The Byrd SHELIX helical cutterhead with 99 knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finishes.
The fully enclosed base cabinet has integrated casters for shop mobility.
Built atop a fully enclosed, welded-steel base cabinet, it's equipped with a powerful five-horsepower, 230-volt, one-phase, TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor mounted within the base cabinet to provide 20-inch planing capacity. Three V-belts running on precision-machined, multi-groove pulleys ensure smooth power transmission, while a built-in, locking-caster system makes moving the 801-pound 209HH around the shop easy, and keeps it stable during use.
Byrd Helical Cutterhead
Despite carrying the helical moniker, many cutterhead designs retain many of the liabilities of the long blade designs. In contrast, the 209HH uses a Byrd helical cutterhead, which is second to none in terms of efficiency, produced surface quality, and the long-lived cutting inserts.
The Byrd cutterhead is so effective because its 99 carbide inserts are arranged in spiral-shaped rows, have a four-inch radius ground into them, and are mounted so that they approach the wood at a 14-degree angle. The result is a true shear cut that dramatically reduces impact and the resulting fiber disturbance other cutterhead designs deliver. The 209HH is also very quiet during operation.
Feeds and Rollers
The planer has two material-feed-rate ranges with four actual speeds: 24/31 feet per minute for rough dimensioning and 16/20 feet per minute with gear change for a silky-smooth surface. A simple push/pull knob on the side easily controls the feed rates, as well as a chain and sprocket that allow you to change to a second set of feed rates.
Safe, Dependable Design
For dependability, a serrated, steel infeed roller and a smooth steel outfeed roller--each precisely set at the factory--include user-accessible adjustments to keep the 209HH tuned for years to come. For enhanced operator safety, there's a row of closely spaced anti-kickback fingers under the infeed side of the cutterhead housing. They automatically engage the wood as it enters the cutterhead and help prevent it from being kicked out. Also, the top rollers make moving long stock back for another cut easy and safe.
Durable, Stable Construction and Dust Collection
The 209HH is built to last, with a solid cast-iron base, table, and head, and a precision-ground and polished cast-iron, 20- x 25-1/2-inch (W x D) table that rides on four steel columns--plenty of support for large workpieces. And heavy, cast-iron extension wings ensure a flat, smooth cut. To help maintain a cleaner, healthier work environment, there's a five-inch dust port that connects easily to any dust collector.
The 209HH is backed by a five-year warranty.
What's in the Box
209HH Planer; one dust hood; two cast-iron extension tables; one handwheel; one handle; one low-speed gear kit; two hardware bags; one owner's manual; and one warranty card.