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Carbatec 20" Thicknesser with Helical Cutterhead

Product Code: TH-X508C

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  • 508mm wide x 210mm high timber capacity
  • Helical cutterhead contains 98x carbide cutters
  • 3.5HP (240V) Induction motor - 15A plug supplied
  • 2 speed gearbox
  • 5" (125mm) dust chute
  • Solid cast iron construction
  • Motor housed within base cabinet
  • Built in mobile base for ease of movement and placement
We have updated the look & product code of our CTJ-508X-1PH (now TH-X508C), however be assured, all specifications of this machine are the same as our tried and tested CTJ-508X-1PH.

Helical cutterheads revolutionise your woodwork! Offering near silent cutting as well as less chatter and tear out in curly or highly figured wood, these cutterheads save hours of cleanup work after dressing timber to the correct thickness.

The Carbatec TH-X508C thicknesser is literally stacked with features and will be a welcome addition in any workshop big or small. Features a powerful 3.5HP motor, a helical cutterhead, serrated steel infeed and outfeed rollers, anti-kickback fingers, adjustable bed rollers and a front-mounted Magnetic Starter NVR switch.

One distinct advantage you'll find with this machine is the low mounting of the motor - this provides space for the rollers that are fitted at the top of the machine, allowing you to feed and return material for repeated passes instead of carrying the material back to the infeed side by hand. Team up with a partner and they can feed the material back to you using the roller system further increasing your productivity.

This machine's 98 four sided cutter knives (each of which can be turned to offer a new cutting edge in seconds) are made of fine grain tungsten carbide and are held in place by a Torx style screw. Knives of this type last three to five times longer than good quality HSS knives. Multiply this by four cutting edges and you achieve 12 to 20 times the normal blade life of a HSS blade set. Easily rotated and seated, they present a new, fully sharpened and indexed cutting edge. No complex blade setting or jigs are required - you simply replace the blade when all four edges have been used.

This style of cutterhead also reduces the size of shavings when cutting, increasing the effectiveness of your dust collection setup. It gives smoother cuts, less tearout and has less vibration during use. The use of at least a 3HP dust collector is recommended for this machine to produce efficient and clean productivity.

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Brand Carbatec
Motor 2600W (3-1/2 HP) Induction - NOTE: 15A Plug
Cutterhead Helical - with 98 insert knives
Dust Port 125mm (5")
Infeed/Outfeed Roller Serrated Steel
Maximum Cutting Width 508mm
Maximum Depth Of Cut 1.5mm per pass
Minimum Stock Thickness 6mm
Maximum Stock Thickness 210mm
Stand Included Or Integral Enclosed Cabinet
Table Material Cast with Iron Rise & Fall Table
Table Size 508mm x 1410mm
Workshop Footprint (WxDxH) 1000mm x 1410mm x 1120mm
Feed Rate 5m/min or 6m/min
Warranty Period 3 Years
Shipping Weight 420Kg

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