Get the very best from your planer thicknesser

The set up of your planer thicknesser could be the difference between you achieving a smooth finish and you resulting in an uneven finish. In this video, we aim to outline some of the key features you need to do in order to ensure you get the best results from your machine. This step by step guide will show you how to correctly and accurately set up your planer thicknesser. Watch Craig talks us through how to accurately set up the blades, the infeed and outfeed tables and the fence.

Why go spiral?

Do you want smoother, cleaner and more consistent surfaces? Something of a phenomenon of late in the world of woodworking, spiral cutter blocks are now considered a very viable alternative to standard HSS and TCT planer knives. Their sheer cutting action gives a very clean finish to the work, whilst the 15mm square solid tungsten cutters last over ten times longer than standard HSS knives. Plus, when the edges do eventually dull, the cutter has four edges which can be quickly and simply rotated. Read this helpful guide to find out more about how spiral cutter blocks work and how you can achieve a cleaner, smoother finish with less noise, longer blade life, and more efficiency!

Discover our spiral planer thicknesser models!

Both constructed from cast iron and heavy gauge welded steel, they are robust and will withstand heavy use on a daily basis. The AT310SPT features extra-long tables and is especially suited for heavy daily use in a trade workshop, whilst the AT260SPT is a well designed machine with slightly shorter tables and ideal for any trade workshop.

Another helpful guide...

If you have recently purchased a new bandsaw and would like to learn more about how to correctly set up your new machine, our detailed guide How To Set Up Your Bandsaw will ensure you achieve accurate and safe cuts.