Erbauer ERB052BTE 204mm Planer Thicknesser 230V
For DIY or small scale professional work this machine is very good value. It produces an accurate, smooth finish. The machine is sturdy and quite heavy because of the build quality, remaining portable but not light enough to move when operated. The dust extraction is pretty good. Changing from one function to the other takes only a little time and effort so if used intelligently is no great hardship - certainly not at this price.
28 Nov 2011
Best value for money tool EVER
i am a casual furniture maker/DIYer and this influenced the amount i was willing to spend, i wasn't expecting outstanding results for my money but boy was i blown away with this. A little setting up is required but nothing too complicated for even the most novice of people and you are ready to go. I salvaged some 70mm x 70 mm posts that were used as slithers for decking pallets and replaned them with the result being excellent with the posts completely square on all sides. I have used much heavier duty machines in the past and have to say this item stands up to them, obvoiusly the amount you plane off isnt as much as a hevier duty machine but it only takes the odd extra pass through to obtain the exact same result
27 Aug 2011
what great tool
I decided to plump for this machine rather than the slightly cheaper Titan machine after reading about the Titans flimsy fence. I think that was a wise decison as the fence on this machine seems quite substantial. It took very little time to get ready for use out of the box and I had it running in no time at all. Yes changing the extraction part over is a bit cumbersome, but not as difficult as some folk mention, in essence it's just one nut you have to undo. Finish seems to be fairy good, but I'm more used to the quality of industrial machines being a time served machinist. Having said this for the diy-ist home hobbyist its very difficult to find fault with this machine. Only time will tell how durable it proves to be. Overall very pleased with the purchase and the experience of buying online with Screwfix proved to be a hassle free enjoyable one, I'll certainly be using them again, a new router is in the offing, just as soon as I can convince Santa I've been a good boy this year.
22 Oct 2014
Does the job!
This machine so far has been excellent for my jointing needs. Leaves a perfectly smooth finish which I'm actually surprised of!
Not as loud as I thought it would be but not quiet either. Gota spend a lot more money for an induction motored P/T so I'm not bothered about the noise at this price point. Neither am I bothered about the way in which you change from planer to thicknesser, yes it's fiddly but plan out your duties in advance and it's minor 5 minute gripe.
Bought this as a replacement for the Titan P/T I bought earlier that day. (Had to take the Titan back as the tables were not parallel to eachother so boards were coming out with a long curve cut in them instead of being straight!)
The tables on the Erbauer are perfect so Erbauer might have better quality control? Or I could've just been unlucky with the Titan I was sold as it has been praised by many on here.
For what it's worth the Erbauer is a better looking machine, it doesn't look out of place in my workshop against my other machines, the Titan looked a little toyish in my opinion, not that it matters if you get one that works obviously lol.
If you do buy either this or the Titan p/t make sure the tables run parallel to each other before setting it up as there's no adjustment for this problem on both machines.
22 Sep 2014