Editor's Review: The Eight Best Power Planers
review date: September 1, 2003
This planer excelled in virtually every aspect of testing and sported the best depth-adjustment knob, safety features, and overall design among the planers we tested. Its larger size limited its use in tight quarters, however. It uses a proprietary, carbide-tipped spiral cutter. Although some of the plastic levers and switches might not survive rough handling, this machine pretty much did it all, and its well-designed handles made it a pleasure to operate. It comes with a plastic carrying case and is best used in a woodworking shop or for finish carpentry.
pros:Wide depth-of-cut range, simple blade-changing procedure, efficient dust collection, plastic carrying case included.
cons:Expensive, beveling fence must be purchased separately.
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||9 lb. 7 oz.
||3-1/4 in. wide; 9/64 in. deep