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Type of machine

Jointer Planer Combo

Manufacturer

Scheppach

Designed in

Germany

Production status

Vintage

Specifications
Jointing width: 320 mm Power: 3000 W
Max jointing depth: 5 mm Tables length: 1320 mm
Type of Cutters: Two standard or reversible blades Fence Tilt: 90-45 °
Working height: 820 mm
Planer width: 310 mm Power: 3000 W
Max depth of cut: 5 mm Table length: 590 mm
Max workpiece height: 180 mm Feed rate(s): 5m/min
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The Scheppach Plana 4.0 jointer planer is the successor of the HMS 3200 ci, and very similar to the Plana 4.0c, but without any extensions available. The smaller version of this machine is the Plana 3.0.

It is very similar to its predecessor, and does not come with any significant upgrades. It also has cast iron tables, an integrated dust hood with a micro switch — this means you cannot switch on the machine if the dust hood is not in the correct position.

On the side there is a simple switch with which the planer feed rollers can be turned off when you are jointing. This is the only machine in the Plana series to have that functionality.

One curious difference with its smaller brother (the Plana 3.0) is that it has less height capacity for planing. It does have 10mm more width when jointing compared to the combination version of this machine, the Plana 4.0c.

Nowadays much of Scheppach’s production takes place in China, so it is likely most parts of this machine were produced there as well. The Plana series are more advanced than previous machines, but generally considered somewhat less reliable due to the production abroad instead of Germany.

This machine was discontinued, and only the combination version (Plana 4.0c) was updated and can be bought new today as the Plana 4.1c.

Quality

B

What we don't like

  • Unclear to what extent it is produced in China
  • Not the best build quality
  • Lacks extensions

What we like

  • Heavy, stable machine
  • Feed rollers can be disabled when jointing

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Detailed Specifications

All the specs and options for the Scheppach Plana 4.0 Jointer Planer

General
Working height820 mm
Weight (standard configuration)202 kg
Total height960 mm
Total width850 mm
Motor
Motor Voltage3x 400V 1x 230V
Motor Frequency50 Hz
Extra Features and Options
Wheel baseOption
Jointer
Jointing width320 mm
Max depth of cut5 mm
Tables length1320 mm
Type of cuttersTwo standard or reversible blades
Fence tilt90-45°
Planer
Planer Width310 mm
Max depth of cut5 mm
Table length590 mm
Max workpiece height180 mm
Feed rate(s)5m/min

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