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 a 1,500W 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||16,000|
|Cutterblock Diameter||47 mm|
|Cutterblock Speed||8,000 rpm|
|Dust Extraction Outlet||100 mm|
|Feed Speed||8 m/min|
|Knives||HSS (Resharpenable) x 2|
|Length of Table||950 mm|
|Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser||3.0 mm|
|Max Planing Width||330 mm|
|Max Thicknessing Capacity||150 mm|
|Min Extraction Airflow Required||1,000 m³/hr|
|Nett Weight||34 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||950 mm x 590 mm x 460 mm|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||95 dB(A) [1.5 dB]|
15 April 2018
Good but is it good enough?I had been looking for a thicknesser for some time. I had used a cheap Erbauer one (204mm) a few times and really didn’t cut the mustard on hardwoods so looked into something compact but with plenty of power and won’t break in a fort night.
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!