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Hi guys so been looking for a bargin of a 10/12 inch planner thicknesser but couldnt find a sturdy old one so rang around and ordered a fox 10 inch from Poolewood so I ask the question whats it like and they say yeah good machine so it arrives and stright away I think what the F##k so puts it together and the parallel fence is bent and moves when you are planning a small plank I will be giving Poolewood a call in the morning just wanted to let you all know not to buy a Fox planner 

Cheers Mark

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16 minutes ago, gobbypunk said:

Hi guys so been looking for a bargin of a 10/12 inch planner thicknesser but couldnt find a sturdy old one so rang around and ordered a fox 10 inch from Poolewood so I ask the question whats it like and they say yeah good machine so it arrives and stright away I think what the F##k so puts it together and the parallel fence is bent and moves when you are planning a small plank I will be giving Poolewood a call in the morning just wanted to let you all know not to buy a Fox planner 

Cheers Mark

Shouldn,t come like that(bent) but i think its mostly hobby stuff anyway,so maybe not up to what you want

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Bent is poor but dont expect much at that price.

 

My Felder fence came bent and flexes when edging boards and I dont want to think about how much it cost! If you want no flex you need industrial kit IMO

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37 minutes ago, gobbypunk said:

Hi guys so been looking for a bargin of a 10/12 inch planner thicknesser but couldnt find a sturdy old one so rang around and ordered a fox 10 inch from Poolewood so I ask the question whats it like and they say yeah good machine so it arrives and stright away I think what the F##k so puts it together and the parallel fence is bent and moves when you are planning a small plank I will be giving Poolewood a call in the morning just wanted to let you all know not to buy a Fox planner 

Cheers Mark

Send it back as cannot use a machine like that mark. 

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Yeah will be on the phone first thing it did my head in as I rang and spoke to someone who told me yeah good bit of kit but hey I spose I should have known better if anyone spots a bargain do let me know

Thanks Mark

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Just the look of the pictures would put me off that. All plastic.

If you want to buy cheap then your much better off buying a surface planer and a thicknesser seperately. But if that is your budget you won't even get a reasonable second hand one

 

 

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I started out with a dewalt thicknesser and a dirt cheap jointer. The fence wasn't worth using so mounted an oak one on it and it was ace. Didn't bother with tilt because if i wanted it at an angle I would use a table saw.
Still occasionally take it on site if I think I will need it but have a decent cast jointer now. Still have the dewalt as my only thicknesser, except the lucas mill planer, and I can't fault it. Bomb proof and a good finish.
Cheap modern tools are shit. Alot of the expensive ones to.
Don't phone a salesman and be surprised when they tell you what they are selling is good.

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I've got a metabo one, and really like it. But the bloody safety switches are a nightmare, I've disconnected one of them, and there are at least another 2 on it. Everything else is spot on though.

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1 hour ago, harvey b davison said:

I've got a metabo one, and really like it

Me too, a capable inbetweener, solid but portable and a good price when I got mine 👍

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