Please note the planer blades cost over R600 a set so it is very important to work within the usage instructions below.
Most critical is that you make sure there are no nails in the timber as damage to the blades will be costed to the invoice.
Always use industrial ,thick extension leads available to hire from us.
Always plane a 0.5 mm stock at a time as placing too much pressure on the rollers can heat up the belts and disintegrate.
Soft timber is allowed on this machine ,hard woods are tougher and cannot be used on the machine.
A thickness planer consists of three elements: a cutter head which contains the cutting knives; a set of in feed and out feed rollers which draw the board through the machine; and a table which is adjustable relative to the cutter head to control the resultant thickness of the board. Some portable thickness planers differ slightly in that the table is fixed and it is the cutter head/feed roller assembly which is adjusted.
Industrial thickness planers are capable of accepting very wide boards and removing large amounts of material in a single pass. These machines are driven by powerful induction motors and are of very heavy construction. In recent times, a range of light-weight portable thickness planers have become available which use universal motors and are much cheaper than the industrial versions.