One innovative line includes Powermatic parallelogram jointers. They have integrated infeed and outfeed tables shaped as parallelograms that make depth-of-cut adjustments much smoother and quicker. The innovative shape of the ground-cast-iron bed of these power tools also maintains more consistent contact between the material and cutter head, enhancing the precision of edge and face surfacing.
Other features of these jointers include non-marring fence inserts and fence tilt with five positive stops forward to 45 degrees. Some come equipped with infeed extension rests to accommodate rabetting and several have three sets of high-speed, heat-treated steel knives instead of a helical design. Most models have ports for hookup to dust collection systems, which are also universal accessories for such tools as Powermatic sanders.
Jointers are one of the classes of industrial-grade woodworking tools that professionals use to prepare stock and boards for subsequent phases of the woodworking process. Cutting tools such as Powermatic saws and finishing tools like sanders benefit from the precision of jointers for providing rough stock that is straight and smooth. Choose Powermatic jointers as the first step in getting woodworking projects done correctly and efficiently.