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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: 310 mm Power: 3000 W
Max jointing depth: 4 mm Tables length: 1400 mm
Type of Cutters: 3 self-adjusting blades or Silent Power Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Fence length: 1100 mm
Planer width: 306 mm Power: 3000 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 31 jointer planer is the middle one of the Hammer A3 series. It is slightly larger than its smaller brother, the A3 26, but quite a bit more powerful. It is only about 20% more expensive than the A3 26, making it an attractive upgrade. The Hammer A3 41 is the larger version of this machine.

Its motor is relatively powerful at 3000W, available in 400V and 230V versions, which is not the case for the A3 26. It has longer tables and a longer fence, but the capacity of the planer is still the same as its smaller brother. It is also possible to mount a mortiser to the side as a third function.

Spiral cutterhead

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 47 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.

Machine Atlas Verdict

Excellent build quality and size. Dream machine of most hobbyist woodworkers.

Value for money

A

Quality

A

What we don't like

  • Not cheap

What we like

  • Great build quality
  • Mortiser available
  • Relatively affordable for its quality

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Hammer A3 31 Jointer Planer

General
Weight (standard configuration)290 kg
Motor
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 or 60 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Emergency stopOption
Rolling carriage without lifting bar Option
Lifting barOption
MortiserIncluded
Jointer
Jointing width310 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Tables length1400 mm
Type of cutters3 self-adjusting blades or Silent Power
Fence length1100 mm
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width306 mm
Max depth of cut4 mm
Table length540 mm
Max workpiece height225 mm
Feed rate(s)6m/min

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