The CT330 is a robust machine with a slightly greater width capacity, a more powerful motor and longer tables than most of the similar models on the market. The planing block, which is powered by an 1,800W brush motor, is equipped with a pair of HSS resharpenable blades giving a fantastic finish, even on difficult figured timbers. The planer block height is adjusted by a very precise control positioned conveniently on top of the machine and there is a scale on the front face for easy reference to the timber thickness. There are two other aids to controlling the timber thickness, one is a gauge on the front of the motor housing which indicates the depth of cut being taken. The other being a depth stop with presets (1/8", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1" & 1 1/4") for finished board thickness. In addition, the planing block unit is equipped with a lock which removes any chance of the height setting altering during the planing operation.
Although the CT330 is fitted with increased length infeed and outfeed tables, it is recommended that a suitable roller stand is used for long planks for both safety and accuracy of the work. Roller stands are detailed within the Machinery section. Dust collection is via a shroud on the top of the block which is fitted with a 100mm diameter outlet for direct connection to a suitable chip collector.
The CT330 is a well built and substantial machine with plenty of power and some useful additional features which should appeal to the more serious user.
|Cuts per Minute||18,000|
|Cutterblock Diameter||47 mm|
|Cutterblock Speed||9,000 rpm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100mm|
|Knives||HSS (Disposable) x 2|
|Length of Table||950mm|
|Max Planing Width||330 mm|
|Max Thicknesser Capacity||150 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Overall L x W x H||950 x 590 x 460mm|
|Power||Input 1,800W, output 1,492W 230V 1ph|
|Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser||3.0 mm|
23 October 2015
Great Machine - Shame about the parts!I have two of these machines and they are magic! Axminster's spares situation for part on this machine however are totally unacceptable with a minimum wait of 6 weeks for a simple carbon brush for example. In the past I have waited over 3 months for parts and had to buy a new machine to cope with the downtime on the old one and then they didn't all arrive at the same time. I really expect more from Axminster! Axminster, if you are listening, STOCK SPARES FOR YOUR MACHINES AND KEEP THOSE STOCKS UP TO DATE OR IT IS POINTLESS CUSTOMERS BUYING YOUR MACHINES!