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
Wanted a planer/thicknesser for hobby woodwork and toy making. This really fits the bill. The first didn't work but staff at the Bath store got a replacement the next day so great service. I checked the replacement and all was well including the tables being flat and parallel. This is clearly not a trade standard machine but perfectly adequate for hobby use. The key benefit is that I can now buy sawn hardwood from a timber merchant at prices a fraction of diy store prices. Result!
I can't comment on reliability yet hence only a score of 3. Hoping for the best :-)
16 Dec 2014
Hubby absolutley delighted
Exceptional tool, great value for money and does what it says on the box!!!
7 Dec 2014