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PAOLONI FS 515 Combined edge/thickness planer
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1 Bid
3,000 €
CASADEI R630 Tickness Planer
Longiano (FC)
6 Bids
2,200 €
0 Bids
1,500 €
GUILLIET L0 Thickness planer
Cabiate (CO)
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500 €
MHW Thickness Planer
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250 €
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  1. What is a thicknesser?
  2. How the thicknesser was developed
  3. Functions and construction of a thicknesser
  4. Attributes of a thicknesser
  5. A selection of thicknessers manufacturers
Used thicknesser - front view

What is a thicknesser?

A thicknesser is a machine used for woodworking. High accuracy chip removal is conducted during the final processing stages to ensure that the wood workpiece has the desired thickness. The first machines that resemble a thicknesser were being used in 1791. The wood workpiece was fixed onto a machine table and a planer swung back and forth, removing material from the workpiece. The first thicknesser operated by electric motors was in 1890.
  • Machine used for woodworking
  • Chip removal through milling
  • Last step used to establish the exact thickness required for a workpiece
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How the thicknesser was developed

This type machine was then widely distributed in 1920. Since then there has been continual development on the operational style of the thicknesser, which has led to the modern, compact machines.

Functions and construction of a thicknesser

The wood workpiece is fed into the machine over a machine table. The planer lies on table rollers, ensuring a low-friction operation. The feed rollers guarantee that the workpiece is evenly fed into the machine towards the cutter heads, which carry the material in the opposite direction.
Detail of a used thicknesser
After passing the cutters, the out-feed rollers move the workpiece out of the machine.

The cutter head is the centre piece of the machine. There are three types of cutter heads available. The traditional cutter heads have two to four cutting knives. For smaller constructions, a rotating cutter head is used, which allows the knife to access both sides. A spiral cutter head can be used to achieve the best quality results for working on the surface of a workpiece.

Older machines are operated using a steering wheel, and modern machines have a servo motor. An extraction system is useful for removing chippings from the work area.

Used thicknesser seen from above

Attributes of a thicknesser

Second-hand thicknessers have certain attributes used to determine if they are a good machine:
* Trapezoid threaded spindles allow for a precise and smooth movement of the in-feed axis
* Rubber table rollers, as well as feed and out-feed rollers, allow for a vibration-free operation
* Segmented pressure pads allow for the simultaneous planing of solid wood workpieces of different thicknesses
* Its thickness adjustment meets the requirements for high quality, with an accuracy of 1/10 mm
* An automatic machine brake is used for safety

A selection of thicknessers manufacturers

Used thicknessers are available from well-known manufacturers like EPPER, FIM, HÖCHSMANN, WEIBERT or WEINIG. Professionals are needed for the regular maintenance of used machines.
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