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High efficiency and high-speed double surface planing.

The Cantek GT610HI Cardan Shaft Drive Double Surface Planer is capable of speeds up to 98 feet per minute and its robust cast-iron body & industrial cardan drive system ensure high production planing day in and day out.  The large diameter cutterheads are spiral type with two-sided solid carbide inserts which produce a clean finish with superior stock removal capacity. The spring loaded feed system passes the material over the bottom head allowing it to act like a jointer to flatten the board prior and then a sectional infeed roller feeds the material through the top head for accurate dimensioning.


Why Cantek GT610HI Cardan Shaft Drive Double Surface Planer?

  • Powerful 40HP top head motor and 30HP bottom head motor for maximum stock removal
  • Full cardan shaft feed system allowing for faster feed speeds up to 98 FPM
  • Planing capacity up to 24” wide and 8” thick
  • Pin type carpet feed system passes the material over the bottom head to ensure a flat surface
  • (7) bed rollers including (3) driven rolls for superior feed speeds
  • Spiral insert knife cutterheads with 6 rows of two-sided 30x12x2.5mm solid carbide insert knives provide superior stock removal, reduced machine load and noise, and optimum finish quality


Key Advantages


  • Cast iron machine frame for superior vibration damping resulting in a long machine & bearing life
  • Chrome-plated tables and top and bottom for maximum wear resistance
  • Cutterheads are mounted in precision ABEC 7 RHP bearings
  • Feed system uses a spring-loaded pin arrangement to pass material over the bottom jointing head.
  • Sectional serrated infeed roll before the top cutterhead
  • Variable feed speed by frequency inverter (VFD) with digital display for the feed speed
  • Digital thickness control for quickly and precisely setting the desired thickness
  • Upper assembly is adjusted for desired thickness by four large diameter cylindrical posts
  • Adjustable infeed bed by easily accessible handwheel to set desired stock removal on the bottom head
  • Easy to access swivel control panel with individual ammeters for load monitoring and hour meter to aid in maintenance planning
  • Cutterhead starters are Y-Delta providing soft start to the heads for reduced power consumption on startup
  • Automatic lubrication to the conveyor feed system
  • High quality Schneider electrical components to CSA/UL standard




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Max. working thickness



Min. working thickness



Min. working length



Cutterhead RPM

5000 RPM

Cutterhead diameter



Feed speed

30-98 FPM

10 – 30 m/min

Top cutterhead motor

40 HP

Bottom cutterhead motor

30 HP

Feed motor

5 HP

Table Rolls

7 (3) driven

Opening hoist motor

1 HP

Machine weight

8800 lbs

4000 kgs

Machine dimensions (LxWxH)

112” x 67” x 67”


Shipping weight

9240 lbs

4200 kgs

Shipping dimensions (LxWxH)

115” x 75” x 75”


Machine electrics (Standard)

460/3/60 = 110 amps (Other voltages on request, factory order)


Cantek GT601HI- 24'' Cardan Shaft Drive Double Surfacer


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