Axminster Trade Series MB103 310mm Thicknesser
Axminster Trade Series MB103 310mm Thicknesser

NOW £1,999.96

Normally £2,351.80

(£1,666.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Trade Series MB103 310mm Thicknesser

Code: 103628

  • Compact sized machine very suitable for a small workshop
  • Cast iron frame and welded steel body give high strength
  • 6 row helical cutter block with 84 TCT indexing cutters
  • Large table with support rollers, fitted with digital height gauge
  • Integrated guard/dust hood with interlocked safety switch
  • Perfect for uniform board production or frame making
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For the production of boards or frames to a uniform size, a thicknesser is unbeatable. This compact machine has strength in abundance with a cast iron frame and table, supported by a welded steel chassis. This machine is powered by a 2.2kW induction motor, driving the cutter block by a multi vee-type belt, with the feed rollers with a tensioned chain drive.

The table is supported by a generous single column, has a digital height gauge and can be locked into position. The table also has support rollers at each end. The cutter block is the increasingly popular helical type, this one having 6 rows of 14 indexing TCT cutters, giving an almost unbelievable finish. Each cutter is slightly angled to produce a shear cut and has 4 curved edges, so can simply be revolved to a fresh edge when required. If one or more cutter is damaged, then simply replace. Each edge lasts up to 10 times the expected life of an HSS blade, so downtime for changing knives is much reduced. Also, no setting is required, saving more time and guaranteeing accuracy. The combination of the angled cutter and curved edge is much kinder on the timber than traditional square cutters. Even heavily figured timber presents no issues with tear-out.

There are two other main benefits of this type of cutter block: much lower noise, and much reduced power required to drive it, reducing the load on the motor and drive belt. The waste chips are much more uniform, being easier to extract and packing more into your extractor's waste container. This is a compact machine, but capable of handling quite large board runs or use for sizing frames or beams. N.B 16A 230V plug fitted.

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Specification

Specification

Cuts per Minute 24,300
Cutterblock Diameter 95 mm
Cutterblock Speed 4,050 rpm
Dust Extraction Outlet 125 mm
Feed Speed 8 m/min
Knives TCT Spur Cutters x 84
Length of Table 930 mm
Max Depth of Cut Thicknesser 5.0 mm
Max Planing Width 310 mm
Max Thicknessing Capacity 310 mm
Min Extraction Airflow Required 1,000 m³/hr
Model MB103
Nett Weight 200 kg
Overall L x W x H 1,050 mm x 610 mm x 1,020 mm
Power 2.2 kW
Rating Trade
Voltage 230 V
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

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Chris

3 August 2018

Its a big (Chinese ) beast

Arrived in a palletised packing case . Ugh made in China on the crate . As such checked it thoroughly before use . Quality is fair . I replaced a couple of cheapo fixing screws one on bed control wheel . It arrived loose and had a countersunk screw head against a flat washer . Swapped pozi headed others screws on side access panel for allen headed capscews . Also replaced some small fixing nuts with nylon insert locking ones to prevent any mishaps later on . Checked all belts and chains for tension and all ok and looked robust enough . Finishing not perfect but good enough once checked and tweaked . Cast iron planer bed is flat and true and rises and falls better after some more lubrication . Guide bush for bed guide bar was slightly off centre so refixed that too .

Machine runs on a load switch ie once up to speed the initial surge of power drops . Let it get up to speed before putting wood in it ! Runs quiet with no obvious out of balance vibration . Quite a bit of packing grease oil on the bed so needs a good clean before feeding it with a prized piece of walnut . Motor is big and beefy .

Will submit a follow up review once Ive run a decent amount of varied timber through it .

First impressions ? Didn't expect it to be made in China . As such check it over carefully prior to use . Some finishing/assembly not perfect . Hopefully it will give years of sterling (yuan.. geddit ?) service . Was it worth £2k . Yes I think so but glad APTC had knocked £350 off in the summer sales



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Chris

3 August 2018

Its a big beast

Took advantage of the £350 off to buy this . Arrived on a pallet in a crate . Ugh ! Made in china on the crate . I didn't expect that . Anyway after some faffing about with blocks of wood and a hydraulic jack Ive got it set up now on a dolly . It weighs 200kg and is made from a substantially rigid steel frame and has a good cast iron flat/true bed . The bed is raised and lowered on a robust single column with guide bar . As such once the bed is locked there is no planer snipe . The machine runs very quietly about half the noise of a conventional three bladed planer . I did replace a couple of screws that were cheap and nasty . ie the screws holding the side panel in place and the one holding the bed adjusting handwheel to its shaft . Very pleased with it . Just check it prior to running as it is Chinese . Plaining finish is good on swirly grained ash . Early days yet .Will provide another review once Ive used it on varied timbers .

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