What is a Planer?
Planers are used to produce flat and smooth wood surfaces. There is a difference between surface planers, thickness planers and the combination of these two machines, the 'planer-thicknesser'. Before a "rough" board of solid wood or plastic can be used at the desired thickness, the surface planer is used to produce a flat, smooth surface on one side and a flat, smooth edge at a 90-degrees on the narrow side. Subsequently, the facing, rough side can be planed to the desired thickness with the thicknesser. The result is an entirely smooth and, above all, dimensionally and angularly accurate workpiece - a guarantee for the success of all subsequent machining, assembly or application processes.
Scott+Sargeant have supplied the latest technology to craftsmen and industry for nearly 40 years. ace planer and thicknesser are combined into a single machine known as combined planer thicknessers, which offers a more practical option for the smaller craftsmans' or trade workshop as it takes up less valuable floor space. It’s also more economical to buy one machine rather than two.
For higher production levels and automation a four side planer can straighten and process your timber in one pass - usually this is considered to be three times faster than using single-function machines. Where space is available, single function, separate machines offer advantages. There may be multiple users or a large volume of timber to be processed where it becomes inefficient to repeatedly change from one function to the other - the single function planers also usually have longer tables in order to give better straightening than combined machines. . Don't forget that we also supply all types of planer blades: traditional, Spiral Planer Blades, TERSA, Bruck, Centrolock, Centrofix, Felder & Kanefusa.