All of the issues can be resolved easily. Runs quietly but powerfully. Softwood perfomance is above average. Powermatic, you hit a homerun with this product. It's a good product and worth the money.
Powermatic 1791213 Features & Specs
The helical cutterhead on this planer provides smoother cutting and a finer finish than conventional knives, and the 74 four-sided indexable carbide knife inserts do not require adjustment after installing.
Powerful 3HP TEFC motor controlled by magnetic switch for safety.
Three V-belts transfer maximum power to the cutterhead.
Serrated steel infeed roller and smooth steel outfeed roller allow for 1/8-Inch maximum depth of cut and trouble-free operation.
Large cast iron handwheel positions table quickly and easily.
Power Source: Corded-electric
Batteries Included?: No
Batteries Required?: No
Product Warranty: Five year limited warranty
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Powermatic 1791213 Final Thoughts
Unpacking and assembly took less than 10 minutes. This Benchtop Planer is rock solid. It has never given me a problem. Very easy to use and effective. It has never given me a problem.