10 Best Power Planers For Professionals


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The wood work industry chiefly uses planers. Planer is basically a tool that is used to produce flat surfaces by shaving the surface of the wood. Good things to look out for such power tools is their durability and energy consumption. We have compiled a list of 10 best power planers for hobbyists and professionals. So check out the list and let us know your favourite power planer machine

10. Hitachi P20ST 5.5-Amp 3-1/4-Inch Portable Handheld Planer(98.1$)

Best power Planer (18)

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Pro

  • Built-in kickstand prevents damage to the work surface when not in operation.
  • Re-sharpable blades.
  • Light weight at 5.5lb.

Con

  • Cutting depth not adjustable on the fly.

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9. Delta Power Tools 22-555 13(338$)

Best power Planer (11)

Pro

  • Powerful 15A Motor.
  • Four column design provides stability.

Con

  • Works only on 120V.
  • Single speed setting.

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8. Makita XPK01Z 18V LXT (179$)

Best power Planer (14)

Pro

  • 14,000 RPM motor engineered for fast stock removal.
  • 2-blade cutter head with double edge carbide blades.

Con

  • Comparatively heavy at 8 lb

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7. Bosch PL1632 6.5 Amp Planer, 3-1/4″(119$)

Best power Planer (16)

Pro

  • 16,500 RPM speed.
  • Dual-mount guide fence with protective shield for steady planing of door edges with plastic overshoe to prevent marring of door face.

Con

  • Only operates at 120V.

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6. SKIL 1560-01(75.28$)

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Pro

  • Two reversible carbide blades and machined front, provide smooth cuts.
  • The 11 position depth control knob

Con

  • Blade height is only adjustable relative to the leading face, but not the trailing face.
  • Instructions are known to be cumbersome.

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5. Black & Decker 7698K 5.2 Amp 3-1/4-Inch Planer(70$)

Best power Planer (12)

Pro

  • 5/64-inch deep-cutting capacity.
  •  Two-year warranty provided by the manufacturer.

Con

  • Comparatively heavy at 11.2 pounds.
  • Operates only at 120V.

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4. WEN 6530 6-Amp (49$)

Best power Planer (17)

Pro

  • Best value for money.
  • Make rabbets up to 1 inch in size with the 5/16-inch rabbeting guide.
  • A parallel fence bracket is provided.
  • 2 year warranty.

Con

  • Zero setting is not properly adjusted.

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3. PORTER-CABLE PC60THPK 6.0-Amp (75$)

Best power Planer (15)

Pro

  • 11.5-Inch cast aluminum shoe provides added control and better finish quality.
  • Good build quality.
  • Highly durable.

Con

  • Sole plate alignment is reported to be not up to the mark.

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2. Makita 2012NB 12-Inch Planer(546$)

Best power Planer (13)

Pro

  • Low noise (83dB) for operator comfort.
  • large table extensions to support the workpiece.

Con

  • Chain drive assembly is known in some units to stall.

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1. DEWALT DW734 15 Amp (400$)

Best power Planer (7)

Pro

  • 20,000 RPM motor.
  • reversible knives deliver 30 percent more knife life.
  • Excellent build quality.

Con

  • Some Customers/users have reported vibration issues.

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