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Powermatic 1610077K Model 60B 8-Inch 2-Horsepower Jointer, 208/230-Volt 1-Phase

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  • 2 hp motor fast and smooth joining applications
  • Cast Iron fence and bed smooth feeds and precision joining
  • 3-knive cutterhead for optimal performance
  • Fine/Quick Infeed adjustment for controlled cuts
  • Completely enclosed drive and motor for longer machine life and less maintenance
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 1610077K
Item Weight364 pounds
Product Dimensions78 x 27 x 17 inches
Item model number1610077K
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #1,229,963 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight364 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableMarch 30, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

Brand Powermatic Cuts Per Minute 21000 Cutterhead Speed (RPM) 7000 Cutting Capacity (W x D/in.) 8 x 1/2 Dust Collection Minimum CFM Required 800 Dust Port Diameter (OD/in.) 4 Fence Positive Stops (deg.) 45 L, 90 , 45 R Fence Size (L x H/in.) 38 x 4-1/2 Fence Tilts (deg.) 45 L, 45 R Height 38 inch Infeed Table Length (in.) 35-1/4 Length 73 inch Model Number 60B Motor HP 2HP Motor Phase 1Ph Motor Voltage 230V Net Weight 482 pound Number of Knives (Helical/Standard) 3 standard Outfeed Table Length (in.) 35-1/2 Overall Dimensions 73 x 26 x 38 Part Number 1610077K Prewired n.a. Rabbeting Capacity (in.) 1/2 Ship Weight 510 pound Standard Knife Size (L x W x T/in.) 8 x 5/8 x 1/8 Table Height (in.) 32 Table Size (L x W/in.) 73 x 8-1/2 Width 26 inch


Featuring one of the longest beds available on the market, the Powermatic 60B Eight-Inch Jointer provides plenty of work piece support. This jointer is designed to make the smoothest cuts, even in hard materials like rough oak or maple. Also, it boasts sturdy, stable cast-iron and steel construction for optimum durability and vibration-free performance.

The 60B Eight-Inch Jointer
At a Glance:
  • Features high-speed, heat-treated M-2 steel knives for clean cuts
  • Non-slip v-belt drive and 2.0-hp motor for maximum performance
  • Drive, motor, and switch completely enclosed in sheet metal stand
  • Heavy-duty cast-iron construction for optimum durability
  • Swiveling fence with positive stops at 45 degrees left and right
5-year warranty

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This jointer features 3 high-speed, heat-treated M-2 steel knives. View larger.
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The fine/quick adjustment lever makes precision cuts easy. View larger.
Extra Length for Longer Boards
To accommodate especially long boards and provide plenty of space to work, the Powermatic 60B includes 73-inch-long adjustable in-feed and out-feed tables mounted on dovetailed ways for extra stability.

Powerful, Precise Cutting
A controlled chip cutter-head--a Powermatic exclusive with three high-speed, heat-treated M-2 steel knives--spins at 7,000 RPM, makes 21,000 cuts per minute, and reduces the chance of kickback.

Additionally, an extra long rest on the in-feed table is ideal for rabbeting.

When absolute precision is necessary, there's a fine/quick adjustment lever on the in-feed table.

Robust Two-Horsepower Motor and Non-Slip V-Belt Drive
The Powermatic 60B owes its robust performance to a two-horsepower, one-Ph, 230-volt motor and a non-slip v-belt drive for dependable operation.

For protection and longer life, the drive, motor, and switch are all completely enclosed in the sheet metal stand. A dust collection adaptor with four-inch port helps to control the amount of dirt and debris in the shop.

Center-Mounted Fence
The center mounted swiveling fence offers positive stops at 45 degrees left and right, and a plunger-type lock at 90 degrees. At the same time, a positive hold-down clamp prevents the fence from slipping.

Dimensions and Warranty Information
The Powermatic 60B measures 26 x 38 x 73 inches (W x H x D), weighs 482 pounds, and is backed by a five-year warranty.

What's in the Box
One 60B Jointer; one jointer stand with motor; one door; one dust chute; one table and fence assembly; one drive belt; one belt guard; one cutter-head guard; two push pads; one hardware bag; one knife setting gauge; manual; and warranty card.

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The center-mounted swiveling fence features positive stops for quick and precise adjustments.

Customer Reviews

It workes great.
After waiting for my powermatic jointer now for a month, I finally got it or so they tell me I did.
William I. Turner
Great idea, poor execution.
K. Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By J C Hardwood on July 21, 2004
I ordered and received my new Powermatic 60B jointer after comparing various models. I selected the Powermatic 60B based on price, features and Powermatic's reputation for quality.

The jointer I received was shipped in two packages, the first contained the base and motor, while the second contained the jointer bed, fence and cutterhead. The outer packaging used for the jointer bed consists of very thin plywood which was crushed in several places and in very bad shape overall. Fortunately there did not seem to be any obvious damage to the unit, however I believe this packaging is inadequate for its 300 lb contents.

