Sherwood 20in Industrial Thicknesser

  • Sherwood 20in Industrial Thicknesser

    Sherwood's 20 inch Industrial Thicknesser is famous for bringing world-leading quality to a home woodworker's budget

    This machine is quickly becoming a bit of a legend in woodworking circles, despite it being the hefty big brother to our extremely popular 16 inch thicknesser. With close inspection, you can see why: while the 16in unit performs well for most users, the 20in unit builds on the same design with a couple of major upgrades. 

    The cabinet stand is thick, welded steel plate designed to provide a secure base for the rest of machine, supporting the motor and absorbing the vibration inherent in planing operations. The motor is either a 3HP single-phase (15-Amp, 240V) or 5HP three-phase (415V) and runs a triple-belt pulley system to the cutterhead. The cutterhead is supported by large Japanese SKF bearings, for smoother, quieter operation with lower friction - improving service life and performance.

    Thicknesser 20in 508mm Single Phase Cutterhead Advantages

    The straight blade cutterhead is a larger diameter and has four blades installed - providing better inherent balance and 33% more cuts per minute compared with the 16in unit.

    Check and Compare Specs Before You Commit: The optional tungsten carbide-knife helical spiral head supplied is fitted with the premium full six-spiral 126-knife helical spiral head, not the economy sub-100 knife versions found on other brands.

    Some of the most important other features of the 20in Industrial Thicknesser are - 

    • Massive cast-iron base, feed table and cutterhead assembly
    • Two feed-speed gearbox included as standard
    • Four massive support posts with chain-driven precise height adjustment
    • Cutterhead locks for consistent thicknessing large quantities of material
    • Integrated dust chute with 4in outlet for efficient extraction
    • Mobile wheel kit built into base with one foot engagement to move around as necessary
    • Serrated steel infeed and ultra-high density rubber outfeed roller will not mar work
    • Industrial magnetic no-volt-release switch with quick stop button
    • Cast-iron feed support tables that once assembled provides a jointer-like 1430mm bed
    • Integral rollers for passing material from the outfeed to infeed side

    Important Industrial Thicknesser Specifications

      THU-5081 THU-5083
    Motor Size 2200W 3HP - 240V (15A circuit required) 3750W 5HP - 415V (3 Phase circuit required)
    Motor Type Induction Induction
    # of Belts 3 3
    Cutterhead Speed 5000rpm 5000rpm
    # of Blades 4 4
    Blade Type (Straight Blade) Resharpenable Resharpenable
    Blade Type (Helical Head) Replaceable Replaceable
    Cutterhead Lock Yes Yes
    Max Planing Capacity 508 x 203mm 508 x 203mm
    Min Stock Thickness 3.2mm 3.2mm
    Planer Bed Size 490 x 655mm 490 x 655mm
    Extension Table Size 530 x 390mm 530 x 390mm
    Planer Feed Speed 4.8 & 6m/min 4.8 & 6m/min
    Dust Port Diameter 127mm (5in) 127mm (5in)
    Machine Footprint 1055 x 1430 x 990mm 1055 x 1430 x 990mm

    Fast Delivery, Australia Wide

    Due to the weight of this machine, please contact us for a personalized freight quote delivered to you so we can reduce your costs wherever humanly possible.

    While we keep our shipping costs as low as humanly possible, please note that due to the shipping weight of this machine, unless you have a forklift or other suitable means of offloading your machine at delivery, our shipping companies insist that a tailgate drop fee of $90.00 may need to be charged. Please see our Freight & Returns for more information.

    Single Phase - Straight Blade
    $3,299.00 (inc GST)
    Order Now For Shipment or Pick Up 30th April
    Three Phase - Straight Blade
    $3,399.00 (inc GST)
    Out of stock - Available for back-order
    Single Phase - Helical Spiral Head
    $5,299.00 (inc GST)
    Three Phase - Helical Spiral Head
    $5,399.00 (inc GST)
    Out of stock - Available for back-order
    Replacement Straight Blade Set
    $195.00 (inc GST)

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