Friday, July 23, 2010

Proxxon Micro Planer - small, precise wood planer

Proxxon Micro Planer - small, precise wood planer
Could you ever call a wood planer "cute"? Well, now you can! Just look at the Proxxon Micro Planer. Despite its diminutive size, this and ANYTHING by Proxxon is a serious tools. This one is designed for fine planing a very smooth finish on both hardwood and softwood surfaces. It's also made for precision -- where a fraction of a millimeter makes difference.

From the mini planer description:
The unit's load bearing components are all made of die-cast aluminum, with milled seats for bearings and spindles, the essentials for vibration-free, smooth and clean planing and guaranteeing maximum stability. The triple spindled table is milled to close tolerances and can be conveniently adjusted to 0.008" by a large zero adjustable hand wheel on top of the housing. The cutter shaft has two HSS reversible cutters for a long service life. Replacement of the cutters is facilitated by a service flap. The planer has an automatic feed unit. The work piece therefore is only pushed by hand into the feed slot for a short distance. A knurled and spring-loaded roller then draws the work piece in, thus enabling even irregularly shaped pieces of wood to be planed. After passing the cutter shaft, the piece of wood is pushed out at the rear by a rubber-coated roller to protect the surface of the work piece.
Here's where you can get the Proxxon Micro Planer.


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3 Comments:

Anonymous george the tool guy said...

The term cute is very appropriate for this planer. It can't be cheap. It's very specialized. I'm hard pressed to see the particular niche that planer would fill. For now I'll stick with my powermatic. I'm sure my perspective could be broadened. I'll watch your blog and see what comes up.

July 29, 2010 at 2:50 AM  
Anonymous Nelson from wood planers said...

This is the ideal size for the woodworker who only works on small projects and does not need, or have room for a larger wood planer.

June 5, 2011 at 12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great for violin ribs and guitar sides.

February 6, 2014 at 11:31 PM  

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