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The rugged fence is easily adjustable.
The three-knife cutter-head is easy to set, and blade changes are simple and quick. View larger.
The one-horsepower, one-Ph, 115-volt motor is mounted within the cabinet and can be converted to use 230-volt power. It's also located on a special mount within the base cabinet for easy belt-tension adjustments.
The base contains a dust collection chute that evacuates debris from below the cutter-head and guides the debris to the exterior four-inch diameter port near the floor for less mess, better air quality, and improved visibility of the work piece.
Three-Knife Cutter-Head for Smooth Cuts
The Powermatic 54A features a three-knife cutter-head fitted with adjustment cams that make setting knife heights both easy and accurate.
Each knife is made from high-quality steel for long-lasting performance. And since the knives are secured by a set of four gib screws and a gib plate, they are easy to change and set.
Generous Table Size and Easy Adjustability
With a width of 7-1/4 inches and length of 66 inches, the Powermatic 54A has the longest tables available in its class, so it provides plenty of support for large work pieces.
The tables are precision ground to ensure flatness, and each is mounted on dovetailed ways that keep them aligned through height changes. For added convenience, you can adjust the out-feed table height via a hand wheel mounted below the table.
Additionally, an easy-to-read scale on the front side of the in-feed table allows quick and precise setting of specific cut changes, and a finger-operated gib screw locks the table in position once it is set.
Precisely Ground Fence
Like the tables, the cast-iron fence system is precisely ground. It tilts up to 45 degrees towards and away from the tables. Fully adjustable stops at 90 degrees (vertical) and each 45-degree position make setup fast and help keep the Powermatic 54A accurate.
For added convenience, the fence controls are center mounted, and a push-button switch is lockable to prevent accidental starting.
The Powermatic 54A is backed by a five-year warranty.
What's in the Box
One Powermatic 54A, one jointer stand, one door with mounting hardware, one dust chute with mounting hardware, one jointer assembly, one fence assembly, one pulley cover, one belt, one cutter-head guard, two hold-downs, one hardware bag, one fence handle, all necessary tools, manual, and warranty card.
This jointer comes with two hold-down pads to protect your hands.
This is my first jointer. I was very nervous about setting it up, tuning it, and even using it! Let me share my experience
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Wow- what an upgrade. I had been using an old Craftsman jointer that I bought on Craigslist, and I was nothing but frustrated. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JBChicago
I spec'ed this jointer for purchase by the high school woodshop I help to teach. It replaced an ancient (50 yr. old?) Rockwell unit that was just too far gone. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BillinNederland CO
I had my dad's Craftsman 6" jointer for several years, but wanted a longer infeed table. I have other powermatic equipment, so after research I chose this one. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A Professional Consumer
I have to be honest for a machine this big and in this price range I prefer to put my hands on it. But I gave amazon a try. Read morePublished 10 months ago by oscar m brown jr
Great machine from the start, east to set up, easy to run, accurate, blades are very durable, in use everydayPublished 10 months ago by Deerpark Creations
First, I had no trouble with assembling ANY part of this machine as some others have mentioned.
Cuts wood glass-smooth. Read more
This is my first jointer. So far, it is awesome. Assembly was far easier than I expected. Probably took less than an hour to put it together. Read morePublished 21 months ago by MikeyV
For better or for worse I've entered a stage in my woodworking where benchtop and portable tools just aren't sufficient. I retired my Bosch 4000 and replaced it with a 3HP Unisaw. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Steven A. Wacksman