This is a ruggedly made planer thicknesser, especially suited for use in any trade workshop. Constructed from cast iron and heavy gauge welded steel, it is robust and will withstand heavy use on a daily basis. The long cast iron surfacing tables have heavy ribbing underneath to maintain flatness and, unusually, both tables are completely adjustable to the blades to avoid sniping. The tables hinge independently and have up-stop latches to hold them securely when thicknessing. The thicknessing table is easy to adjust with a smooth mechanism and it has a position lock which prevents any movement. The 3-knife cutter block has quick change HSS knives as standard; these are self-setting, razor sharp and will give a superb finish. There is a power feed engagement lever for use when thicknessing; the 6m/min feed speed ensures a smooth, even finish. When surface planing, the long rigid alloy fence supports your work securely, the fence being easily adjustable with stops for 90° and 45°. Brackets are mounted on the rear of the machine to store the fence when not in use. Chip extraction is via a hinging flip-over hood which is electrically interlocked for safety.
Also available is a version fitted with a spiral blade cutter block. This uses 14mm x 2.5mm four sided TCT spur type cutters, 56 in all arranged over four rows. These cutters are unique in that the edges are machined to a radius of 102mm; this coupled with how they are set on the block means that a shear type cut is achieved. There are several advantages of this type of cutter block. Durability: each edge will last around ten times longer than an HSS knife and you have four edges per cutter. Noise: spiral cutter blocks are notably quieter in use, up to 50% with some timbers. Power: because of their shear type cutter action, the power saving can be an much as 30%, meaning much less strain on the machine and lower running costs. Your extraction will be more efficient because of the even shape of the chips, packing more into the waste sack.
If your work involves machining difficult, abrasive timbers, or large batch production with sanding as a finishing procedure, then this system is unbeatable. And the finish is silky smooth, without the usual lines across the board. N.B. 16A supply required, type C breaker recommended.
|Cuts per Minute||14,400|
|Cutterblock Speed||4,800 rpm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Knives||HSS (Resharpenable) x 3 or TCT Spur Cutters x 56|
|Length of Table||1,380mm|
|Max Depth of Cut Planer||4mm|
|Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser||2.0mm|
|Max Planing Width||310mm|
|Max Thicknesser Capacity||225mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,500m³/hr|
|Noise Level dB @ 1m||89|
|Overall L x W x H||1,390 x 930 x 1,350mm|
|Power||3.0kW 230V 1ph|
16 June 2017
Outstanding ResultsAfter waiting some months for the spiral cutter model to come back into stock it finally arrived. The Axminster delivery guys were fantastic and helped me lift the machine onto its mobile base. This machine is VERY heavy and requires 3 people to safely lift onto a mobile base.
15 January 2017
Exceeding expectationsAfter searching for a replacement for my aged and very noisy kitty planer I'd narrowed my choice down to two machines one a Felder/hammer the other an Axminster both were single phase and both offering a spiral cutter system. Having viewed the felder at a trade exhibition I was almost ready to make the purchase despite the hammer being almost twice the price of Axminster.
24 September 2016
Excellent value for money machine.I ordered the at129pt-planer- thicknesser with way back in April and eagerly waited for it to arrive (which it did in mud September) I also ordered a new dust collector, some pipe, and a trolley so that I could easily move the machine around my very small workshop.