Editor's Review: The Eight Best Power Planers
review date: September 1, 2003
This tool's short length and light weight made it maneuverable and easy to handle. Cutting smoothness and dust collection were excellent. The motor was a good match for the maximum cutting depth and pushed the tool through wide (3 in.) stock without significantly bogging down. The second-least-expensive tool among our top eight picks, this planer offers the best combination of value and performance. It is best used for light-duty work.
pros:Fast, accurate blade-changing process. The standard fence was one of the best fixed models tested (a beveling fence is also available).
cons:Sensitive depth-adjustment knob; park rest wouldn't fold out of the way on horizontal surfaces.
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||5 lb. 9 oz.
||10-3/4 in. (shoe length)
||3-1/4 in. wide; 5/64 in. deep
||2 micrograin carbide blades