Axminster Trade Series AT129PT Planer Thicknesser
Axminster Trade Series AT129PT Planer Thicknesser
£1,749.96 - £2,375.50 (£1,458.30 - £1,979.58 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series AT129PT Planer Thicknesser

  • Trade rated planer thicknesser substantially constructed from cast iron and welded steel
  • Long cast iron tables and tilting alloy fence offer exceptional accuracy and stability
  • Three HSS knife cutter block gives a very clean finish to the work
  • Supplied with 1mm self-setting HSS knives
  • Pivoting dust extraction hood operates in thicknessing and surfacing modes
  • Both tables are adjustable and electrically interlocked for safety
  • Extended support roller on thicknessing table
  • Spiral cutter block version also available, using unique shear cut knives
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£1,749.96 - £2,375.50 (£1,458.30 - £1,979.58 Ex. VAT)

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Trade Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

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.

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Cuts per Minute 14,400
Cutterblock Diameter 70 mm
Cutterblock Speed 4,800 rpm
Dust Extraction Outlet 100 mm
Feed Speed 5 m/min
Knives HSS (Resharpenable) x 3 or TCT Spur Cutters x 56
Length of Table 1,380 mm
Max Depth of Cut Planer 4.0 mm
Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser 2.0 mm
Max Planing Width 310 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,500 m³/hr
Model AT129PT
Nett Weight 272 kg
Noise Level dB @ 1m 89
Overall L x W x H 1,390 mm x 930 mm x 1,350 mm
Power 3.0 kW 230V 1ph
Rating Trade
Max Thicknessing Capacity 225 mm
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



8 September 2017

Great quality, Fantastic service

Had this machine for a couple of months now and used regularly (although a weekend work worker not a pro). I do process up a lot of wood from rough lumber and this planner/thicknesser really does a superb job. Quality great, quiet and it does not keep blocking extractor. From my experience so far I would agree with (rather than repeat) the previous reviews. I did hit a problem, in fact it started with hitting a stone embedded in a piece of oak, which chipped 2 of the cutters, unfortunately this led to the discovery that the guys who assembled originally didn't follow their own instructions regarding not over-torquing the retaining screws. Called Axminster, they sent out an Engineer within a few days, who sorted the entire cutter block, great service. Setting the machine up and getting the tables and the cutter block all aligned is a bit painful, but once completed and technique understood not too difficult. Great tool, anticipating many years of service out of it.

Mark Day

16 June 2017

Outstanding Results

After 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.
Having got the machine now calibrated and have used a few times you will not be dissapointed, the finish obtained from planing & thicknessing is outstanding! A fantastic piece of kit.
One piece of advice when setting up is to ensure this is connected to a type "C" 16A breaker (nothing in the product description to advise this) as the inrush current far exceeds other 16A Axminster trade series machines I own. The only other issue encountered thus far is the locking mechanism for the indeed & outfeed tables, they lock down using a cam type of mechanism, fiddly to set up, a simple threaded locking mechanism would have been much better, a small price to pay for a machine that delivers superb results.

Russell Davis

15 January 2017

Exceeding expectations

After 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.
So next it was time to take a look at the Axminster ,a trip down to their store in Nuneaton I was met with friendly and helpful staff .The first thing I noticed was that the machine looked very sturdy for a reasonably small machine although some of the fittings looked a bit cheap i.e. all the plastic bits (but so did the hammer too).Over all the the hammer looked to me the better quality machine but not by much, the thing that sold the Axminster to me was in my opinion the superior cutter head giving 4 rows of cutters to felder's 2.
Although only having had the Axminster for a couple of weeks it's done quite a bit of work and I'm very pleased with it ,going as far to say it's exceeded my expectations.The quality of finish is superb especially on hardwoods such as sapele which is notorious for tearing the grain.
It's also the quietest planer I have ever used (having used many different machines over a 25 year period).
I would highly recommend this machine, time will tell its longevity but so far so good.

Gerard Kennedy

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.
The delivery driver was most helpful and gave me a few tips on how to unpack and set up the machine on its trolley.
The unpacking took approximately two hours, and following the instructions from the excellent book, I had the machine running accurately within another two hours.
I paid extra for the new little cutter heads and glad I did. The machine is very quiet, and the cut is excellent. The extractor actually makes far more noise than the planer/thicknesser (I may have to box it in somehow).
Swapping over from planing to thicknessing takes a bit of getting used to, but is quite easy. I'm really glad I bought the trolley for the machine and found that the machine is so solid and heavy I don't have to bolt it down when planing (as I did with my old machine). I will add more information in a few weeks time after I do a lot more work on it.

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