Planer/Thicknesser decisions.

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Ollie78

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This is partly why I am leaning towards the hammer, they have offered me a nice deal.

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Has anyone done a comparison between the noise level of a Tersa head and a spiral head, on the same machine. Noise is the No.1 priority for me.... As long as I don't get any serious tearouts, I'm not that bothered about the finish as I always hand plane afterwards. I've only seen sound level comparisons between spiral and conventional heads.
 

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MilesH":26ihkau3 said:
Has anyone done a comparison between the noise level of a Tersa head and a spiral head, on the same machine. Noise is the No.1 priority for me.... As long as I don't get any serious tearouts, I'm not that bothered about the finish as I always hand plane afterwards. I've only seen sound level comparisons between spiral and conventional heads.

Google is very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceUStKnFUgo

Just love the remote control to adjust the thicknesser table height.
 

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Well I have had the green light from the money manager and pressed go for the Hammer A3 31 with spiral cutter and digital handwheel.
I am sure from the tests I have done on various machines that it is not the best for everything but for the compromises of cost/space/noise/surface finish/smaller cabinet work I felt it was the best option for me
Delivery is about 3 months when I will then see how it really stands up and will write a report on it. Until then my Startrite will carry on and I will then look to sell on this forum
Ian ( feeling broke, knowing SWIMBO will want something for her but also a bit excited at the prospect of a first new machine)
 

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Oooh exciting. :D
The long wait begins......plenty of time to find a crazy figured bit of wood to really test it out

I agree with your analysis of the price/space/noise/surface finish/other availible options etc matrix. Its hard to beat.

It is nice to have brand new stuff .

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Oooh exciting. :D
The long wait begins......plenty of time to find a crazy figured bit of wood to really test it out

I agree with your analysis of the price/space/noise/surface finish/other availible options etc matrix. Its hard to beat.

It is nice to have brand new stuff .

Ollie
Did you go for the Hammer in the end and how are you liking it?
 

Ollie78

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Did you go for the Hammer in the end and how are you liking it?
I did get the Hammer planer thicknesser. It was a long wait for it to arrive.
It is a very nice machine, quiet and smooth. Surface finish is nice from the helical cutter
I am getting a small amount of snipe when thicknessing. Needs adjustment of roller pressure.
I have not put a massive amount through it yet but I am pretty happy.

Ollie
 
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