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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

Hammer

Designed in

Austria

Production status

New

User rating (1 vote)

Specifications
Jointing width: 260 mm Power: 1600 W
Max jointing depth: 4 mm Tables length: 1120 mm
Type of Cutters: 3 self-adjusting blades Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Fence length: 750 mm
Planer width: 254 mm Power: 1600 W
Max depth of cut: 4 mm Table length: 540 mm
Max workpiece height: 225 mm Feed rate(s): 6m/min
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The Hammer A3 26 is the smallest jointer planer of the Hammer A3 series. The 26 in its name stands for the maximum jointing width: 260 mm. Its larger brother is the Hammer A3 31.

In its base form it comes with a 3-knife, quick-change, self-adjusting cutter block. This can be upgrade to a so-called ‘Silent-Power’ cutter block, which has spiral cutters and is — as the name suggests — much quieter. In this video you can see the difference in sound it makes.

The Silent-Power block has spiral cutters, which is actually 39 small blades lined up in a spiral form. These blades have four sharp sides, meaning you can simply unscrew them, turn them around 90 degrees and use the next sharp side. Another benefit of this is that when you nick the blade, you don’t have to resharpen the entire blade, just turn one small one.

The A3 26 is only available in a 1x 230 V 1600kW version, making it clear that it is aimed more at hobbyists than professionals. It is also possible to attach a mortiser to the side of the machine.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Excellent build quality for small workshops.

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Small for an expensive machine
  • Not very powerful

What we like

  • Great build quality
  • Relatively affordable for its quality
  • Self-adjusting blades and spiral cutter block available
  • Mortiser available

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Hammer A3 26 Jointer Planer

General
Weight (standard configuration)245 kg
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 or 60 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Rolling carriage without lifting barOption
Lifting bar Option
MortiserOption
Extra emergency buttonOption
Jointer
Jointing width260 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Tables length1120 mm
Type of cutters3 self-adjusting blades
Fence length750 mm
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width254 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Table length540 mm
Max workpiece height225 mm
Feed rate(s)6m/min

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