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ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:03 pm
by gedereco
Finally decided to buy a new planer thicknesser and was torn between the axminster/Jet and the ITECH from Scott sargeants. Finally went for the ITECH 310s. Weighs 350kg Great machine, Only a few bits to fit. The height guage is a 10th of a mm out from the factory, so I didnt need to touch it. 30sec to change from planer to thicknesser. Smooth start up and the helical head is amazing. I thought it would be slightly quieter than my axminster so I tried thicknessing oak and took 2mm off at a time and my chip extractor is louder. They are super quiet. If you have a workshop in residential areas, this is the way to go. Its quieter than my Dyson Hoover. Finish is like glass and didnt need sanding. So far I have put oak /pine/ash and red cedar and I have no problems with my extractor clogging up.
I have only had it a few days and will update review after a few weeks. I couldn't find any reviews about it, Comes well packaged with a wbp ply crate and bolted to pallet. If anyone wants to know anymore about it just let me know. I've got a load of photos but are too large to attach

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:21 pm
by davidpidge
Thanks for your review. I didn't think there was a p/t with a spriral block anywhere near that price.

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:55 pm
by gedereco
For the price which is close to axminsters P/T but without the hassle of taking your fence out and lifting gul wings. So far worth every penny. It's now enjoyable preparing timber instead of a chore. 😊👍

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:28 pm
by Meccarroll
I use a Holtstech 12" (300mm) planer/thickness machine which is nice and accurate but the thicknesser can only manage about 2.5mm each pass (softwood) so can take some time when resurfacing a lot of sawn timber. It cost me £800 second hand about ten years ago so your ITECH certainly seems a good price. I have used a lot of old wadkin P/T machines in the past and they have been great at thicknessing sawn timber so may eventually trade mine in for one. Glad you are pleased with your ITECH.

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:31 pm
by bonzo
How are you getting on with the iTech 310S? Still living up to your expectations? Any negatives so far? I'm considering one of these from S&S but haven't heard of the manufacturer before.

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:28 pm
by davidpidge
Thanks for posting the review. I recently had a go on an SCM planer with spiral block and it was incredible. You wouldn't need ear defenders using it!

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:01 pm
by Novoboats
How is your planer thicknesser performing after a years use?

Re: ITECH 310S PLANER THICKNESSER

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 am
by thekarter
Just a question - is it quieter than your Dyson or your Hoover? Both companies of course make vacuum cleaners!