I have one of these (not from Axminster but an identical machine from Lyndurst Machines) and have not used it much yet so my views are really based on just a few smallish tasks.
It needs setting up - the planer tables on mine were not accurately set when I first used it, but there are lots of bolts to allow adjustments (perhaps too many!). The fence is buck awful - it was cupped - but that seems to be a problem with all of these planer/thicknessers. I have been thinking about making a cast iron fence. The thicknesser is accurate and is factory set anyway.
Would I buy it again? Perhaps, but I'm not sure about using Lyndhurst - they didn't reply to a couple of emails about the fence. I am also not sure whether some companies get 'better' machines (closer to spec) to sell.