A good machine for a home workshop where there is a need for a medium-sized planer thicknesser. The body and tables are constructed from rigid aluminium castings and the stand from heavy duty steel sheet, all of which give a very solid feel to the machine. The 260mm wide two blade planer block is driven by a 2.2kW motor and will prove more than adequate for the majority of applications, although a 16 Amp supply may prove necessary in those situations where the voltage is on the low side. The generous 3mm maximum cutting depth is useful when cleaning up rough sawn or twisted timber. The cutter block, which rotates at 6,500rpm, is fitted with two double-edged disposable knives. Among the additional features which make this machine such good value for money are a removable outfeed table for easy access to the thicknesser, deep extruded aluminium fence adjustable for angle, full width cutter guard, anti-kickback fingers on the thicknesser feed, no-volt-release switch with emergency stop and a dust hood for extracting from above and below the table. Also included is a mobile base, so now you can move the machine to where you want to use it, then store it in the corner, out of the way. N.B. 16A supply maybe required.
|Cuts per Minute||13,000|
|Cutterblock Speed||6,500 rpm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Knives||HSS(Disposable) x 2|
|Length of Table||1,040mm|
|Max Depth of Cut||3mm|
|Max Depth of Cut Planer||3mm|
|Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser||2mm|
|Max Planing Width||260mm|
|Max Thicknesser Capacity||160mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000m³/hr|
|Noise Level dB @ 1m||82dB|
|Overall L x W x H||1,120 x 780 x 950mm|
22 November 2014
planer/thicknesserbought my hobby machine last week did take a while to put together but all in all well worth it.had no probs and works well.very happy with machine and know if there are probs my local axminster team will give advice or sort it out for me.
9 October 2014
Very good for the moneyI also have the yellow trim model ob the leg stand. The only niggle is that the chain sprockets on the height control for the thicknesser table are made of cheap steel and have worn out, so the chain jumps the teeth. Same with a friend's example. But over ten years it has worked well on hard and soft woods. Good value
15 August 2014
excellent machine for the money"Clone" of the (original?) Electra Beckum machine (made in the same factory?) only weaknesses I have found are the torsion spring - part number 246 - now on my third and the main NVR switch - now on my second and soon to need a third (electrical motor brake no longer works though motor still starts and stops but takes around 5 seconds to stop)
29 November 2013
Very Good Results But.........So delivery was spot as always from Axminster. Grumpy TNT guy was not impressed though, this thing weighs a ton!
7 October 2013
Excellent little machineI bought this machine's predecessor. exactly the same specs and features - this one has red trim! Well worth the money just be prepared for the supplied stand to take a while to assemble!