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Planer Thicknessers

A planer thicknesser is a woodworking machine, used to plane lengths of timber to a consistent thickness and width. It’s arguably the most important purchase for a woodworker, after a table saw.

For more than 30 years, Kendal Tools has supplied woodworking machinery and tools for everyone, from professional trade users to hobby enthusiasts. To add to our extensive range of machines, we also supply a variety of planer thicknessers – perfect for when you need a beautifully flawless finish.

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As a leading supplier of brands, such as Scheppach, Sedgwick, Charnwood SIP and Fox, we stock only the best thicknessers on the market and are confident that we have the perfect solution for you – no matter what project you’re working on.

How a planer thicknesser works:

Generally, there are four key components:

  • Main cutter block with usually 2 or 3 blades
  • Feed-in feed-out surface tables
  • Thicknesser table
  • Rise & fall thicknessing bed

The cutter block is a metal cylinder that usually holds two/three blades that rotate at high speeds to plane the wood. When changing the thickness of a long section of wood, rollers can be placed before and after the planer to support the timber on entry and departure – ensuring maximum safety and efficiency.

Our Planer Thicknessers

For when space comes at a premium, the functions of a surface planer (or jointer) and thicknesser can be combined into a planer/thicknesser – providing a more practical solution for smaller hobby or trade workshops.

A 2 in1 planer thicknesser, like the Scheppach HMS1070 planer thicknesser, takes up a lot less room and works out more affordable than buying two separate machines. It’s designed to be portable and easy to move around your workshop – perfect if you’re short on space!

As with most of our thicknessers, this one comes with two high-speed speed knives that operate at 8000 rpm. It has a powerful 1500W motor that makes it suitable for various cutting tasks.

Our Planer Thicknessers

Here at Kendal Tools, we are delighted to supply a fantastic range of thicknesser planers and pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service and competitive prices.

If you’re looking for a thicknesser planer for your workshop, be sure to browse our collection below. Once you’ve found the best one for your application, add it to your online basket and proceed to checkout. We offer a range of delivery methods and aim to dispatch orders as quickly as possible.

Don’t see the thicknesser you need? Rest assured, our team will do everything they can to source it for you or recommend an alternative that offers the same great features and benefits.

Our Planer Thicknessers

For more information about planer thicknessers, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and share our expertise. Either call us on 01539 733 774 or send an email to info@kendaltools.co.uk.

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  • Scheppach Planer Thicknesser with Deluxe Fence - Kendal Tools

    Scheppach HMS860 Planer Thicknesser with De-luxe fence 8″ wide x 5″ deep 230volt

    £299.98 Inc. VAT
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  • Scheppach HMS1070 Planer thicknesser 254mmwide x 120mm deep 1500watt motor 230volt

    £465.90 Inc. VAT
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  • Holzmann HOB260ABS Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    HOLZMANN HOB260ABS 260mm x 160mm Heavy Duty Planer Thicknesser 2100watt 1-phase 230volt

    £998.90 Inc. VAT
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  • Holzmann HOB350PRO Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    HOLZMANN HOB305PRO 305mm x 220mm Heavy Duty Planer Thicknesser 2200watt 1-phase 230volt

    £1,949.90 Inc. VAT
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  • Holzmann HOB350PRO Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    HOLZMANN HOB305PRO-SMW2 305mm x 220mm Spiral Block Combined Planer Thicknesser 2200watt 1-phase 230volt

    £2,239.90 Inc. VAT
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  • Holzmann Heavy Duty Professional Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    HOLZMANN HOB320P 320x230mm Heavy Duty Professional Planer Thicknesser 1-phase 230volt

  • 8"x 5" Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    SIP 01557 8″ x 5″ Planer Thicknesser 1500watt motor 230volt (bench model).

    £316.99 Inc. VAT
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  • SIP 10"x 5" Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    SIP 01558 10″ x 5″ Planer Thicknesser 1500watt motor 230volt (bench model).

    £430.71 Inc. VAT
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  • Scheppach Electric Thicknesser - - Kendal Tools

    Scheppach PLM1800 Electric Thicknesser 12″ wide x 6″ deep 1500watt motor 13amp plug

    £369.99 Inc. VAT
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  • PT200 8” x 5” Bench Top Planer Thicknesser New Model 230volt.

    £345.99 Inc. VAT
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  • W588 8” x 5” Bench Top Planer Thicknesser 230volt.

    £319.99 Inc. VAT
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  • PT250 Charnwood 10” x 5” Bench Top Planer Thicknesser New Model 230volt.