Setup of the jointer was fairly straightforward however after squaring the fence to the infeed table, and checking against the outfeed table it was apparent that the infeed and outfeed tables were not coplanar. This was remedied by shimming the outfeed table and resetting all the knives such that they were parallel to the newly shimmed outfeed table. This took several hours and I was somewhat disappointed at having to do this with a new Powermatic jointer. The only upside is that I now have a better understanding of how to adjust the jointer bed and the knives.

After completing the setup and recalibration, I ran some test cuts and I am generally pleased with the results. The cuts are very smooth and accurate. The motor seems sufficiently powerful and reasonably smooth. The bed and fence seem very solid.

I did not have access to a jointer previously, so the new jointer is a great addition to the shop. I think the performance of the machine is good, however I believe there are some quality control issues that need to be resolved.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Bob Feeser TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 25, 2004
I have been researching buying a Powermatic jointer for quite some time. I was confused after reading the description. Further confusion set in when the Powermatic.com site listed the 60A and nothing on the 60B.
In the manufacturers description area here on the Amazon page, it states sheet metal beds. The only thing that is sheet metal is the stand, not the bed. The bed is cast iron.
I was concerned because the previous models, number 60, and 60A were made in USA and cost approx eighteen hundred dollars. This new one is made in Taiwan and a little more than half of that price. I talked to Powermatic about it, and they insisted that they are still being made to Powermatic specifications.
Another point is that the shipping weight is listed at 435 pounds, yet in the manufacturers description on this page, and on the Powermatic site, they list it at 280 pounds. That is correct for the bed, except that they do not include the stand, shippped in a separate box, which houses the motor, and is another 113 pounds. Add some more weight for crating, and there you have the 435.
At first I was a little hesitant at the Taiwan manufacturing, but I just received the Powermatic 719A chisel Mortiser which is made in Taiwan, and it really is built to Powermatic specs. I just received the Powermatic 66 5HP table saw, and that one is made in the USA. What a machine.
Doing woodwork for a living really brings out the limitations of your equipment. When you are the occasional weekend warrior, you have the time to make up for that. When time is of the essence, the Gold Standard is the way to go.
For example; I had a Sears professional 6 inch jointer and it spun at 15,000 knife cuts per minute instead of 21,000 like this Pmatic.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mark Oveson on August 8, 2004
I got a Powermatic 60B this spring when it first became available. Having formerly owned a 54A, which is a splended machine, I was excited to check out what I hoped would be the same thing in a larger size. This did not turn out to be the case.

I had several minor problems and one biggie. The minor problems included a bracket that interfered with raising the infeed table to full height (I cut off a bit with a Dremel tool), and the infeed table stop assembly on the back, which was not centered and so did not allow full range of motion (I added a few washers to provide adequate clearance).

The big problem is one I can't fix, and apparently Powermatic can't either. I got out "The Judge," my 36-inch Starrett straight edge, to check flatness of the tables. Both infeed and outfeed tables were badly dished. My original jointer and two replacement units all showed unacceptable dishing in the tables, ranging from .008" to .012" measured on the diagonal across the full length of the tables. Powermatic's stated tolerance is .005".

I expect my jointer tables to be the flattest surfaces in my shop. I could not justify paying the Powermatic premium and winding up with a unit that far out of spec. To Powermatic's credit, they took back the unit and the two attempted replacements and tell me I'll get a full refund.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Randall S. on June 6, 2004
I purchased a brand new Powermatic 60B and waited 4 months for delivery. It arrived with the outfeed table protruding 6" out of the crate. There did not appear to be any machine damage but it had obviously seen rough handling. The jointer was fully assembled and only needed to be lifted from it's crate and mounted to the completely assembled jointer stand. Immediately, we noticed that the center four support feet of the jointer were 1/16" above the center of the stand. There was no support for the center of the jointer. Powermatic's Tech. Service representative stated this was normal to all the PM 8" jointers. This appears to be incorrect as the 2004 Jet catalog clearly depicts a PM 60B jointer with the center feet in full contact with the stand. I have also seen an earlier PM 60A with all 8 support feet in full contact with the stand. Two weeks ago a PM 60A on ebay had a large photo clearly depicting full contact of the four center support feet with the stand. Powermatic would have no reason to design and manufacture the four center support feet if they were not intended to be functional.
The jointer finish was beautiful. No scratches or blemishes of any kind. Even on the outfeed table end that had penetrated through the crate before it arrived at the dealer. After it was fully cleaned, we checked the tables for flatness using a Starrett 36" straight edge. Not a 36" scale - but a precision ground straight edge that was verified on a granite surface plate using thickness gages and a back light before the jointer's tables were checked for flatness. No gage, even a .001" gage, would fit between the straight edge and the surface plate at any point, and no light could be seen between the straight edge and the surface plate.
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