The strength lies in the length
The solid plan 51L planer from the premium brand FORMAT4 impresses with its new design and above all with the new three metre planing table length. The feeding planer table alone offers 1,650 millimetres of adequate supporting surface for larger dimensioned workpieces. As an absolute highlight, the new plan 51L is the first FORMAT4 planer that offers a tiltable planing table for concave and convex joint finishing. The space saving design of the planing fence makes it possible to position the planer directly against the workshop wall. The comfort guard is integrated into the machine chassis and can be folded away which, when coupled, with the counter design of the machine cover panel allows absolute freedom of movement when planing. The Power Drive electrical height adjustment is included as standard and offers operating comfort of the highest level. The ergonomically designed control panel is positioned at eye level.

FORMAT4. Uncompromising expertise for the highest of requirements

The Felder Group premium brand has met the highest standards of professional users since 2001. The customised high-performance solutions are uncompromisingly innovative, offer maximum operating comfort and complete productivity.

The most important highlights at a glance


... FORMAT4 Premium machines for premium requirements

Planer plan 51L Format4 Felder Group woodworking
  • Constantly high performance in industrial continuous operation
  • Customer specific optimised production solutions
  • Solid design with premium components
  • Many variations of specification packages with high-tech solutions
  • Complete engineering precision
  • Premium user comfort
  • Award winning design
  • Quality and precision from Austria
  • Uncompromised productivity
  • Perfect service package before, during and after the purchase
  • Tailor made financing solutions


The highlight of the planers are the heavy, solid, ribbed planing tables with a total length of three metres. The length of the infeed planing table alone is an impressive 1650 mm and offers a solid support surface even for the biggest of woodworking challenges.


The Silent-Power® spiral knife cutterblock reduces the noise emissions when planing by more than a half. Specially developed tungsten carbide blades with their constant pulling cut, guarantee a tear free planing finish of every wood type. The optimised extraction hood ensures that the noticably shorter chips are effectively extracted and land considerably more compact in the dust bags. This more compact filling of the chip bags, saves you from having to frequently change the bags. Maximum reliability and highest level of planing quality - the innovative new development from Format4 offers a planing system with knives that have a usable life up to 20 times longer when compared to a conventional HSS-blade system. Damaged blades can be exchanged individually, removed and replaced with a few turns of the hand. The advantages at a glance ...

For decades the Format4 system with double sided disposable planer knives has proved its worth. Perfectly manufactured and adjusted in the factory, there is no need to adjust the planer knives and no expensive adjusting tools have to be purchased. It’s simple to change the planer knives. In less than a few minutes you can change all of the Format4 planer knives and once they have been tightened, they are ready for use! Your Format4 can also be equipped with a standard or tersa knife cutterblock


120 mm cutting diameter and the unique Format4 knife system with reversible blades - for many decades a guarantee for excellent planing results. Maximum blade life and minimum cost of the blades ensure considerable savings.

The high-precision planing table adjustment system provides excellent surface planing quality. The long, solid cast iron planing tables can be adjusted to a tenth of a millimetre at the touch of a button, using the electromotive “Power-Drive” adjustment which is included as standard and ensures maximum user comfort. The ergonomic control panel is always at eye level.

The plan 51L is the first Format4 planer to offer a tilt setting of the infeed planing table for the production of convex and concave pieces. With the concave or convex planed workpieces you will achieve perfect results when gluing together without any visible joints.


A masterpiece of stability, precision and space saving design - the innovative parallelogramm Format4 planing fence system design allows you to be able to position your machine directly next to the workshop wall, without restricting the planing width.

The planer fence can be tilted to any position up to 45 degrees. There is an end stop at both the 90° and 45° positions.
When processing thin or narrow workpieces the new tiltable auxiliary fence attached to the planer fence, guarantees a safe and comfortable planing option.
Maximum operational safety and an unprecedented ease of use. The space saving planer guard integrated into the machine chassis also stabilises the workpiece when planing and bevelling the narrow edge.
The EURO comfort planing fence can be folded in two places which offers maximum safety and the highest level of operating comfort for all planing work.
The SUVA planer guard covers the entire planing area and lifts automatically when planing.
The perfectly optimised construction of the large dimensioned chip extraction hood always guarantees the best extraction results.

Customer service & maintenance

Specially trained service personnel are always available to provide specialised on-site service for you. If the matter is urgent you can call our hotline centre for straightforward immediate help.  Contact our consultants or report your request conveniently online around the clock.

Do you have any questions?

We are happy to advise you online, over the phone or on-site at one of our more than 270 sales and service centres worldwide. 


Song’ Woodworking Machinery Co., Ltd.

Song’ Woodworking Machinery Co., Ltd.
16, 192 Bungil, Ogap-Gil, Munchon-Ri, Gamgok-Myun, Eumsung-Gun
Chungbook, S.Korea
Tel.: +82-43-8829947
Fax: +82-43-8829948