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 speeds 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.