Unlike other Overflow items, I am not giving away this one for free. I am asking $700. December 16 update: the Jointer/Planer is now sold.
Several years ago, I bought a 10″ jointer/planer combination machine, which was made in Switzerland by Inca. Since I already had an 8″ long-bed jointer and 13″ thickness planer, I never made room for this combination machine in my shop. I don’t foresee any use for it in my shop, so it’s time to find it a better home where it will be used and appreciated.
Here is the jointer/planer combination machine. Inca machines are very well designed and of very high quality. They are becoming increasingly rare and are sought-after by woodworkers with limited space.
The dust shroud is sitting on the shelf of the included stand.
When I brought it home, I knew that I wouldn’t be using it soon, so I sprayed the tables with Boeshield T9.The tables remain in fine condition. I believe that they are cast aluminum.
The aluminum fence slides forward about half way. This is the limit.
The machine features a two-knife Tersa head (I believe that this defines the machine as model 560). Knife changes are the absolute simplest and easiest (I’ve heard that blade changes take all of 30 seconds). A spare set of knives is included.
The jointer features a European-style guard that slides back for jointing edges and can be flipped out of the way when required.
The lever with the black ball knob controls the height of the guard. With this style of guard, you pass your material underneath the guard when jointing the face.
Stock is fed underneath the jointer beds for thicknessing operations.
There is a two-speed gearbox, which I believe is for the thickness planer’s feed rollers. The white label above the lever says “Made in Switzerland”.
Power to the machine is controlled by a magnetic switch.
The 2HP motor draws 10.7 amps and runs on 220V power.
Here is the plug that is installed on the machine.
The saw was made in 1987 – a very good year!
The compact size of this machine makes it ideal for a small shop. The beds may be short, but are adequate for most furniture-scale jointing operations. Furthermore, carefully-located infeed and outfeed support will improve the machine’s ability to joint very long material when required. Personally, I see more value in a 10″ cutting width than long beds. I am asking $700 but will accept offers if you will be giving it a good home.
The machine weighs approximately 120 pounds and has an overall size of 48 x 40 x 32 inches (length x width x height).