Record Power PT300 planer thicknesser
FOR ACCURATE JOINERY A GOOD PLANER THICKNESSER IS AN INVALUABLE TOOL. IT CAN ALSO BE A COST EFFECTIVE ONE ENABLING GOOD USE OF UNPREPARED AND SALVAGED TIMBER. THE NEW PT300 HAS BEEN DESIGNED AS A HEAVY, WELL SPECIFIED MACHINE ABLE TO FIT IN EVEN A MODEST WORKSHOP BUT CAPABLE OF SERIOUS WORK AND PERFORMANCE.
The PT300 has heavily ribbed cast iron surfacing tables and a generous cast iron thicknessing table. The machine is housed in a single, heavy steel frame for rigidity and stability and boasts a 3hp induction motor to provide plenty of power for the 12â€ x 8â€ capacities and the maximum 5mm cut.
The 70mm block has three knives to allow faster feed speeds and provide a good quality finish. Anti kickback fingers protect the user as the knurled steel infeed roller drives timber easily into the block. The outfeed roller has a heavy rubber sleeve to protect the newly planed surface.
The fence, which is so essential when surface planing, must be one of the most substantial on the market at this price level. The heavy fence extrusion is mounted on a large cast iron mount which tilts to 45Âº and is quickly and easily resets to 90Âº with the aid of an adjustable stop. This is then mounted on a thick steel bar which in turn is mounted in another substantial casting fixed to the outfeed table. When changing to thicknessing mode it is only necessary to tilt the outfeed table which simply flips up without encroaching into valuable workshop space and the fence remains mounted on the table with no need to remove it, saving time and avoiding the need to continually reset every time you return
This powerful machine can take up to 5mm cuts and these adjustments can be quickly and easily made in either mode. When surfacing there is a simple lever to raise and lower the infeed table and when thicknessing there is a large handwheel to raise and lower the thicknessing table and a large clear scale for guidance.
We have tried to bring industrial features and design to this machine but keep the physical size, space saving features and price within justifiable reach of a good home workshop. If you are in the market for a new planer thicknesser please check this one out at your local stockist, an exhibition or even our demonstration centre as we are confident that when you see it for yourself you will be able to quickly appreciate the build quality and value for money on offer and as ever our confidence in this machine is backed up by our
5 year guarantee.
Max planing width 310mm
Max thicknessing depth 200mm
Max removal rate 3mm
Machine weight 175 kilo