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Charnwood 8'' x 5'' Bench Top Planer Thicknesser

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Charnwood 8'' x 5'' Bench Top Planer Thicknesser
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Product information

A compact and portable planer thicknesser. Light enough to move off the bench when not in use and yet tough enough to produce 8″ x 5″ timber into flat and dimensioned pieces. The planing beds are precision ground aluminium and the guide fence is a rigid aluminium extrusion which can be tilted and locked at any angle up to 45 degrees when required. The steel thicknessing bed has an extension arm on the outfeed side and is supported in each corner by chain driven adjusting screws. Once the height is set, rubber coated feed rollers pass the timber through the high speed cutterblock leaving a beautiful finish with no roller marks. The dust hood is particularly good, fitting onto the thicknessing bed during planing operations and then moved over the top when thicknessing. As a safety feature a location sensor detects that the dust hood has been correctly fitted before allowing the motor to run. Supplied with re-grindable knives, 100mm diameter dust extraction outlet, blade setting tool, 4 adjustable rubber feet, 2.0m power cable and UK 3 pin plug. It is essential to use dust extraction with a planer thicknesser. The extractor removes all the dust and chips which will otherwise build up, causing a blockage and eventually damage to the machine. Using an extractor also increases the life of the knives. W588 Specification: Surfacing width 200mm (8″), Length of surfacing tables 740mm, Maximum depth of cut 3mm, Fence tilt 90 – 45 degrees, Table height 360mm, Thicknessing capacity 5 – 125mm (1/4″ – 5″), Length of thicknessing table 270mm, Feed speed 8m/min, Maximum depth of cut 2mm, Cutterblock speed 8000rpm, Number of knives 2, Motor (carbon brush) 1500w 240v, Dimensions (WxDxH) 790mm x 420mm x 470mm, Weight 28kg, Assembly Time Required 5 Minutes, Rating Hobby, Product Guarantee 5 Years.

  • Guarantee - 5 years
  • Comes with Blade Setting Jig

Features and benefits

  • 8” Planing Capacity
  • 8” x 5” Thicknessing Capacity
  • Aluminium Tables To Minimise Weight
  • Extruded Guide Fence For Accuracy
  • Tilting Fence With Twin Guides
  • Rubber Coated Feed Rollers
  • 100mm Diameter Chip Extraction Outlet
  • 1500w (2hp) Motor


Cable length2m
Cooling methodFan cooled
Dust extraction typeDust extraction facility
Motor typeBrushed
No load speed8000rpm
Overload protectionOverload & overcurrent protection
Planing depth3mm
Planing width200mm
Product height470mm
Product length790mm
Product width420mm
Speed controlFixed speed
Switch typeNo volt release switch
Tool weight (corded)28kg
Product code5060281690333