Charnwood W588 Planer Thicknesser
The Charnwood W588 Planer Thicknesser is a compact and portable machine.
- 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
The W588 is light enough to move off the bench when not in use but also tough enough to enable 8″ x 5″ timber to be produced into flat and dimensioned pieces. The planing beds are precision ground aluminium. The guide fence is a rigid aluminium extrusion. The fence which can be tilted and locked at any angle up to 45 degrees when required.
The steel thicknessing bed also has an extension arm on the outfeed side. This 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. Therefore leaving a beautiful finish with no roller marks.
The dust hood is particularly good. Fitted onto the thicknessing bed during planing operations. It can then be 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.
The machine is Supplied with re-grindable knives, 100mm diameter dust extraction outlet, blade setting tool, 4 adjustable rubber feet and cable and 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.