“ Manufacturer: Direct „
We bought this planer to reduce the width of a gate and thought that its cost would be less than employing someone else to do the job. It's a fairly heavy piece of equipment and seems to be quite robust. The only drawback is the size of the collection bag for sawdust - OK for a very small job but even on our short gate if soon became full. In the hope that the planer will still be working well beyond its three year guarantee, and on the basis of our experience, we would recommend this planer to others.Initially very pleased with the planer. However after a little use, the front plate seemed to slacken and to allow me to cut , the depth had to be set to2.5mm, ( max 3 mm). If I tried to set it to the minimum depth of 1mm the blades were below the forward plate and therefore did not cut. The unit is quite heavy and the dust bag quite small.
The instruction booklet is very poor, on clarity of use and the quality of diagrams. Looked like they had been enlarged to the point where the individual printer dots are broken up. I emailed the company for a better set, but the same booklet came back.
I also requested some clarification from the company on the depth settings, but as yet have had no reply.
The unit may be ok for home use, but the depth setting is an issue causing lack of accuracy.
"Enables easy removal of excess material on all types of woodwork / Supplied with carry case / Features: 710W; 1 Chamfer Groove; Right Hand Chip Ejection; Lock-Off Switch / Specifications: Planing width 82mm / Planing depth 0-2mm / Weight 2.64kg."