundry. This enabled the company to keep tight control on the precision and quality of its castings and to ensure that the Meehanite ™ process, still in use today, would put the company at the forefront of the woodworking machinery manufacturing process for years to come. In 1966, the Smith brothers sold their business to Houdaille Industries. Although owned by a Fortune 500 Company, Powermatic continued to be influenced by the local community and run in autonomous fashion. In April of 1986, Powermatic was purchased and operated as a division of DeVlieg-Bullard, Inc. In October of 1999 Powermatic was purchased by WMH, who already owned Jet Tools, and Performax Products. These three companies along with the Wilton Tool Company were grouped together to form the WMH Tool Group. In 2014, Powermatic was purchased, along with its sister brands by Tenex Group and are now grouped together to form JPW Industries Inc., as they are still knowns today. In July 2001, a “NEW” Powermatic emerged and a strategic business decision was made to pursue the general purpose industrial woodworking machinery market much more aggressively. From a family operated corn mill to a world class leader of industrial woodworking machinery, we remain… The Gold Standard Since 1921.™
Free standard freight is offered on this item
Your order will ship in 2-5 business days. Delivery will be an additional 2-9 business days depending on your location and warehouse availability.
Express or overnight shipping is not available for this product.
Ships by Ground to the 48 contiguous states. Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, APOs, US Territories, Canada or other foreign countries.
Freight and LTL carriers are not responsible for product setup.
While many carriers will deliver products to the ground, they are only responsible for “back of truck” deliveries. To assure ground delivery, you may purchase “lift gate delivery” at checkout.
Return & Warranty Policy
All shipments must be inspected and any damage reported within 3 days of receipt:
All returns must be pre-approved. Any non-warranty returns must be unused and in original packaging. A 25% restock fee will apply. Customer pays return freight.
Because this item is purchased and shipped directly from the manufacturer the product falls under JPW warranty.