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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for advice on best 240V planer/thicknesser combo

    Gíday,

    I canít find anything second hand so I figure Iíll have to look for something new. I know Iíve posted a lot about this, but Iím still struggling to grasp what my best option is.

    Any further guidance anyone can give me would be sensational.

    I donít even know if Iím posting this in the right forum!

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    A used hammer a3-31 just came up for sale here. Not sure if the price is a typo but maybe look into it if you are near vic.

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    Iím in Vic mate, could you PM me the add please!

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    Just go to the Market Place link at the top of page. This will take you there. That's where you will find all the things you might want (but this is the direct link to the unit)

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    Thanks mate, I didnít see the part where you said it was here. Unfortunately itís about 5 hrs away from me, otherwise I would have been on to it straight away. Disappointing! Itís a great machine.

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    If I wanted the best 5 hours would not be a problem. These machines rarely come up for sale at any price let alone $3500 negotiable.
    CHRIS

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    I think that $3500 for an A3-31 with spiral heads is a steal! That is about half new price.

    Regards from Perth

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    I can appreciate the fact that itís a great deal - however I donít have the option to drive there & back at the moment. Iím facing some other constraints.

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    Haven't researched lately. But when I got mine -looked for months at second hand. Gave up and spent $1450 or so on a presumably Chinese 250 x 200 planer thicknesser Has been good so far. Though did come with disposable blades And have modified myself to take standard 3mm blades. Is not as convenient for blade changes- However have NEVER had a response from the company on this - so moving to a standard - which is better by the way (original - disposable about 1.6 mm at a guess)was definitely worth it. Have a large band-saw in the same colour (white -absolutely NO branding on the band-saw) A well built unit with horrific and dangerous flaws. Large (sorry can't think of the correct term) soft plastic bit surrounding the blade in the table- since replaced with steel and redgum -where the blade might be deflected into. Otherwise with this unit - lots of cast iron and heavy as + 3hp motor -might be even genuine 3HP As opposed to the Bunnings type Chinese drill presses Etc. Main features from my planer /thicknesser are cast iron tables, single - fat post for the thicknessing table and a quite acceptable aluminium extruded fence. The locks on such - nylon are wearing out so will be looking for metal replacements.

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    What is your budget

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    At the moment I would say around 3K, I almost purchased a Hafco PT300 but it was rougher than expected.

    Iíve been looking at the Timbecon units - however canít find much feedback on them. Even on the site here.

    https://www.timbecon.com.au/12in-lif...ination-planer

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    if buying new, I will consider Robland. made in Belgium. happy medium between Austrian/Italian and Chinese machines.

    I had one for 3-5 years.
    Masterwood OMB1V, SCM 5 RCS1100, Danfoss VT2882, Griggio Unica 400, Felder AD951, Casadei FV110, Holytek DC006, Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500, Ceccato CDX12, Festool DF700, HK55 , CT36, LEX 3, OF1010, VAC SYS, SICAR TOP6
    Its a journey

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