CPS TXF650 Surface Planer Guard
The new TX Planer guard can be fitted on any planer up to 650 mm wide, as the guard is mounted on the take off table but are unsuited to machines with swing away top beds
The bridge is hinged to reduce the room occupied near the operator (according to EC standards the machine guard should not occupy, more than 500 mm for surface planers and 550 mm for combined surface and thickness).
Edge planing (fig. 2):
loosen knob D and pull guard bridge out just enough to uncover just enough of teh cutter block. Always use a push stick.
Flat planing (fig. 3):
to plane a workpieces main surface, lift guard bridge upon knob E a little above workpiece thickness so to allow its passage underneath while pushing it forward with one hand and pressing it on worktable with the other one. After each pass bring workpiece back to start position passing it above the bridge that will first lower onto worktable surface then rise again up to the position previously set.
During use the guard moves up and down parallel to worktable. With planing shafts longer than 450 mm it is advisable to use a hinged version of the bridge to limit the room occupied near the operator (according to EC standards machine provided with ancillary equipment should not occupy, in addition to its proper dimensions, more space than 500 mm for surface planers and 550 mm for combined surface and thickness planers).
Always use a push stick.