Sherwood's 8 Inch Cabinet Parallelogram Jointer Planer is new and ready to out perform all new comers. Now featuring extended in-feed fence.
The new Sherwood 8in Parallelogram Jointer's performance improve greatly over its little brother, the wedge bed jointer, to the point where it now thoroughly competes with the best jointers on the market. Featuring a parallel bed design, more cutters and spirals, a much bigger motor and the Sherwood Five-Year Warranty, you won't find another 8 inch jointer with the same specs for this price.
What is a parallelogram jointer? What is the difference between it and a wedge/traditional jointer?
The traditional jointer bed is attached to the body of the jointer via an angled dovetail. Thus as you move the beds down, the beds move further away from the cutting head. As you raise the beds, the beds move closer to the cutting head.
Parallelogram beds are mounted on a parallelogram so as you move the beds down or up the distance between the bed and the cutter head remains constant. This keeps clearance to a minimum for a better finish.
8 Inch Jointer with a one-piece welded cabinet base
The same welded one-piece cabinet base supports the jointer securely on the floor allowing for larger pieces to be pushed through the unit. The cabinet has a single 4in integral dust port for efficient waste extraction and it houses the powerful 3HP induction motor that drives the cutterheads.
The double tapered belt design is gone and in its place is a single wide poly-ribbed V-belt. These belts have better power transfer to the cutterheads, longer service life and allow for precision balanced alloy pulleys to be fitted - reducing inertia and improving smoother, quieter operation.
Japanese SKF Bearings on a low-friction spiral cutterhead
The cutterheads are now supported by large Japanese SKF bearings, again for smoother, quieter operation with lower friction - improving service life and performance. Due to the increased cutterhead diameter, it has allowed a better design of helical spiral head to be developed for better performance. Featuring 6 spirals and 52 knives this unit will not get bogged down by even the hardest of Australia Eyucalpts.
The bed itself and matching bedway on the tables are precision-machined multiple times over a number of days to allow the cast iron to settle and stabilize, then once assembled - the tables are again machined and polished over days for the same reason - so that each jointer bed has perfectly matched in-feed and out-feed tables. With a 1.95m length, this jointer will comfortably straighten work pieces up to 4m long.
Higher, longer, solid fences with foldable handwheels
The new design of this jointer features a longer in-feed fence. Many other brands seem to feature a longer out-feed fence, which makes little sense as once the work piece is beyond the cutter, a longer fence helps less and less. So we have decided to ask the manufacturer to extend the in-feed side of the fence. This allows for greater accuracy with longer work pieces.
Please note: older model currently photoed.
The handwheels are now located at the front of the machine with foldable handles so you don't catch clothing on them when not in use. With handwheels located at the front, it is easier to adjust both tables by gaining greater access to the adjustment than having to reach under the table.
It has a fence higher than most 8in/200mm jointers for better work piece support when planing edges, sitting on a solid cast-iron bracket that is bolted to the main bed . The rack and pinion adjustment is easy to operate and adjust and once locked in place is solid as a rock. The fence can be tilted up to 45° to plane bevelled edges with an integral stop built in for 45° and 90° for quick and easy adjustment.
The switch also remains on its mounting arm so if both of your hands are full, you should be able to knock it with your elbow easily enough to turn it off.
Why should you buy a Sherwood planing machine?
Sherwood are arguably Australia's leading thicknesser and jointer manufacturers because they back themselves and the quality of their machines. Unlike many of the cheaper imports on the market, this Aussie brand flaunts incredible build quality and attention to detail - the unsurpassed five-year warranty on every jointer, thicknesser and combination says it all.
The tables and fences on every machine are rock-solid and the feeding system Sherwood utilise competes with thicknessers and jointers at the very top of the international market. Every part of this machine is carefully designed and tested to ensure that it will provide eons of reliable, accurate trouble-free service. The dust chutes are carefully built in to create the most efficient running machine possible, while every safety consideration is tailored for. The results you get with a Sherwood thicknesser, jointer or combination planer are always extremely accurate, which is why they're used by countless professionals across the country and beyond.
Unlike many of its competitors, Sherwood also produce the full range of thicknesser and jointer accessories and market their own range of cutterheads and the unique helical-path true shear cutterheads that are taking the Australian industry by storm.
Sherwood 8 Inch Standard Jointer Specifications
||2250W / 3HP / 15A Circuit Required
|# of Belts
|# of Blades
|# of Spirals
||1950 x 200mm
||1135 x 125mm
|Max Planing Capacity
||203 x 3.2mm
||19 x 16mm
|Dust Port Diameter
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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.