- 12 Jul 2021
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- Frome, Somerset
Awesome, thanks everyone. The confusion of our North American cousins using planer for a thicknesser, and jointer for a planer (or surface planer) is now clear, as is the usage model for each. So combined you could have a planer/thicknesser (UK) and a jointer/planer (US), but the planer component of each is completely different. A mixed US/UK could be a planer/planer or a jointer/thicknesser. And our antipodean cousins would have a buzzer/thicknesser.
So for my £5-600 budget I could get a TSPL125 surface planer and a TPT125 thicknesser from Triton or a combined item from Metabo HB 260 C. I quite like the idea of two separate units and the Tritons - although looking very similar to others from Makita and unknown brands - do get really good reviews.
What's the views on 2 single units or 1 combo unit?
I think you meant to put TSPL152... their 6" surface planer? If you can find one in stock then "maybe" it'll be over your £600 budget. If you haven't got the thicknesser then I'd be looking for a combined unit rather than two separates.
I had one - the 152 - on back order with Yandle's for a few months and eventually gave up. Searched on line for other stockists to no avail. Paid what I thought was a reasonable price at £250 'ish at Yandle's but decided for a refund not too long ago. I've already got the "lunchbox" thicknesser - TPT 125 - so it was one reason I was going for adding the 152. Didn't know they did one (maybe they don't anymore with no stock available? - but more likely delayed because of that Suez thing?) until I stumbled on a YT vid of it. Shame really as it looks and seemingly performs well. I've even tried contacting TRITON but had absolutely no response.