Titan TTB579PLN 204mm Planer Thicknesser 230V
Superb Value Planer
Unbeatable value for a really good quality, well put together planer/thicknesser which would grace any hobby workshop
23 Apr 2015
Titan planer thicknesser
Brilliant product bought for my wood workshop handles hardwood exceptionally well, I make all sorts of wood products and ran my end grain chopping boards through this with no problem it planes and joints wood brilliantly, build is far more superior than expected proper sturdy solid bit of kit, pleased as punch with it
22 Apr 2015
Good, but only if you're deaf
I'd been considering this jointer/planer/thicknesser for a while, and when the price dropped recently it became a no-brainer purchase.
I've only used it in jointing mode so far (I have a separate, wider, thickness planer), and it's been pretty good.
The cast top surface is decent, and mine is flat and level. Adjustment of the table height, and thicknessing bed, are reasonably smooth, given the price point of the machine.
The dust extraction in jointing mode is OK - though few machines do well in this regard.
The two downsides I've found are that the fence is useless - it's not even flat across its own height, and there's enough of a twist on it that it means it's essentially impossible to get it square to the table surface - somewhat critical on a jointer. That I suspect can be replaced with a DIY alternative, and given the low cost I can live with it.
The second problem is the noise. Forget any router, grinder, or other thicknesser you might have used. This thing is ear-bleedingly loud. Even with ear defenders on it's painful, and I'm concious about annoying the neighbours, even with it in the garage.
So, this looks to be a decent machine for the money; if you're happy to replace the fence, and are either deaf and/or have no neighbours.
16 Apr 2015
Easy to set up,accuracy is amazing for the price within 0.1 mm across the 8 inch width
Bit of a pain to move extractor to change mode from planer to thicknesser but overall very happy and very pleased would definitely recommend can't really comment on reliability as only just purchased
14 Apr 2015