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Minimax Model FS52 ES Combined Planer Thicknesser


An excellent choice for perfectionist woodworkers and craftsmen, the Minimax Model FS52 ES Combined Planer Thicknesser is a large but compact machine that utilizes the best SCM-quality components. It offers professional-standard, flexible functionality capable of handling heavy workloads.

Stability and rigidity are guaranteed thanks to the 2200mm, ribbed cast iron surfacing table and solid, smooth-moving fence. The table rests upon 4 spindles with trapezoidal, dust-protected threads – ensuring absolute durability ready to sustain years of heavy usage.

The planer unit utilizes a 95mm diameter cutter block with 4 knives. The pressure of the thicknesser feed roller is able to be adjusted according to the type of material being processed. The roller infeed has a helicoidal profile to ensure firm, constant workpiece feed whilst the outfeed roller (in sandblasted steel) sustains the perfect post-processing finishing. Productivity is easier and more adaptable to the operator’s needs due to the user-friendly, 4-feed speed selector.

Producing an exceptional finish, the “Xilent” spiral knife has vastly reduced noise – making for a more comfortable, less obtrusive working environment. Also adding to a more environmentally friendly, less pollutive and healthier workplace is the improved dust extraction via the small chips. The longevity of the cutter block has been greatly extended as each cutter has 4 tips that can be rotated into the cutting position when worn.

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Technical Specifications

Pre Milling Unit
Minimum Panel Length
Edge Thickness
Minimum Panel Thickess
End Trim
Motor Power
Corner Rounded
Bander Type
Feed Speed
Maximum Edge Thickness
Minimum Edge Thickness
Top/bottom Trim
Dust Outlet Size


Machines Features



Very high power: 7 kW (9,5 hp) !
The productivity optimisation with the fs 52 elite is easier, with the user-friendly 4-feed speeds selector
Optimal planning with minimum effort with the 120 mm spindle diameter with 4 knives (“Tersa” or Xylent cutterblock available as an option.)
Long-lasting stability and precision: the thicknessing table lifts on 4 spindles with dust-protected trapezoidal threads.
Total safety and control during the surfacing planing, with the large, dimensioned support fence.
High rigidity fence with a smooth movement due to the central locking on the round bar.
Capacity 520 x 230mm
Length of surfacing tables 2250mm
Feed speeds 5-8-12 -18 m/min
Tersa cutterblock
Version Powered rise/fall
2 Rollers in table
Additional overturning fence for small pieces
Motor power 7kw – 9.5hp

Working widthmm520
Cutterblock diameter / no. of standard knivesmm120 / 4
Dimension of standard knivesmm520 x 30 x 3
Max. stock removalmm5
Surfacing tables total lengthmm2250
Thicknessing table dimensionsmm520 x 775
Feed speed on thicknesserm/min5 / 8 / 12 / 18
Min. ÷ max. working height on thicknessermm3 ÷ 240
Three-phase motors starting fromkW/Hz7 (9) / 50 (60)

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