    £407.99 Inc. VAT
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  • Charnwood W583 Trade Quality Planer Thicknesser 250mm Cast Iron Construction

    £1,209.90 Inc. VAT
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  • Charnwood Cast Iron Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    Charnwood W590 12″ x 9″ Cast Iron Planer Thicknesser 4hp induction motor 16amp

    £2,249.99 Inc. VAT
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  • Holzmann UFE410 Adjustable Wheel Base - Kendal Tools

    Holzmann UFE410-FLEX 410kg Adjustable Universal Wheel Base

    £72.90 Inc. VAT
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  • W522 Adjustable Wheel Base

    W522 Adjustable Universal Wheel Base

    £68.08 Inc. VAT
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  • ZIPPER-HB204 204mm x 120mm Planer Thicknesser plus extra pair of planer blades

    £315.98 Inc. VAT
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  • Zipper Deep Planer Thicknesser with Extra Blades

    ZIPPER-HB254 254mm wide x 120mm deep Planer Thicknesser plus extra pair of planer blades.

    £439.99 Inc. VAT
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  • Zipper Deep Planer Thicknesser - Kendal Tools

    ZIPPER-HB305 305mm wide x 160mm deep Planer Thicknesser plus extra pair of planer blades. 1800watt motor.

    £699.45 Inc. VAT
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  • Sedgwick CP 1 / TERSA Planer Thicknesser (410 x 230mm)

    Sedgwick CP 1 / TERSA Planer Thicknesser (410 x 230mm) Tersa knife block or Spiral knife cutter block Request a quote.

  • Sedgwick CP 3/TERSA Planer Thicknesser (410 x 230mm)

    Sedgwick CP 3/TERSA Planer Thicknesser (410 x 230mm) 3phase Tersa knife block or Spiral knife cutter block Request a quote.

  • Sedgwick MB 1 / TERSA Planer Thicknesser (308 x 230mm)

    Sedgwick MB 1 / TERSA Planer Thicknesser (308 x 230mm) 1phase. Tersa knife block or Spiral knife cutter block Request a quote.

  • Sedgwick MB 3 / TERSA Planer Thicknesser (308 x 230mm)

    Sedgwick MB 3 / TERSA Planer Thicknesser (308 x 230mm). Tersa knife block or Spiral knife cutter block Request a quote.

  • Sedgwick PT-1 TERSA Planer Thicknesser 255mm wide x 180mm deep

    Sedgwick PT-1 TERSA Planer Thicknesser 255mm wide x 180mm deep 1-phase. Tersa knife block, Request a quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best planer thicknesser to buy?

Planer thicknessers are designed to trim boards to a consistent thickness throughout their length, smooth rough timber, and clean up sawn edges. Whilst they share the same purpose, the best unit for your workshop is dependent on numerous factors – most notably your needs and preferences. For example, you might be an avid DIYer looking for a small planer thicknesser that won’t break the bank. Or perhaps you’re a professional woodworker, with an abundance of space, willing to spend a little more on high-quality machinery. Luckily, here at Kendal Tools, we supply planner thicknessers from renowned manufacturing brands – such as Charnwood, Holzmann, Scheppach, Sedgwick, SIP and Zipper, to name just a few. These are available at various price points and include heavy-duty, portable, and bench-top models. For help choosing the right planer thicknesser for your space (and budget), get in touch with Kendal Tools by calling 01539 733 774.

Is a planer thicknesser worth it?

Though we might be slightly biased, here at Kendal Tools, we believe a planer thicknesser is worth every single penny – whether you’re a DIY woodworker or a professional. Planer thicknessers allow the planing and smoothing of large sections of wood to the exact size required. Without one of these machines, you won’t be able to trim boards down to the right thickness, meaning you’re likely to be limited on what projects you can take on. Once you invest in one for your workshop, it’s yours to use as and when you need it – no matter how big or small the task. Plus, even if space is at a premium in your workshop, there are plenty of portable units on the market – not to mention benchtop planer thicknessers – that can be positioned virtually anywhere. With prices starting from around £300.00 (including VAT), we’re confident that you’ll find woodworking machinery that suits your budget at Kendal Tools. We can even advise you on the most suitable planer thicknesser for your needs and offer a tailored quote.

When can I expect my planer thicknesser to be delivered?

Although we work hard to deliver woodworking machinery as quickly and efficiently as possible, the length of time it takes for your planer thicknesser to arrive at your door can vary depending on our availability and the time of your purchase. For example, if the product you’re looking for is currently out of stock, we will need to source the exact unit first. Fortunately, all of the machines and accessories we stock are sourced from UK-based brands. If you purchase a planer thicknesser late at night, our staff will only process your order the following day. Therefore, to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you always place your order in plenty of time.

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