Our new 8" Bench top Planer with Helical Style Cutterhead features a powerful 1HP and a 4 row helical cutterhead with 16 indexable cutters giving you power and superior finish you would expect from a stationary machine.
Designed to manage larger, deeper cuts in wood, this parallelogram style jointer with helical style cutterhead is quieter and delivers a smoother finish compared to straight knife jointers which will reduce your sanding time. You can say goodbye to cumbersome and time consuming blade changes like straight knife jointers. Blade changes on this machine are simple and super fast. Chip an insert cutter? Simply unscrew the indexable cutter and rotate to get a fresh new cutting edge.
Teflon coated tables allow for better movement of your work even when dealing with the toughest of hardwoods. The table also features extendable handles, extending the surface for longer pieces of wood and double as strong carry handles for ease of portability. The depth of cut gauge helps you accurately set the cut depth to remove the desired amount of material.
The strong aluminum fence is lightweight keeping the overall weight of the machine down and has positive stops at the most common fence positions; 90° & 135° outwards. This unit also features a dual dust collection port at 2-1/2" & 4" for easy hook up to a shop vac or dust collector.
This machine is designed to tackle any type wood and is a welcome addition to any size shop or worksite. This machine is backed by a full 3 year warranty and available exclusively at Busy Bee Tools.
Motor: 1 HP, 120V, single-phase, 10A
Maximum cutting width: 8 "
Maximum depth of cut: 1/8"
Fence Size: 43/8" x 195/8"
Table Size: 8" x 33.5"
Table Size with Extensions: 8" x 51"
Cutterhead speed: 12,000 RPM
Dual Port Dust Collection: 2-1/2" & 4" dust port for easy hook up to a shop vac or dust collector.
Weight: 27.9 kg
Powerful 1HP Motor
Parallelogram table adjustment
Teflon coated tables
Spring loaded retractable safety guard
16 indexable cutters H.S.S (2 sided)
Inserts 14.3mm x 14.3mm x 2mm
Built in Dust Collection
Depth of cut gauge
Built in Extending Carry handles
Comes 2 safety push blocks, Cutter insert Torx key and adjustment keys
3 Year Warranty
Made in ISO 9001 factory
Good benchtop jointer, however for the price, I would not buy again just because the instruction manual is absolutely horrific. The spelling mistakes and lack of "instructions" make it hard to spend 600$+.
Love it easy to setup and use. have only used it so far premium pine boards but going to use it on oak pallet boards and old barn wood
I bought this machine from Manitoba. I had concerns before buying as there is no BusyBee tools in Manitoba . It came on time and ready to work. The only thing I did is to put the fence. So far so good. I recommend it to anyone who are in the market for bench top jointer.
There are so many things I want to say about this machine. First of all, I love it. Mine arrived dialed in and squared up properly, I know some people had concerns about it but mine was fine. For someone with a small shop space and a budget, this is perfect. There are several brands with identical machines, I can't compare them to this but it is certainly the best price. Yes, it's a compact, lightweight machine, but it works better than you might expect. The cutterhead isn't a proper "helical", however it produces a finish far better than any straight knife cutterhead. Even at a full 8" wide, this machine cuts through so smooth and does so beautifully. The one grievance I have is that the fence is too lightweight. It has a tad bit of flex and is difficult to lock into place. That being said, I was able to get very square results. All in all, this is an excellent machine for it's caliber and a great bargain. If you're thinking about purchasing this for your small shop, I recommend it.
Helical cutter makes a really nice smooth cut. For being a bench top unit it seems solid. expect to spend an hour or more adjusting the parallel infeed / outfeed tables.
This is my first jointer, and I choose this one because it's easy on my budget and small enough for my small workshop. The machine works fine, however the dust port is not properly sealed. The machine keeps clogging because the air and dust is leaking out through the side of the dust port. So I fixed it by putting a tape around it. It worked. All in all the helical cutter works well, and my project didn't require a lot of sanding.
This jointer is doing a great job, with nice features you would normally find only on industrial grade jointers like Helical cutter, 8 inches capacity and the table extension allow you to work on long pieces of stock, all this in a compact benchtop format. I am very happy with my purchase. Le CX08BTHC fait un travail impeccable, avec des options que vous retrouvez normallement sur des planneurs de niveau industriel, capacité de 8 pouces, couteaux helicoidaux, extensions de tables permettant de travailler des pièces longues, le tout dans un format benchtop compact et pratique. Très heureux avec mon achat.
Nice for the small shop! Does great work once set up ! It's a little difficult to get the tables set up but once done this jointer is a bargain! (tip: make sure the infeed table is actually at zero before you start, don't trust the factory set depth guage! It's probably not set properly)
I’ve had the “joy” of owning the Craftex CX08BTHC for a couple of months now. But only today did I finally get it to make nice clean cuts. The tables were not set well “out of the box” so adjustments had to be made. What a horror. The manual lays out a method for setting the tables, but the King look-alike manual says it best: “NOTE: It is a very difficult adjustment to make. We highly recommend that any parallelogram adjustment to the tables be done by a qualified service technician.” Many hours later I guess I’m now a “qualified technician” as I’ve worked out a method to keep the machine parts stable while making adjustments. Not a fun project so I don’t give a high recommendation. Take your chances!
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