About Scheppach Planers
Founded in Bavaria in Southeast Germany 80 years ago, Scheppach is as a world specialist in stationary woodwork machines. Innovating in small niches that might not necessarily be covered by the rest of the global hardware market and selling to both the commercial and professional markets, Scheppach produces a variety of different products to suit every need.
Their planers, which are all machine-run to save tiring hands out with manual use, vary from larger (over 80 centimetres high) models, to smaller, scaled-down tabletop versions. Whilst the larger, full-size machines are recommended for professional use, the tabletop versions are suitable for home and workshop use, and as such are more readily available online. Known for their distinctive blue (sometimes grey) colour, they are renowned as good-quality machines, whether professional or casual.
Combined with built-in thicknessers, their planers combine the two and reduce the amount of space needed. Tabletop models size up at around ten inches long, with small differences between models. Weights for the tabletop models vary, but are relatively lightweight, weighing around the 30kg mark. Their motors run at around several kilowatts. Guide prices vary between models, but can be generalised to the several hundred pound mark.
However, their larger counterparts run to almost forty inches long, and run on more powerful 2.5 kilowatt motors. Thicknessing capacity is also greatly increased with the larger models, allowing for much larger pieces of wood to be inserted. These machines are also much heavier, weighing around 135kg. Guide prices for the professional models are closer to the £1000 mark.