The Record Power PT260 is a solid jointer-planer combination, which is inspired heavily by the original design of the Elektra Beckum HC260.
This machine is made in China, which makes some people skeptical about the quality levels, but according to Record Power, they have a special quality-control unit in the United Kingdom. This means their machines are tested more rigorously than Chinese clones coming straight from the factory.
Foldable Wheel Base
One advantage of the PT260 is that it comes with a foldable wheel base, making it much easier to move around. For many other machines this has to be bought separately, making the PT260 even better value for money.
The Record Power PT260 is also similar to the Metabo HC260, which can also still be bought new. The Metabo is about €300 more expensive and lacks the nice foldable wheel base found on the PT260.
Replacement Blades: If your blades are damaged or missing, you can buy replacements either from Amazon UK, or from Record Power directly.
Late 2020: Discontinued
According to Record Power’s website, the PT260 has been discontinued (late 2020). It is unclear whether they will offer a new version.