Model#: PWMN1791317K

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Powermatic 54HH 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Jointer with Helical Cutterhead

  • Powermatic 54HH 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Jointer with Helical Cutterhead
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The 54HH Jointer features a helical cutterhead with 40 four-sided indexable carbide knife inserts, which provides a superior finish and quieter operation compared to conventional cutterheads. The inserts require no adjustment once they are installed. Oversized infeed and outfeed tables are mounted on dovetailed ways. The fence is 38 in. in length with positive stops at 90 degrees; and 45 degrees right and left. The fine/quick adjustment lever on the infeed table offers quick setups with precision-controlled depth of cut. The heavy steel stand features a 1 HP motor with a non-slip V-belt drive for maximum performance. The 4 in. dust port offers easy connection to any dust collection system.
  • Helical cutterhead with four-sided knife inserts provide a smoother, quieter cut and a finer finish than conventional systems
  • 66 in. long adjustable infeed and outfeed tables provide more working surface
  • Fine and quick adjustment lever on infeed table for precision cuts
  • Extra-long 38 in. two-way tilting fence with positive stops provide quick-position for 90° or bevel cuts
  • Enlarged sheet metal stand provides a sturdy base
  • 1 HP motor offers plenty of power
  • Fence controls are center-mounted for convenience
  • Push button switch is lockable to prevent accidental starting
  • 4 in. port for dust collection
  • 54HH 6 in. Jointer - 1791317K
  • Helical Cutterhead
  • (2) Push Blocks
  • Dust Collection Port
  • Cutterhead Guard
  • Industrial Push-Button Switch


AC Voltage: 115/230V
Cutterhead Speed (RPM): 6000
Cutterhead Style: Helical
Dust Port: 4 in.
Fence Height: 4 in.
Fence Length: 38 in.
Fence Stops: 3
Fence Tilt (Front): 45 Degrees
Fence Tilt (Rear): 45 Degrees
Horsepower: 1
Knife Length: 0.59 in.
Knife Thickness: 0.10 in.
Knife Width: 0.59 in.
Max. Cut Capacity (Depth): 1/2 in.
Max. Cut Capacity (Width): 6 in.
Motor Phase: 1
No. of Knives: 40
PreWired Voltage: 115V
Table Dimensions: 66 in. x 7-1/4 in.
Table Height: 31-1/2 in.


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  • 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Jointer with Helical Cutterhead


    i would like to know the wt. of 54hh,, not the shipping wt. thank you,, doug stead
    Asked on 7/25/2016 by doug, pretty new to this hobby from celina texas,, dallas

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      The assembled weight for model 1791317K is 317lbs

      Answered on 8/4/2016 by Taylor from Atlanta,GA
  • 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Jointer with Helical Cutterhead


    Do Helical Cutterheads last a long time and are they worth having when you eventually have to replace them? They are rather expensive to replace. Are they hard to set? MS thanks.
    Asked on 2/23/2016 by MS. from Church Hill Tennessee

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      Helical head inserts are carbide sharpened on four sides. Carbide cutters last 10 times longer than high speed steel. Even in a production environment 1 set of inserts could possibly last 2 or 3 years. There is no "setting". Loosen the screw, remove the dull tool, install the new tool ( make sure the mark on the insert is pointing in the same direction as the others) replace and tighten the screw. Done. With the longevity of the 4 sided cutters and the ease of installation, absolutely worth the cost. Hope this helps! RR
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      Answered on 2/23/2016 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      Helical cutter heads typically last longer than standard blades. The major benefit of a Helical head is due to the small number of blades that hit the surface of the material at the same time, thus providing a much smoother finish.

      Answered on 2/25/2016 by Ray from Atlanta
    • Staff Reviewer


      Helical cutter heads typically last longer than standard blades. The major benefit of a Helical head is due to the small number of blades that hit the surface of the material at the same time, thus providing a much smoother finish.

      Answered on 2/25/2016 by Ray from Atlanta
  • 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Jointer with Helical Cutterhead


    Is there a mobile base for the 54hh?
    Asked on 2/15/2015 by Gary from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      Hi Gary,

      Yes. The model number of the model base is 2042374. Also, we will be running a 15% off sale soon. For more information, please contact Raymond Charles at 1-866-577-3014 ext: 27108 or email

      Answered on 2/17/2015 by Ray from Atlanta
  • 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Jointer with Helical Cutterhead


    I live in Indiana. How do you ship this Machine?
    Asked on 8/18/2013 by Poppy Baker from Noblesville, In

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      This item would ship directly from Powermatic. It would ship by a carrier.

      Answered on 8/19/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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