15” Planer – Craftex CX-Series
This heavy duty planer was built with all day production in mind and has all the features any serious woodworker would look for in a 15” planer. Some of these features include a powerful 3HP motor, full cast iron extension wings, integrated mobile base and overall heavy duty construction. Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Powerful 3HP motor
Precision Ground Cast Iron Extension Wings
Magnetic Safety Switch
Rugged Four Column Support
Board Return Rollers
Solid Serrated Steel Power Feed Rollers
Shielded & Permanently Lubricated Bearings
Integrated Mobile Base
Dual Speed Board Feed
Heavy Duty Enclosed Cabinet Stand
Dual V-Belt Drive
Powder Coated Paint
3 Year Warranty
Motor – 3HP, 220V, 1PH, TEFC
Table Size – 20” x 15”
Max. Cutting Width – 15”
Max. Cutting Height – 8”
Max. Cutting Depth – 1/8”
Cutterhead – 3 H.S.S Knives
Dual Feed Rate – 16FPM & 30FPM & Neutral
Cutterhead Speed – 5000RPM
Cuts per Minute – 15,000
4” Dust Chute
Weight – 285 kg
Approx. Shipping Weight – 295 kg
Crate Dimensions - 31" x 47" x 29"
The planner is nice and strong the only thing bothers me is cheap Chinese parts. After 3 weeks of using this machine rollers feeding chain broke.
This is a great planer. I used to own a Dewalt DW735. It couldn't handle taking more than a few thousands of an inch off of a 13" wide piece of hardwood without bogging and refusing to feed. The DX15 feeds and planes a 15" piece of hardwood effortlessly. The same factory turns out many brand names: Grizzly, Shop Fox, General, King, Jet, Craftex ... but only Busy Bee (Craftex) provides a 3 year warranty! I have been extremely happy with the service I've received from Busy Bee. This is my third "significant" purchase from Busy Bee.
It took a lot for me to sell my DeWalt 735 planer, but I really needed to upgrade to a stand alone unit. Decided on the CX15 after comparing the General 15", King 15" and the GRizzly. The only unit that came close in price was the Grizzly and the units look the same. By the time I added the shipping and duties it was pretty much the same price. Busy bee is not that far so warranty and any other issues (which I hope i dont have to worry about)are much easier than dealijng with across the border. So far Ive put about 60 or so hours on this unit and my brother has put about 20. It runs very smooth and there havent really been any issues other than the locking mechanism on the base getting jammed once, but it was an easy fix. I would recommend this, so would my brother.
No complaints so far only that the price is LOWER now than what i paid. grrr...