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Jointer Planer Combo


Elektra Beckum

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Jointing width: 300 mm Power: 1850 W
Max jointing depth: 3 mm Tables length: 1200 mm
Type of Cutters: Two standard or reversible replaceable blades Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Working height: 850 mm
Planer width: 300 mm Power: 1850 W
Max depth of cut: 3 mm Table length: 500 mm
Max workpiece height: 165 mm Feed rate(s): 4m/min
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The Elektra Beckum HC 300 jointer planer is a continuation and nearly identical copy of the Metabo ADH 1630. After Metabo bought Elektra Beckum, they released this machine under the Elektra Beckum name. After the Elektra Beckum brand was scrapped, they continued it as the Metabo HC 300, which is 99% the same machine.

Two Versions

There were two versions: The HC 300 W, the 230 Volt version with 1850 Watt power, and the HC 300 D, the 400 Volt version with 2800 Watt motor, making it significantly more powerful.

Similar Machines

It is not 100% clear where this machine was built, but since its twin brother, the ADH 1630, was built in the Lurem factories in France, that probably also goes for this machine. It was also marketed as the Emco MH30.

This machine also had a patented anti-kickback system.

Replacement Blades: There are still a few places selling replacement blades for the HC 300. You can find them on eBay, Amazon Germany, or on this German website.

Machine Atlas Verdict

High quality machine based on the Metabo Magnum series. Can be expensive.

Value for money




What we don't like

  • Not produced in the same place as the original Metabo stationary machines known for their quality

What we like

  • Based on a quality Metabo Magnum design, meaning it is probably slightly better than earlier purely Elektra Beckum machines
  • Relatively large jointing width
  • Solid, sturdy machine

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  1. hi my machine work well as a thicknesser but when changed to a planer it wont start

    Jeff Jago
    • Hi Jeff, I’m not familiar with this machine myself, but some machines have a trigger that requires the dust extraction hood to be in a position to allow the machine to run. Try putting the dust extraction hood in the position described in the manual, and check if it starts.

      Hope that helps!


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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Elektra Beckum HC 300 Jointer Planer

Working height850 mm
Weight (standard configuration)85 kg
Total height110 mm
Total width580 mm
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 Hz
Jointing width300 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Tables length1200 mm
Type of cuttersTwo standard or reversible replaceable blades
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer Width300 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Table length500 mm
Max workpiece height165 mm
Feed rate(s)4m/min

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