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Fine Woodworking named this award-winning 12" jointer/planer as "Best Overall" in its category. The Minimax FS 30C X 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.
Your Minimax FS 30C X includes robust features, from the heavy duty 12” jointer to cast-iron tables and the breakthrough “XYLENT” cutterblock technology. The Xylent cutterhead is the quietest and most durable knife option, making it suitable for heavier cuts. It also improves dust extraction since it produces very small chips.
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 FS 30C X 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°. This machine also includes a handwheel with gravitational numerical readout for accurate positioning of the planer table.
This machine features 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 “Xylent” head that has helical knives to guarantee a strong, constant work piece feed.
Also featured is an American-style, OSHA-approved 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.
72 mm diameter cutter block with 3 spiral knives in standard planer version
Hand wheel with gravitational numerical readout for accurate positioning of the planer table
Two dust collection outlets
Improves dust extraction due to the production of very small chips
4-tip cutters can be rotated into the cutting position when worn
The pressure of the thicknesser feed rollers can be adjusted according to the type of wood machined
Thicknesser infeed roller has helical toothing to guarantee strong, constant workpiece feed
Sandblasted steel outfeed roller maintains the perfect post-machining finish
Very high rigidity of the surfacing fences made of extruded aluminum
Planer Table size: 12” x 22” (300 mm x 585 mm) Min./Max. working thickness: 0.12”/9” (3 mm/230 mm) Max. stock removal: 0.16” (4 mm) Feed speed: 23 fpm
4.8hp Single-phase (230v) motor
Precision-ground cast iron tables
3 rows of quarter turn (15x15x2.5mm) knives for Xylent cutterhead
Xylent maintenance kit
American-style jointer guard
Quick-tilting jointer fence
(2) Independent dust collection ports
Tool set & owner’s manual
Planer handwheel with gravitational numerical readout
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