Titan TTB579PLN 204mm Planer Thicknesser 230V
fantastic planer thicknesser
Being a hobbyist woodworker on a budget I soon found that a machine like this may be useful for what I want to do... So being cheap I thought I would give it a try.
Straight out of the box it's a very sturdy and well built machine, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow... and setting it all up is very quick.
At first I tried using it with small pieces of pine and this was just too easy so I then tried thicker and wider pieces before trying hardwoods (mahogany, poplar and oak) and I was very surprised at how great it performed even with 6" thick hardwoods.
If your on a budget and looking at this I suggest you buy one you will not be disappointed.
27 Jan 2015
Well worth the money
This is my first planer / thicknesser and I'm well impressed with it, jointed some hard wood with no trouble and even did a good job across the grain.
Just had to adjust the fence a little bit but no big deal.
when in planer mode you have the dust extractor in place. Only wind it up till you hear the safety switch click not like i did till it wouldn't move any more as it made contact with the blades and the in and out feed rollers. No damage to the machine just some plastic shavings from the extractor.
All in all a realy good purchase.
25 Jan 2015
very good for the money
I bought this planer to machine a load of hardwood rescued from an old builders yard.
It's a bit noisy and a bit primitive but it does a fine job and if it lasts long enough to convert all of my timber then it will be well worth the money, and I strongly suspect it will.
23 Jan 2015
engine blew after a few planks. after replacement, a few more planks and the cogs popped off. It's barely suitable for purpose. I wish I'd spent a bit more money and bought something decent. If you are planning on using this, know that you will need to take fractions of millimetres off with each pass, not whole millimetres. The most recent planks have a distinct curve in the face. Very disappointed.
16 Jan 2015