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Author Topic: Any feedback on Powermatic  (Jet) planers?  (Read 1379 times)

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Any feedback on Powermatic  (Jet) planers?
« on: February 05, 2004, 04:25:06 AM »
Im looking into ordering a model 209 powermatic planer, 20" 5hp single phase.  It is a relatively new model.  The price tag is attractive at $1699.

Any feedback from powermatic users about overall quality and durability as well as customer service?

Thanks.

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Re: Any feedback on Powermatic (Jet) planers?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2004, 04:50:19 AM »
I have the Jet 15" that is like the 20" powermatic. Have not had any problems with it. Pretty easy to change knives, does a good job planing. Make sure you have a strong dust collector.

If your budget can stand it I like the spiral cutterheads over the straight knives. I'm going to sell mine this fall and get one.

(Patty never reads this section) ;D

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Re: Any feedback on Powermatic (Jet) planers?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2004, 06:59:46 AM »
For whats it's worth.
I have been able to order parts for some 20 and 25 year old Powermatic tools. Powermatic tells me everytime I order something that it may not be available next time. But I think for them to still have new parts for 25 year machines says something. I am not sure if this holds true for there lower end tools or not. Most of my stuff is the good old super heavy commerical tools.
Richard

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Re: Any feedback on Powermatic (Jet) planers?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 03:33:49 PM »
Powermatic ALL the way. Might cost a tad more but worth every cent.


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