Axminster Hobby Series AH106PT Planer Thicknesser
Axminster Hobby Series AH106PT Planer Thicknesser
£799.96 (£666.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series AH106PT Planer Thicknesser

Code: 101142

  • Hobby rated planer thicknesser substantially constructed from cast iron
  • Cast iron tables and alloy tilting fence offer exceptional accuracy and stability
  • Premium HSS 3-knife cutter block gives a very clean finish to the work
  • Pivoting dust extraction hood operates on thicknessing and surfacing modes
  • Both tables are adjustable and electrically interlocked for safety
  • Easy and safe to use, perfect for the discerning hobby woodworker
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Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

A hobby rated planer thicknesser with ground cast iron planing and thicknessing tables and a cast iron main frame. Being made of cast iron, this is a very heavy machine and is an excellent choice for the discerning home user. The combination of a 3-knife cutter block and the vibration-reducing mass of the machine results in a very clean finish to the work. The dust extraction hood is positioned underneath the table for surfacing and on top of the table for thicknessing. Both of the tables tilt out of the way for this function. The 3-knife cutter block is set using the excellent gauge supplied, ensuring that each HSS knife is set exactly to the block. We fit premium quality, re-sharpenable HSS knives to ensure a great finish. For optimum setting both tables are fully adjustable and electrically interlocked to avoid accidental starting without the dust extraction hood in place. For all your home project timber sizing tasks, this machine will prove to be a great choice. Supplied with a 13A plug and 1.5m cable set.



Cuts per Minute 12,000
Cutterblock Diameter 75 mm
Cutterblock Speed 4,000 rpm
Dust Extraction Outlet 100 mm
Feed Speed 8 m/min
Knives HSS (Resharpenable) x 3
Length of Table 260 mm x 1,090 mm
Max Depth of Cut Planer 5.0 mm
Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser 2.5 mm
Max Planing Width 250 mm
Max Thicknessing Capacity 180 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,000 m³/hr
Model AH106PT
Nett Weight 150 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,090 mm x 750 mm x 1,000mmm
Power 1.5 kW
Rating Hobby
Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K] 91 dB(A) [1.5 dB]
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Keith Elliott

17 September 2017

A good buy overall.

I like this machine and have now been using it for several months.
The fence dovetail slide is poorly engineered and the adjustable angle feature just makes it a pain in the neck to set, for dubious benefit (to me). I may be the only user who only wants to generate a perpendicular face side and edge parallel to the remaining faces, but I would prefer a fixed, easier to set and repeatable cast iron fence.
I bought the planer blade Vernier setting jigs, which work well enough.
The scale/indicator for setting thickness is not up to the job. The digital display accessory is a very good must have and should be included with the machine.
The power cable is too short.
I have used no other planer to compare this with, but I am otherwise happy with this purchase.

Pete C

7 November 2016

As good as it gets for under £1000

Got this and the bundled in FM300BC chip extractor when on offer for just under a thousand quid. The machine comes well packaged in a ply wood shipping crate and is securely bolted to the pallet. A thick layer of oil coats everything to prevent rust during transit / storeage and the cast iron beds have additional greased paper stuck to them for protection. I would recommend spending a good half hour or so thoroughly de-greasing the machine with mineral spirits or similar before re-oiling the chain and drive assembly.

Instructions are incredibly well done and very detailed which makes assembly and commissioning the machine straight forward. be aware this weighs a lot so if you dont have a hoist to get it off the base then you will need another strong and willing body to help you move it and i would say a wheeled base is a must have addition for anyone buying this.

The fence although aluminium is sturdy with no detectable play.,it takes a little fiddling to get the table parallel and square but nothing that's to much of a drama. Once set I have found the fence stays square on the 90 but needs constant adjusting to be parallel with the table when moved or removed for thickening operation.

Switching between planning and thickening is reasonably quick and pretty easy - there is a distinct sequence you need to learn but once you have it is second nature and becomes faster. The motor is nice and quiet and the chip extraction is good.

My initial use of the machine has been on some pieces of English oak for shelves and I have been pleased with the results - even on some more gnarly piece of timer that have a lot of "character"

thoroughly recommend


12 May 2016

axminster hobby series ah106pt planer/thicknesser

I bought this machine about 2months ago, I used it for the 1st time yesterday, so much better than my old machine which I had had for about 14 years before it was finally
wore out, this machine runs a lot quieter than the old one, it is a lot heavier but I was lucky enough to get it with the free wheel kit which makes it very easy to move around my workshop, although I have only used it once for planeing and thicknessing I am very pleased with it

adrian o'mahony

26 March 2016

best size and price machine on the market at the moment.


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