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Rikon adds jointers with helical cutterheads

Rikon’s 6” and 8” helical jointers.

Rikon’s 6” and 8” helical jointers.

Rikon has introduced two new jointers, a 6” model 20-106H and 8” model 20-108H, featuring four-row helical cutterheads with four-sided carbide inserts.

“The biggest benefit on the jointer is having a spiral helical head for producing smoother, cleaner cuts,” says Joe Taylor, Rikon’s director of sales.

“The spiral design is also quieter than a straight knife cutter. Maintenance wise, it’s less cumbersome because if a cutter gets chipped, you can just replace one cutter or rotate them because it has four sides, versus having to remove the whole knife.”

The 6” jointer features a 1-hp, 110-volt motor and an overall length of 47-1/2”. The 8” jointer offers a 2-hp, 220-volt motor and an overall length of 73-1/2”.

Rikon’s 6” and 8” helical jointers.

Rikon’s 6” and 8” helical jointers.

Both machines have cast-iron infeed and outfeed tables, a quick depth setting mechanism with scale, rack-and-pinion cast-iron adjustable fences that tilt from 90 to 45 degrees, spring-loaded safety guards, 4” dust ports, and front-mounted on/off safety switches, according to Rikon.

The 6” and 8” jointers sell for $1,400 and $1,900, respectively.

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This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue.

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