Planer - Powermatic 209HH

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Jointing and Planing • Quiz • Online Schedule
Access Policies • Safety Policies


The Powermatic 20-inch Planer 209HH is a heavy duty thickness planer that can be used to cut down boards of uniform thickness. This planer features a helical cutter head for quieter operation and finer finishing.

How to Start

  1. Get a think[box] Ability Badge: Come to think[box] and ask a Student Worker for an Ability Badge Orientation. They will ask you to read sections of the think[box] Access Policies and Safety Policies and then you will read and sign an electronic Machine Shop Access Agreement. You will be given an Ability Badge, which must be worn at all times when you are using the machine shop. Note, you are not yet approved to use the machines in the machine shop.
  2. Review the Tutorial: Read the think[box] Tutorial: Jointing and Planing and familiarize youself with the parts, terminology, and general safety information pertaining to the planer and jointer.
  3. Take the Online Safety Quiz: Take and pass the think[box] online Planer/Jointer safety quiz. You must get 100% on the quiz to pass. If you do not pass the first time, review your answers and make sure you know why you didn't pass, then take the quiz again. You may take the quiz as many times as you need to until you pass.
  4. Schedule an in Person Certification Class*: Go to the Online Scheduler to schedule a time to take the think[box] Planer/Jointer Certification Class. This is a 1.5 hour class taught by a think[box] student worker that covers basic planing and jointing safety and operation. Upon successful completion of the class, you will be given a "PLANER/JOINTER" sticker for your ability badge that grants you permission to use the think[box] planer and jointer during all open hours. 

    * If you already know how to use this equipment, please use the above link anyway and use the comments section of the online scheduler to indicate your level of familiarity with the equipment. Depending on your past experience think[box] staff are willing to expedite the certification process. 


Lumber - no plywood

Wood and Metal Shop Supplies

Technical Details

  • Table area: 25-3/4" x 20.
  • Maximum Planing Width: 20 "
  • Minimum Planing Length: 6-3/4 "
  • Planing Thickness: 1/8 - 8"

Training Calendar

The planer is scheduled on a first come, first served basis, however training sessions do take priority since they are scheduled in advance. Please look at the calendar below to see when the planer will be in use. Additionally, you can call ahead (216.368.4976) to see if the machine is in use.