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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

Axminster

Designed in

United Kingdom

Production status

New

User rating (1 vote)

Prices from

£1396.98

  • Axminster Trade AT260PT Planer Thicknesser
  • Axminster Trade AT260PT Planer Thicknesser Folding Tables

    The fence needs to be removed for the table fold up, and rests on a ledge on the back of the machine.

  • Axminster Trade AT260PT Planer Thicknesser Cutter Block
  • Axminster Trade AT260PT Planer Thicknesser Thickness Table
Specifications
Jointing width: 260 mm Power: 2200 W
Max jointing depth: 4 mm Tables length: 1100 mm
Type of Cutters: 3 HSS Resharpenable Blades Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Planer width: 260 mm Power: 2200 W
Max depth of cut: 2 mm
Max workpiece height: 190 mm Feed rate(s): 5m/min
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The Axminster Trade AT260PT is a heavy but reasonably priced planer thicknesser. It is the same machine as the AT260SPT, but it has three straight blades instead of spiral cutters.

Previously it was called the Axminster AT107PT, but there seem to be no clear differences between the previous and current models.

Cast-iron tables and build quality

The machine has a good build quality, and the tables are made of cast iron. These tables may be slightly on the short side for professional users though, who might consider upgrading to the 310mm model instead.

When switching from planing to thicknessing, the two tables swing upwards independently. The fence also needs to be removed, which can be a bit of a hassle according to some users.

Axminster Trade AT260PT Planer Thicknesser Folding Tables
The fence needs to be removed for the table fold up, and rests on a ledge on the back of the machine.

Fine adjustments

The machine can be finely and accurately adjusted in all respects, as can be seen below in the videos by Andy from the Woodgrafter. As with all machines with straight blades, expect to spend quite a bit of time setting up the blades initially.

Accessories

Axminster also sells a mobile base and digital height gauge for this model, but you have to buy them separately. This in contrast to the spiral cutterhead model, where the digital height gauge is included.

Replacement Blades: Official resharpenable replacement blades can be purchased from Axminster. If you want to save some money, you can find some more affordable knives on eBay instead.

If you have an older AT107PT with disposable blades, you can find those here instead.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Good machine, but not as unique or attractive as the Spiral Cutterhead model. Also lacks upgrades that are included for free in the spiral model.

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Lacks the digital height gauge of the spiral cutter version
  • Fence needs to be removed entirely when thickness planing
  • Straight blades require more setting up than spiral cutters
  • Size may be too limited for professional use

What we like

  • Cast iron tables
  • Long and heavy fence
  • Good build quality
  • Powerful motor

Prices

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Axminster Trade AT260PT Planer Thicknesser

General
Weight (standard configuration)182 kg
Total height970 mm
Total width900 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Jointer
Jointing width260 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Tables length1100 mm
Type of cutters3 HSS Resharpenable Blades
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width260 mm
Max depth of cut2 mm
Max workpiece height190 mm
Feed rate(s)5m/min

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