What to look for in a Planer Thicknesser , our ultimate buyers guide :

What to look for in a Planer Thicknesser , our ultimate buyers guide :

If you're in the market for a planer thicknesser, here we've written the ultimate buyers guide! a buyer's guide to help you make an informed decision. 

  1. Size and Capacity: The size and capacity of the planer thicknesser should match your needs. Consider the size of the lumber you will be working with and choose a machine that can handle it. iTECH machines range from 260 - 630 in planing width, therefore there's a huge amount of variety!

  2. Power: The power of the motor determines how much wood the machine can handle at once, as well as the speed at which it operates. Look for a machine with a motor that is powerful enough for your needs. And consider the power/knife ratio, a powerful motor on a spiral block will need to work less hard than a motor on a straight knife, due to the shear action cutting on spiral blocks.

  3. Cutting Capacity: The cutting capacity of the machine determines how thick and wide a board can be planed or thicknessed. Make sure the machine you choose can handle the size of boards you will be working with.

  4. Feed Rate: The feed rate determines how quickly the machine can plane or thickness a board. A faster feed rate is generally better, but it may depend on the type of wood you are working with.

  5. Dust Collection: Planer thicknessers generate a lot of sawdust and debris, so a good dust collection system is important for keeping your workspace clean and safe.

  6. Price: Planer thicknessers can vary in price, so it is important to consider your budget when choosing a machine. Keep in mind that a higher price may indicate better quality and features, but it may not always be necessary for your needs.

  7. Brand and Warranty: Consider the reputation of the brand and the warranty that comes with the machine. A reputable brand with a good warranty can provide peace of mind and ensure that you are investing in a quality machine.

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