Hammer C3 31
The Hammer C3 31 is considered entry level, but it’s no lightweight! The 610kg machine is made up of solid cast-iron machining tables, strong ribbed aluminium sliding tables, and powerful European motors, meaning stability and reliability.
It’s not unusual to see these machines in light-commercial workshops, and they’re also ideal for use in residential areas. This is because of Felder’s patented SilentPower spiral cutter-block on the planer/thicknesser, which produces a silky-smooth finish and reduces noise by half. Changeover time between functions is less than 15 seconds, and the ability to switch out the spindle moulder shaft for a router spindle is a massive bonus to home hobbyists. Pricing starts from $15,200.