This planer thicknesser is built for the heavy wear and tear encountered in professional workshops. It's designed and built for precision, long life and minimum maintenance. Its rigid mainframe assembly (cast iron base, side frames, and fixed outfeed table) gives exceptional stability, and accurately houses the feed and cutter block bearings, and the infeed and thicknessing tables.The cast iron table is planed for accuracy and continuity and does not have to be removed or tilted when used in the thicknessing mode. It has a rigid side fence that can be easily and quickly adjusted for angles and is also supplied with adjustable Shaw guards for rebating. For long-term accuracy, and to avoid time-consuming mode changes, the surfacing tables remain in place when thicknessing, utilising instead a dual function chip collection hood.
The thicknessing table is again cast iron and is mounted on a large diameter precision ground pillar to ensure precise and parallel positioning, with an off-centre lock for added rigidity. The thicknessing table is fitted with extension rollers, which run in self-lubricating bushes. Large diameter steel feed rollers (one fluted the other rubber coated) are driven by an industrial geared unit, which on three-phase machines has two speeds. The feed rollers run in self-lubricating bushes and are driven from the geared unit by a heavy duty chain for the efficient and constant feeding of demanding production work and difficult stock.
It has a braked motor as standard and a conveniently located emergency stop switch. Available in single phase or three phase.
The Planer / Thicknesser is used to trim boards to a consistent thickness throughout their length and flat on both surfaces.