The surfacing-thicknessing machine for the D.I.Y. woodworkers and the craftsmen joineries.
Fine Woodworking named this award-winning 12" jointer/planer as "Best Overall" in its category. This machine offers premium power and precision in a compact size for any shop. With long jointer tables, and sturdy fence, this machine is a quality product, made in Italy, for a value price. Find out why one of our best-selling units may be perfect for you.
**The Minimax FS 30C does not come with the European Euroguard. This machine comes standard with the OSHA compliant American Spring Guard in the US**
Minimax jointer/planers include the quick change knife head by "Tersa". This cutterhead eliminates the necessity of gauging the knives each time to ensure proper height positioning. The Tersa knives automatically lock into position when the machine is turned on. Removal of the knives is as simple as tapping down the wedge blocks and sliding out the knives. Since the knives are double-sided, they can be flipped over, reinserted, and used again.
Changing between jointer and planer is much quicker on this machine than other models. This is because there are two separate same-side dust collection outlets for the jointer and the planer. Also, it is not required to drop the planer table all the way down in order to change back to a jointer, saving you additional time. Lastly, when going back to using the planer function, you don’t have as much distance to travel to get to your planning thickness. The entire changeover process can be done in under a minute.
The Minimax FS 30C has a separate jointer fence which rides on a rail mounted to the jointer table. The rigid fence is made of extruded aluminum that is 1670mm in length, has a cast-iron knuckle and can tilt up to 45°.
The Minimax FS 30C has a 12” Jointer and a 12” Planer with a 59” long cast-iron table. The planer is able to process up to 9” thick material. The jointer/planer head also comes standard with a “Tersa” head. This quick change system allows you to change the cutterhead knives quickly and accurately to minimize down time. There is no need to set the knife height, this is done automatically.
AMERICAN STANDARD GUARD
The Minimax FS 30C comes with an American-style standard guard. American safety standards state that when the guard is moved out of the way, and let go, it must automatically recover the cutterhead, which is why the American “pork chop” guard is standard. It is spring loaded to comply with American safety standards.
The planer unit in the standard version has a 72mm diameter cutter block with 3 knives (the optional “Tersa” cutter block is available with quick tightening knives and automatic adjustment). For an impeccable result, the pressure of the thicknesser feed rollers can be adjusted according to the type of wood machined. The thicknesser infeed roller has helical toothing to guarantee strong, constant work piece feed. In contrast, the sandblasted steel outfeed roller maintains the perfect post-machining finish.
Very high rigidity of the surfacing fences made of extruded aluminum with massive length.
- 4.8hp Single-phase (230v) motor
- Precision-ground cast iron tables
- 3-knife “Tersa” quick-change cutter head
- American-style jointer guard
- Quick-tilting jointer fence
- Jointer tables open away from operator
- Two independent dust collection ports
- Tool set & owner’s manual
ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Overall Table Length: 1510mm (59.75”)
Maximum Jointing Width: 300mm (12”)
Cutterhead Speed: 5,200 rpm
Maximum Stock Removal: 4mm (0.16”)
Fence Tilt: 0° - 45
Table Size: 300 x 585mm (12 x 22.0”)
Min./Max. Working Thickness: 3/230mm (0.12/9.0”)
Maximum Stock Removal: 4mm (0.16”)
Feed Speed: 23 fpm
Motor: Single-phase, 230v
Circuit Breaker: ~30 Amps
Horsepower: 4.8 hp
Weight: 595 lbs.
Dust Extraction Port Diameter: 120mm (4.75”)
Minimum Recommended Dust Extraction Volume: 600 cfm
SCM MINIMAX FS 30C JOINTER-PLANER VIDEO WITH SAM BLASCO
SCM MINIMAX FS 30C JOINTER-PLANER COMBINATION VIDEO