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Hi so having no luck in finding a good old 10/12  inch planner thicknesser I rang round and got a Fox 10 inch from Poolewood who said it was a good machine but as soon as I got it out of the box I thought F##k so the parallel fence is bent and moves when you slide like a 2x1 along it I will be giving Poolewood a call in the morning ,I just wanted to warn you all not to buy one it looks like a toy .

Cheers. Mark

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So got my big thicknesser working the rise and fall still aint sorted but I can do up to almost 3 inch thick ,the Poolewood people were sound and are taking that crappy little one back so still looking for a bargin of a planner thicknesser if anyone spots one  

Cheers Mark

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Finally got my big thicknesser totally working the power rise and fall everything sorted been a lo g time coming and expensive but sorted ,totally chuffed so if anyone needs any boards doing come see us 

Cheers Mark

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I was put on to a mobile engineer it was expensive but he got it done ,turns out the old boy who had it had a big flood and even though it worked after it all dried out the big achme screws that opperate the table are housed in a cavity with a plate on top and the threads were all gummed up with like a concrete stuff and it still had some flood water in it so loads of scraping carefully cleaning spray ,and it has a sort of clutch on the power rise and fall the plates were polished shinny so not working now thats all done as well ,I could have done it myself if I had known all about it but now having been there sort of helping I know a lot more about the machine so all good and if anyone needs a mobile engineer just ask me for his phone number .

Cheers Mark

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Good result Mark, it’s a good feeling feeling when you get new breath back into these machines and they start doing a job again.

I have just brought a old Startrite bench drill and a Strartrite bandsaw back to life although I need to get some blades for the bandsaw.

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Hi Roys oh totally the old boy I got it off was super chuffed when I rang him and told him it was all good again ,now I need some boards to put through it .

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Glad you have got it up and running Mark 👍

 

How do you surface boards before thicknessing them? 

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