plan 51L

Jointer


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The strength lies in the length
The solid plan 51L planer from the premium brand Format-4 impresses with its new design and above all with the new three metre planing table length. The feeding planer table alone offers 1,650 millimetres of adequate supporting surface for larger dimensioned workpieces. As an absolute highlight, the new plan 51L is the first Format-4 planer that offers a tiltable planing table for concave and convex joint finishing. The space saving design of the planing fence makes it possible to position the planer directly against the workshop wall. The comfort guard is integrated into the machine chassis and can be folded away which, when coupled, with the counter design of the machine cover panel allows absolute freedom of movement when planing. The Power Drive electrical height adjustment is included as standard and offers operating comfort of the highest level. The ergonomically designed control panel is positioned at eye level.

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  • Constantly high performance in industrial continuous operation
  • Customer specific optimised production solutions
  • Solid design with premium components
  • Many variations of specification packages with high-tech solutions
  • Complete engineering precision
  • Premium user comfort
  • Award winning design
  • Quality and precision from Austria
  • Uncompromised productivity
  • Perfect service package before, during and after the purchase
  • CE + GS dust certified
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Details

Jointer table length 118,1” (3000 mm)

Jointer table length 118,1” (3000 mm)



The highlight of the planers are the heavy, solid, ribbed planing tables with a total length of three metres. The length of the infeed planing table alone is an impressive 1650 mm and offers a solid support surface even for the biggest of woodworking challenges.

SILENT-POWER®

SILENT-POWER®



The Silent-POWER® spiral knife cutterblock reduces the noise emissions when planing by more than a half. Specially developed tungsten carbide blades with their constant pulling cut, guarantee a tear free planing finish of every wood type. The optimized extraction hood ensures that the noticably shorter chips are effectively extracted and land considerably more compact in the dust bags. This more compact filling of the chip bags, saves you from having to frequently change the bags. Maximum reliability and highest level of jointing quality - the innovative new development from Format-4 offers a jointing system with knives that have a usable life up to 20 times longer when compared to a conventional HSS-blade system. Damaged blades can be exchanged individually, removed and replaced with a few turns of the hand. The advantages at a glance ...

Format-4, perfect jointing and planing technology!

Format-4, perfect jointing and planing technology!



For decades the Format-4 system with double sided disposable planer knifes proved its advantages. Perfectly manufactured and adjusted in the factory, you do not have to adjust the planer knives and expensive aligning tools do not have to be purchased. It’s mere child’s play to change the planer knives. In less than a few minutes you can change the 4 knife cutterblock. Format-4 planer knives are instantly ready for action! Your Format-4 can also be equipped with a standard or tersa knife cutterblock

See and feel the incredible smooth finish!

See and feel the incredible smooth finish!



4¾' (120 mm) cutting diameter and the unique Format-4 knife system with reversible blades - for many decades a guarantee for excellent jointing results. Maximum blade life and minimum cost of the blades ensure considerable savings.

Set the depth of cut at the touch of a button with “Power-Drive”

Set the depth of cut at the touch of a button with “Power-Drive”



The high-precision planing table adjustment system provides excellent surface planing quality. The long, solid cast iron planing tables can be adjusted to a tenth of a millimetre at the touch of a button, using the electromotive “Power-Drive” adjustment which is included as standard and ensures maximum user comfort. The ergonomic control panel is always at eye level.

Concave - convex joint

Concave - convex joint



The plan 51L is the first Format-4 planer to offer a tilt setting of the infeed planing table for the production of convex and concave pieces. With the concave or convex planed workpieces you will achieve perfect results when gluing together without any visible joints.

Professional jointer fence withparallelogram adjustment

Professional jointer fence withparallelogram adjustment



A masterpiece of stability, precision and space saving design - the innovative parallelogramm Format-4 jointing fence system design allows you to be able to position your machine directly next to the workshop wall, without restricting the planing width.

Fully adjustable

Fully adjustable



The planer fence can be tilted to any position up to 45 degrees. There is an end stop at both the 90° and 45° positions.

The new Format-4 auxiliary fence

The new Format-4 auxiliary fence



When processing thin or narrow workpieces the new tiltable auxiliary fence attached to the jointer fence, guarantees a safe and comfortable planing operation.

Format-4 planer guard

Format-4 planer guard



Maximum operational safety and an unprecedented ease of use. The space saving jointer guard integrated into the machine chassis stabilizes the workpiece when jointing and beveling.

Complete freedom of movement when planing

Complete freedom of movement when planing



The EURO comfort planing fence can be folded in two places which offers maximum safety and the highest level of operating comfort for all planing work.

SUVA planer guard

SUVA planer guard



The SUVA planer guard covers the entire planing area and lifts automatically when planing.

Excellent extraction results

Excellent extraction results



The perfectly optimised construction of the large dimensioned chip extraction hood always guarantees the best extraction results.

Equipment

Electrics
002 3x 230 V motor voltage Standard equipment S
005 60 Hz motor frequency Standard equipment S
008 10 HP (7,35 kW) S6/40% Standard equipment S
10 Star-delta start Standard equipment S
12 Potential free contact Optional
13 Timer for operating hours Optional
14 3-phase EURO-plug for extractor/power feed with delayed start and emergency stop (for example: Power feeder) Optional
29 Electrical equipment according to CSA regulations Optional
 
Jointer and Cutterblock
30 Jointer width in inches 20⅛”
Total planer table length in inches 118
Infeed planer table length in inches 65
31 Total planing table length 2700 mm, infeed table 1350 mm Optional equipment at no extra cost
Maximum depth of cut in mm 8
50 Power-Drive electrical height adjustment of the infeed jointer table with digital display Standard equipment S
Concave and convex joint setting Standard equipment S
32 Professional planer fence, dimensions 51⅛” x 6¾” (1300 x 170 mm) Standard equipment S
34 Aigner combination planer fence, 51⅛” (1300 mm) in length Optional
36 Jointer guard EURO “Standard” Standard equipment S
37 Jointer guard EURO “Comfort” Optional
38 SUVA-jointer guard Optional
39 4 knife Format-4-System cutterblock Standard equipment S
40 4 knife Standard-knife cutterblock Optional
41 4 knife TERSA-System cutterblock Optional
44 Silent-POWER spiral cutterblock Optional
Number of knives - Silent-POWER spiral cutterblock 77
 
Important Accessories
212 Power feed mount Optional
 
General
Working height in inches 35
Vacuum connector Ø in mm 140
Weight, lbs (with average equipment) 1760
 
Packaging
221 Preperation for container transport dual 51, plan 51 Optional
223 IPPC packaging Standard equipment S
 

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