This heavy duty planer offers performance and value, loaded with standard features not found on other machines in its class. The powerful 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity will handle the most demanding work. The helical cutterhead provides quieter operation and finer finishing than conventional systems, and the four-sided knife inserts seat themselves without requiring a set-up gauge. The 5" dust port connects easily to any dust collector. The anti-kickback fingers and pressure bar are located in close proximity to the cutterhead for an exceptional finish. The solid cast iron base, table and head are designed for production. The 2-speed oil bath gearbox transmits full power to feed rollers and facilitates fast speed changes at 24 and 31 FPM. The gearbox can be changed to 4-speed with the included gear to run lower speeds of 16 and 20 FPM. The corrugated infeed and fine groove outfeed rollers ensure a smooth feed. The precision ground and polished cast iron table rides on four steel columns giving it plenty of support for the larger workpiece. Heavy cast iron extension wings ensure a flat, smooth cut.
The Byrd® SHELIX® helical cutterhead with 100 knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems5HP motor and 20" planing capacity for heavy duty workFully enclosed base cabinet with integrated casters for shop mobilityCast iron table with extensions creates a big 55-1/2" x 20" working areaFour feed speeds - 24 and 31 FPM, 16 and 20 FPM with gear change - provide versatilityFeed rollers and cutterhead supported by full cast iron head assembly for rigidityStandard Equipment:Byrd® helical cutterhead with knife inserts5" diameter dust portCast iron extension tables
Cutterhead Speed (RPM)5,000
Cutterhead Diameter (In.)3-3/16
Number of Knives99 Four-Sided Inserts
Maximum Depth of Cut (In.)3/32
Maximum Planing Width (In.)20
Maximum Planing Thickness (In.)8
Minimum Planing Length (In.)6-3/4
Feed Rate (FPM)24, 31; 16, 20 with Gear Change
Number of Speeds4
Bed Rollers Adjustable from FrontN.A.
Table Size (L x W) (In.)20 x 55-1/2
Table Support4 Column
Digital ReadoutInch / Metric
Dust Collection Minimum CFM Required (CFM)900
Dust Port Outside Diameter (In.)5
Motor Power (HP)5
Motor Voltage (V.)230
Gross weight : 911 lbs.