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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

Record Power

Designed in

United Kingdom

Production status

Vintage

User rating (1 vote)

Specifications
Jointing width: 260 mm Power: 2000 W
Max jointing depth: 3 mm Tables length: 1000 mm
Type of Cutters: Two standard resharpenable knives Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Working height: 574 mm
Planer width: 260 mm Power: 2000 W
Max depth of cut: 3 mm
Max workpiece height: 150 mm Feed rate(s): 5m/min
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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.

Machine Atlas Verdict

The most affordable 'good' jointer planer available in Europe. Solid choice for a first jointer planer.

Value for money

A

Quality

B

What we don't like

What we like

  • About 20% cheaper than its direct competitor, the Metabo HC260
  • Better quality control than comparable Chinese-made machines
  • Wheel kit (easier to move) is standard

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Discussion

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  1. Why is it so hard to buy a 10″ planer thicknesser? Loads of sites with machines but NO ONE has any stock to sell me one!
    And so many manufacturer sites with distributors listed that don’t offer the products.

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    Dave Newton
    • Hi Dave, I’ve checked and it seems that Record Power has discontinued the PT260 (according to their website).

      I think there are still some companies selling it, but that’s probably their last stock.

      A good alternative would be the Metabo HC260, although it is slightly more expensive.

      R
      RobFounder
  2. i have just purchased a second hand Record Power PT260 which seems to be in quite good condition This is my first experience with a P/T so not totally sure of the workings
    I have managed to plane but am having trouble thicknessing. The timber seems to be getting stuck on the rollers and if I lower the plate the wood doesnt engage with the blade
    I’ve noticed the spring bolts that look to be under each roller but I’m reluctant to play with these in case I end up doing more harm than good
    Any advice would be appreciated

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    Ray Pavesi
    • Hi Ray, congrats on the purchase, it’s a nice machine. Regarding the wood getting stuck when thicknessing, the first thing I would do is to clean the thicknessing table, and then adding a lubricant. Paste wax, paraffin or candle wax will all do the trick. Even on €5000 machines wood can get stuck if the table is not clean and waxed.

      If that doesn’t solve the problem, the rollers could indeed be the problem. If you want to adjust them, make sure to adjust them equally (e.g. by counting the number of turns when loosening) or your boards will come out slightly skewed.

      Hope that helps!

      R
      RobFounder

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Record Power PT260

General
Working height574 mm
Weight (standard configuration)85 kg
Total height1040 mm
Total width930 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 Hz
Jointer
Jointing width260 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Tables length1000 mm
Type of cuttersTwo standard resharpenable knives
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width260 mm
Max depth of cut3 mm
Max workpiece height150 mm
Feed rate(s)5m/min

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