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HL 850E Power Planer

Festool - HL 850E Power Planer

This high-performing planer from Festool is best used in a woodworking shop or for finish carpentry

$615.00 (As of 9/1/2003)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

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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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Festool
Manufacturer's Web Site www.festoolusa.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 888-337-8600
Weight 9 lb. 7 oz.
Dimensions N/A
Amps 7.4
Cut 3-1/4 in. wide; 9/64 in. deep
Standard Blades Spiral carbide