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Forum topic by JoshNZ posted 05-25-2018 12:36 AM 369 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2018 12:36 AM

Hi guys,

I’m just looking at a macma planer on a local auction site here in NZ and wondering what it’s a clone of. Or what it was rebranded from. I’m fairly certain macma import and rebadge.

Are the planers which have the cutter head driven by a belt and have the cast table adjustable rather than the whole head adjustable and a fixed table any better or worse, generally speaking?


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#1 posted 05-25-2018 01:14 AM

Those are all derivative of an Invicta design that
appeared in a 13” planer badged by Delta. It’s
a good design. The moving table allows a heavier
motor and perhaps easier maintenance since the
top mounted motor is sort of in the way when
you take off the panel to look at the knives. It
also permits those swell rollers on top. The ones
with the motor on top are more portable obviously.
Though heavy they are not that much bigger than
a lunchbox planer.

Those sorts of planers have been sold worldwide
since the 90s or so under a wide variety of badges.
I imagine parts in the gearboxes are more or less
interchangeable from brand to brand but there’s
no way to be certain until you have the new part
in your hand.

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#2 posted 05-26-2018 08:04 AM

I think this one must be a 15” the seller says the table is 385mm and cutter head slightly wider. Still a delta? He’s asking 690USD. Everything is a little more expensive in NZ than what you’d be used to I guess, being ocean locked. I have seen them to a little cheaper. Maybe I’ll make him an offer

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#3 posted 05-26-2018 08:19 AM

They are wider variants of the Delta. 15”, 16”,
and 20” Asian made versions are common in the USA.

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