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I have some scaffold boards that I'd like to make into shelves but I was looking to buy a planer and a router (nothing too crazy expensive) as I've other things I need to buy. I've had a look at the Titan planer from Screwfix and the reviews look good for the price.

 

I know it might be hard to find a planer that will do boards over 1 foot without spending a fair amount of money.

 
Also will be looking into getting off cuts of hardwood slabs for making chopping boards in the future too. So the planer and router will come in handy for that also. 

Also if anyone in the Scottish Borders area has any off cuts of hardwood slabs please give me a shout. 

 

Looking for recommendations if possible. Cheers. 
 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb579pln-204mm-electric-planer-thicknesser-230v/15774?tc=LA7&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_cPhkbuy9QIVDLh3Ch29HwWpEAQYASABEgKlUvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-er2100-2100w-electric-router-220-240v/535FX?tc=LA7&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjbbhtLuy9QIVjrd3Ch27vQmpEAQYAyABEgI3zPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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10 hours ago, JDon said:

I have some scaffold boards that I'd like to make into shelves but I was looking to buy a planer and a router (nothing too crazy expensive) as I've other things I need to buy. I've had a look at the Titan planer from Screwfix and the reviews look good for the price.

 

I know it might be hard to find a planer that will do boards over 1 foot without spending a fair amount of money.

 
Also will be looking into getting off cuts of hardwood slabs for making chopping boards in the future too. So the planer and router will come in handy for that also. 

Also if anyone in the Scottish Borders area has any off cuts of hardwood slabs please give me a shout. 

 

Looking for recommendations if possible. Cheers. 
 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb579pln-204mm-electric-planer-thicknesser-230v/15774?tc=LA7&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_cPhkbuy9QIVDLh3Ch29HwWpEAQYASABEgKlUvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-er2100-2100w-electric-router-220-240v/535FX?tc=LA7&ds_kid=92700055256569560&ds_rl=1244066&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjbbhtLuy9QIVjrd3Ch27vQmpEAQYAyABEgI3zPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Hi JDon, my boss will be able to help you with the hardwood slab offcuts. What corner of the Borders are you from? We're based near Selkirk and have plenty wood.

 

Can't say much about your tool question though I'm afraid.

 

Will message you privately. 

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Scaffolding boards don't really plane up smooth.
My preference in planers is metabo, as I have their planer thicknesser, which I have no complaints about.
As for routers, I prefer makita. I have 3 makita routers, for different purposes and all work brilliantly. One is on its last legs , but will get replaced with another makita.

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