Minimax FS30 Genius Combination Surfacer / Thicknesser


A compact planer thicknesser combination machine with 300mm cutter block capacity.

The large surfacer with oversized fence allows you to straighten and dress large workpieces.  The thickness unit gives you the capacity to achieve a perfectly square piece of timber.

Combine this with the reduced footprint giving you a compact machine – the Minimax FS30 Genius is the perfect surfacer/thicknesser combination

  • 300mm cutter block width
  • 1200m surfacing table length
  • 200mm thickness depth
  • 2.5hp, 240v, single-phase motor

The tersa cutter block on this machine is a dream to use.  A complete cutter block knife changeover can be done in under 2 minutes – getting you back up and machining in no time.

Dressing hardwoods or softwoods, the FS30 Genius will eat through them all.

Standard Features:

  • 300m surfacer working width
  • 1200mm surfacing tables
  • Thickness table dimensions 300 x 450mm
  • Feed speed 6m/min
  • 200mm max thickness capacity
  • 3mm minimum thickness capacity

Surfacing fence

Extruded anodised aluminium fence system can be positioned at 90 degrees or 45 degrees. The easy to operate clamping system ensures it locks in place securely on the table.

Bridge type guards

The bridge type planer guard gives you full control over the safety system. The fence is adjustable in the height via a handwheel, and also along the length via a sliding lock mechanism. Its flexibility ensures the cutter block is always guarded accordingly to the size of the workpiece your machining.

Xylent Spiral Cutterblock System

The MiniMax Xylent spiral cutterblock system uses rows of square cutter knives that are positioned within close proximity to each other – spiralling around the cutter block.

Each knife has four cutting edges and can be rotated as one edge dulls. The spiral design of the Xylent system means that the knife will shear the timber rather than cut directly on it. The benefits of this system include a better quality of cut, reduced noise emission, improved shaving extraction and less working load on the machine motor.

Thicknesser feed system

Processing pieces up to 200mm in thickness, the FS30 Genius uses a unique feed system. Anti-kickback fingers are incorporated into the infeed, providing the operator with increased safety.

Cast iron tables

The machine frame and base are manufactured in the SCM groups assembly plants. The base is laser cut from one piece of plate steel. A CNC controlled folding machine than constructs the base. This method guarantees the integrity and rigidity of the machine frame.

The working tables are cast iron. Again this is done in SCM’s own foundry. Having these manufacturing facilities ‘in house’ means the MiniMax machines feature oversized castings with extensive reinforcing. The cast tables are then milled to provide a flat working surface.

Pricing is based on customer pickup from our warehouse. If an interstate stock transfer is required, additional charges will apply.

Need more info, or want to check our stock levels? If you're in Australia you can call us on 1300 422 349.