Sherwood Combination Planers are a compact and versatile thicknesser / planer suitable for all types of wood machining applications. They are the perfect combination machine for the enthusiast and professional woodworker alike.
Dimensioning timber is a fundamental process of woodworking. And a combination thicknesser / planer is the perfect machine to complete this work, especially if you have limited workshop space. Sherwood combination machines are compact, robust and are of a simple design meaning they are easy to tune and maintain.
Combination thicknesser / planers are useful for woodworkers of all skill levels. Once you have learned how to tune and use your combination machine, you can dimension timber with ease. No workshop, whether enthusiast or professional, should be without good dimensioning machinery.
The Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Planer
- Powerful 3000W (4.0HP) 15A motor
- Spiral carbide blade cutter head
- Built in mobility kit
- 406mm wide planing capacity
- 406 x 230mm thicknessing capacity
- Easy changeover from planer to thicknesser
- Precision ground cast iron worktable
- Aluminium fence and European blade guard
- Lever worktable height adjustment with depth of cut gauge
- Winding thicknessing adjustment with digital & metric depth of cut gauge
- Mechanical on / off switch
- Feed rollers on / off lever
- 102mm dust port
Please note – this machine has a 15A Plug
Compact and mobile
The Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Planer is only available with a spiral carbide cutter head. This machine offers all the features of an industrial combination machines yet remains conveniently compact and affordable. This combination machine also features a built-in mobility kit making it the easiest combo to move around. The Sherwood 16in combination machine is the perfect for both enthusiasts and professionals who need a rock-solid industrial level dimensioning machine, yet also need a machine that is compact and affordable.
Spiral carbide blade cutter head
This Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Planer features a Spiral Carbide Cutter Head. Spiral cutter heads incorporate square carbide cutters arranged into rows that wrap around the cutter block. Spiral cutter heads are very long lasting, easy to maintain and are perfect for machining difficult and highly figured timbers with little or no tear out.
Carbide cutter blades
If you haven’t heard already, carbide cutters are the way to go. Each cutter is 15mm square and sharpened on all four edges. Each cutter fixes directly to the indexed spiral head via a steel grub screw. The edge of each cutter is slightly radiused so to ease the shearing cutting action. When requiring replacement, due to the indexed head, it is very easy to release the carbide cutter and turn to expose a brand-new cutting edge. Each carbide has 4 sharp edges - no sharpening required!
Easy mode changeover
The Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Planer with Spiral Carbide Cutter Head is very easy and quick to change from planer mode to thicknesser mode. Release the two worktable locking handles. Lift the one-piece worktable. Lower the thicknessing worktable and flip the dust port into position. Go! And because the worktable is made as one piece, no additional alignment or tuning is required.
Aluminium fence and Euro blade guard
The aluminium fence is long, tall and hard fixes in position via two locking handles. The European styled blade guard is easily adjusted and provides you with maximum protection when using such a wide blade machine. Plane with confidence on your Sherwood 16in combo.
All Sherwood products feature a standard 5-Year limited warranty. No other combination thicknesser / planer in its class is more supported than the Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Machine
Spiral head planers need a larger than usual motor to drive the shearing action of the cutter head. This Sherwood 16in combination machine with spiral head has an industrial grade 3000W (4.0HP) motor. All the power you will ever need to run this dimensioning monster.
Spiral carbide blade cutter head
This 16in Sherwood combo features a Spiral Carbide Blade Cutter Head which incorporate square carbide cutters arranged into rows that wrap around the cutter block. Spiral cutter heads are very long lasting, easy to maintain and do not require sharpening. They are perfect for machining difficult and highly figured timbers with minimal chance of grain tear out.
Carbide cutters are the way to go. Each cutter is 15mm square and sharpened on all four edges so you can enjoy extra-long life from your planer blades. Each cutter fixes directly to the indexed spiral head. This means the individual cutters fit to the block easily and precisely via a steel grub screw. So, when they require turning or replacement, it is very easy to complete this task with no special alignment required.
No sharpening required
Carbide cutters do not require sharpening. Carbide cutters also have an extremely long-life span. Once they become dull, simply release the cutter and turn to expose a fresh sharp edge. Each cutter has four edges so you can expect many years of service before replacement is required. No more sharpening is a massive saving in time and expense.
Spiral cutter heads are quiet
The additional advantage of a spiral cutter head is that operate quietly when compared to the chopping action of a traditional straight blade cutter heads. Work away in your home workshop without upsetting the neighbours. Perfect for shared spaces such as a club or community workshop.
Digital thicknesser gauge
For super precision machining, this 16in combination machines thicknesser includes a programmable digital height of cut gauge. For routine machining there is also a mechanical metric height of cut gauge. Whatever your level of accuracy obsession, you are covered.
Compact and still mobile
The great thing about combination machines is that they are effectively two machines in one. They are compact and save space. This means they are great for smaller workshops or workshops where space is at a premium. And even though this machine features a whopping 16in cutting width, it remains essentially mobile with its built in mobility kit. It can be easily moved around the workshop relatively easily without special lifting gear or having to worry about the machine settings.
Easy and quick mode changeover
A combination machine is a compromise between time and space. Yes, you gain more space. However, you will spend some time changing the mode of the machine. The good news is that the Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Planer with Spiral Head is very easy and quick to change from planer mode to thicknesser mode. And because the worktable is made as one piece, no additional alignment or tuning is required.
Robust low maintenance construction
Sherwood combination machines are of a straightforward design. Are robustly built. And required minimal maintenance. This means your Sherwood combination machine is easy to use, will go the distance and requires little in the way of maintenance. More time spent woodworking.
All Sherwood products feature a standard 5-Year limited warranty. No other combination thicknesser / planer in its class is more supported than the Sherwood 16in Lift-Up Combination Machine.