Model#: PWMN1791279DXK

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Powermatic 54A 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Deluxe Jointer with Quick Auto-Set Knives

  • Powermatic 54A 6 in. 1-Phase 1-Horsepower 115/230V Deluxe Jointer with Quick Auto-Set Knives
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This 54A Jointer features the exclusive controlled chip cutterhead from Powermatic with three high-speed steel knives. Oversized infeed and outfeed tables are mounted on dovetailed ways and have a built-in rabbeting ledge. The fence is 38 in. in length with positive stops at 90 degrees and 45 degrees right and left. The fine and quick adjustment lever on the infeed table offers quick setups with precision-controlled depth of cut. The heavy steel stand features a powerful motor with a non-slip V-belt drive for maximum performance. The 4 in. dust port offers easy connection to any dust collection system.
  • 66 in. long adjustable infeed and outfeed beds mounted on dovetailed ways
  • Controlled chip cutterhead, a Powermatic exclusive, to control kickback
  • The cutterhead features three auto-set knives that automatically align themselves in the cutterhead
  • 38 in. extra-long fence
  • New fine and quick adjustment lever on infeed table for precision cuts
  • Enlarged sheet metal stand
  • Powerful 1 HP TEFC motor
  • Spring-loaded front guard and fixed rear guard
  • 4 in. dust collection port
  • Two-way tilting fence with positive stops at 45 degrees and 90 degrees
  • Conveniently center-mounted fence controls
  • Rabbeting ledge is built into tables
  • 54A 6 in. Deluxe Jointer - 1791279DXK
  • (3) High-Speed, Heat-Treated Auto-Set Steel Knives
  • Rout-R-Lift System
  • Dust Collection Port
  • Cutterhead Guard
  • Industrial Push-Button Switch


AC Voltage: 115/230V
Amperage: 13A/6.5A
Cuts Per Minute (CPM): 18000
Cutterhead Speed (RPM): 6000
Cutterhead Style: Standard
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: 6-1/16 in.
Knife Thickness: 5/64 in.
Knife Width: 3/4 in.
Max. Cut Capacity (Depth): 1/2 in.
Max. Cut Capacity (Width): 6 in.
Motor Phase: 1
No. of Knives: 3
PreWired Voltage: 115V
Rabbeting Ledge: 9 in. x 2-1/2 in.
Table Dimensions: 66 in. x 7-1/4 in.
Table Height: 31-1/2 in.



4.8 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (10)
Easy To Use (7)
Powerful (6)
Best Uses
Home Repair (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I finally bought the best
The only problem with the unit was after doing a check on the setup, I found the fence to be about 1/16th or more out of square. Powermatic sent me a new fence and it is right on. It is a very heavy unit which accounts for the stability of the unit when jointing.
June 17, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Amazing results!
I have owned this for about three monthes and it is an awesome jointer. It has plenty of power and i could not ask for more out of it. It gives a perfectly flat edge with absolutly no snipe. Looking forward to purchasing a powermatic planer. Quality is unsurpassed!!!
December 20, 2010
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
It's hard to beat Powermatic
My other Powermatic Jointer was used when I got it in the 70's and is still going. It outlasts the ability to get replacement parts. The new one is very nice- longer bed, accurate and smooth operation right out of the box. An option for carbide knives would have been great.
January 2, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
still the gold standard
Received the jointed 4 days after ordering CPO is lightint fast on shipments. Set up took an hour and half, although I anticipated half the day. Once I unpacked it and assembled it I and checked it for flatness and parallel with a 50" machined straight edge and both outfeed table and indeed tables where dead on at .001" from each other I was impressed that it was like that straight from a box. I checked the cutter head with the deluxe a-line-it jig (dial indicator) and the cutter head and knives where .0005" from the the outfeed table and parallel across. This machine for me was dead on accurate straight from the manufacturer. The only thing that wasn't set properly was the fence's 90 degree stop. But that took less than a minute to adjust. Great jointer. My only wish is I went with a 8" jointer, I'm out of 220 power in the shop and not in budget to upgrade panel.
April 30, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
#1 shop tool
In my opinion, this is the best jointer out there, and I've used several. Solid, stable, and depenable. It gets a good work out weekly.
March 18, 2014
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
About as good as it gets in a 110 volt.
making some new bathroom cabinets, this will make t so much easier.
January 2, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Great Product
I replaced a 6" jointer with a 36" bed. the Powermatic out of the box was set up to go to work. Jointed six foot curly maple boards with very little chipout. What a great machine. If you have a small shop like I do I highly recommend getting the trolley. It is so easy to move around the shop and lock down. Makes it easier to store.
August 4, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
A joy to use
After starting with a bench top jointer and moving up to a stationery unit from central machinery ( harbor freight ) for many years, this unit is a pleasure to use and own. Set up was simple and the instructions straight forward. My unit required almost no tuning. My only " complaint" ...a physiological one... is that the unit is no longer made in the USA.
May 4, 2016
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Long bed is a real advantage
I replaced an 60 yr old Delta 4" Jointer that I never was able to get to do a decent job even on edges. I have only used it a little but so far it has worked well. The longer bed was onoe of the things that drew me to it over the other 6" jointers since I was begining a project that needed 6 ft boards.
July 28, 2015
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good product
Good assembly instructions. Performs very well.
December 15, 2012

Questions & Answers

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what i need to know is how to adjust the beds on this machine. i'm getting snipe on the left bed. also i've misplaced the instructions that came with the machine, i would like to be able to make a copy relating to this situation. thanks
help! ron on Jan 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Here is the link to the down load a copy of the manual:
Where do I find replacement blades for my Powermatic 54A??I would look into this before buying one.I can't find any on Amazon.
Husker Woodworker on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do sell the blades for this Jointer. The model number is J6-KQC.
What is the "Rout R Lift". I see what looks like a foot pedal at the bottom of the base. Is this a self mobile base?
daneschilling on Sep 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Rout-R-Lift adds versatility to your Powermatic table saw by turning the extension table into a router table. Simply mount your router to the Rout-R-Lift and place it in the pre-cut hole of the extension table

This jointer will not include a mobile base however the base is available as an optional accessory. That model number is 2042374. For additional questions, please contact Raymond Charles at 1-866-577-3014 ext: 27108.
What is the height of the jointer work surface?
Gary on Dec 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Table Height from Floor is 31-1/2".


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